Reliable Communication Solutions for PV Power Plants

Our solutions for PV plant IT and industrial control technology give you full control, highest IT security and maximum transparency over your power plant communication.

Our TÜV and VdS trained experts draw their experience not only from our own wide-ranging operational management portfolio, but the thousands of solar plants we have inspected and evaluated.

Reliable communication and controllability of PV power plants

The communication capability of photovoltaic plants is of great importance due to increasing energy industry requirements and the resulting increase in interconnections.Many plants, especially older ones, cannot keep up with the requirements of modern power plant IT. An often rudimentary IT structure with simple routers, minimal firewall protection and dial-up without secure VPN access can become a security risk for the plant.

As specialists in the field of Power Plant IT & Industrial Control Systems (PPIT & ICS), we advise, support and configure your entire power plant IT individually and ensure a secure and reliable connection of all communication participants and communication flows, including the required control systems in the network. In addition to maximum data security, we focus on flexible concepts and comprehensive data transparency for all stakeholders. In addition to a secure power plant IT, we also advise our customers on power plant control issues. Among other things, we implement solutions in the areas of remote monitoring and control, direct marketing and resulting obligations, such as Redispatch 2.0.

When should you look for modern power plant communication for your PV system?

As specialists in the field of Power Plant IT & Industrial Control Systems (PPIT & ICS), we ensure a secure and reliable connection of all communication participants and communication flows, including the required control systems in the network. Data security and comprehensive data transparency for all involved parties are the focus of our concepts.

We bring existing plants up to the latest communications technology and configure an optimal IT infrastructure independently based on the local and structural conditions of the plant. We are also implementing individual components of the IT infrastructure, such as secure VPN access, a provider-independent SIM card, new plant routers with a dedicated firewall, or even special software solutions for data transmission. We also install control solutions in accordance with the applicable directives and standards.

In new plants, we plan and implement the complete plant IT, including control technology. We care for a clean IT structure including documentation, secure and stable connections, and comprehensive transparency of all procedures and processes for the plant owner or operator. This ensures a functioning communication and control system installed by day 1.

Only a functioning PV system can produce the intended electricity according to its design. For this reason, it must be possible to continuously monitor functions and performance. In addition, it must be possible to control and analyse the system remotely from various instances at any time. At the same time, data must be transmitted securely and access by unauthorised persons must be prevented. Our integrated plant communication ensures a secure connection of the plant to the internet. At the same time, it ensures the complete plant communication of all actors and grants the transparency necessary for the participants.

Beyond secure power plant IT, we also provide our customers with advice on power plant control issues. Among other things, we realise solutions in the areas of remote monitoring and control, direct marketing and resulting obligations, e.g. Redispatch 2.0.

We implement power plant IT and plant communication in a KRITIS-compliant manner in accordance with the applicable requirements for the energy industry. We are happy to advise you on possible security or reporting concepts for power plant communication and integrate them according to your individual needs.

Individual and integrated solutions

PV Kraftwerk Kommunikation IT

Our individual and integrated Power Plant IT & ICS solutions offer:

  • Maximum IT security through fully protected and encrypted internet connection in accordance with the IT security regulations of ISO 27001, ISMS, BSI EnWG Sect. 11 (1a) and the BDEW white paper “Requirements for secure control and telecommunications systems”
  • KRITIS suitability according to the requirements for the energy industry
  • GDPR compliance through appropriate control and authorisation systems
  • Full data transparency for all relevant users
  • Consideration of special requirements of other stakeholders, such as plant operators, insurers, direct marketers or energy providers, for example in retrofit and repair issues such as existing plants according to BDEW MSR 2008
  • Solutions to meet legal requirements and guidelines as part of power plant control, such as certified energy production plant controllers according to VDE-AR-N 4110/4120 or direct marketer interfaces

Modular system offers individually tailored solutions for every plant situation:

On request, we offer our services as a full-service package: from the required hardware, relevant software and secure internet access to IT service with both on-site support and remote diagnostics. For this, we prefer to use our own, self-developed products and IT solutions as they work in an integrated manner and enable a comprehensively planned and implemented IT infrastructure and plant communication. However, many components can also be implemented in an individual or modular form – depending on the existing framework conditions They can be useful to increase security standards, improve communication processes and reduce costs at the same time.

  • Router and Firewall
  • Software solutions
  • Regular data back-ups and firmware updates
  • Provider-independent SIM card
  • VPN service for a protected power plant communication
  • Special solutions, e.g. for KRITIS systems
  • Control solutions
IT Kommunikation PV Kraftwerk

Our range of services for PV power plant communication solutions

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Would you like to find out more?

Our Powerplant IT/ICS catalogue provides a concise overview of power plant communication services by greentech.

Contents:

  • greenCOM communication cabinet
  • VPN service greentech Digicluster
  • greenSIM
  • greenAPPs
  • greenCARE
  • Control concepts
  • Power Plant IT Security Audit
  • Additional consulting services

Why work with greentech?

we develop | we build | we service | new energy

900+ MWp managed &
1+ GW inspected

100+ employees, including
TÜV/VdS certified experts

Experience from 400+ projects
and 10 countries

About greentech

Expertise Every Step of the Way – Across All Project Phases

greentech is an integrated PV specialist. The range of services includes project developmentsystem design, construction, operation and management of PV power plants in Europe. In the area of operational management, we offer a full-service operational management concept for PV plants of all sizes with an interdisciplinary team of experienced experts, as well as services for planning, quality assurance and yield maximisation. With a comprehensive range of services and a current portfolio of more than 900 MWp in O&M, we are one of the largest independent service providers worldwide.

Your greentech specialist for Power Plant IT & ICS

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Max Langkabel

Manager Power Plant IT & ICS

The implementation of the best possible IT security is a core component of the O&M services at greentech and indispensable for successful, reliable power plant communication. Max Langkabel is manager of the Power Plant IT & ICS department at greentech. He ensures a secure connection of photovoltaic power plants to the Internet and is responsible for the planning and implementation of complex concepts for plant communication and control as well as the development of software and hardware solutions.

Email:m.langkabel@greentech.energy