Alert processing is a critical component of any PV monitoring system. AlsoEnergy strives to make our alert processing capabilities as powerful, intelligent and efficient as possible. Our goal is to make the system smart enough to detect relevant performance issues without requiring excessive configuration and without triggering frequent “nuisance” alerts.
Alert notifications in both software products propagate up the hierarchy, so users can choose to receive messages for any event within their portfolio.
The alerting subsystem operates at multiple levels. At the lowest level, device alert processing occurs during data upload. These alerts can perform basic analysis on the uploaded data, to determine if devices are not uploading, and if there are fault conditions or values outside acceptable ranges. Many of these alerts are set up automatically and can be fine-tuned by users with the appropriate permissions.
Since device-level alerts can quickly become unmanageable for even a small portfolio, site-level alerts are available to provide higher-level fault detection and analysis of system operation.
Performance-based alerts are also available. These can range from broad monthly yield alerts to sophisticated performance ratio alerts (where performance model and site irradiance data are available). Automated performance alerts help you ensure that site production remains within your expected range.