FOLSOM, Calif., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimark Associates has announced the launch of T1-S Solar Controller, a SCADA system engineered specifically to manage output from utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) power inverters.
"The nature of solar electricity generation creates challenges for maintaining consistent power factor, frequency and voltage across the grid," said Mark Morosky, President of Trimark Associates, Inc. "We developed T1-S Solar Controller to provide sophisticated inverter management that will be necessary when 33% of California's power is generated by renewable resources."
Generating electricity from renewable, intermittent resources creates challenges for maintaining consistent wattage, power factor, frequency and voltage across the grid. Geographic location, resource concentration, variability in size and capability make PV resources a challenge to manage.
To address these challenges, Trimark is collaborating with Sandia National Labs to test T1-S Solar Controller. Sandia is leading an international consortium of researchers to define a standard approach to PV inverter control. Trimark and Sandia will configure, test and implement these algorithms using this control software.
Trimark's T1-S Solar Controller enables secure adjustments to inverter control algorithms. Control commands may originate from the facility operator or an authorized external authority (e.g. local utility or ISO) over a secure network.
T1-S Solar Controller is a fully-integrated component of T1-S Gateway and a key component of Trimark's complete suite of utility-scale monitoring and control tools. The T1-S platform is a unified solution that enables data telemetry and integrated, end-to-end control, from CAISO to the inverter. T1-S delivers secure enterprise level management, set point control, advanced analytics and easy access to all of the details. This provides the information you need to maximize return on your investment, and maintain compliance with CAISO requirements.
Trimark Associates, Inc. (Trimark) is a leading provider of measurement and communications solutions for the electric power industry. Trimark develops reliable, affordable revenue-grade metering, monitoring and reporting solutions that power producers require for ISO compliance, accurate billing and settlements, and optimization of power production.
To learn more about Trimark, visit www.TrimarkAssoc.com or call (916) 357-5970.
SOURCE Trimark Associates, Inc.