For most customers, a solar inverter’s basic display is informative enough.
But, in large ground-mounted solar plants and commercial & industrial rooftop solar plants, there is a need for greater degree of control and more depth in monitoring. Remote monitoring options offered with some inverters can provide basic system performance information in a portable device, allowing developers or installers the luxury to view the data anywhere with internet connectivity.
Here’s a detailed blog post from the nice folks at Solar Mango on the remote monitoring solutions available for solar power plants. (part of Innovations in Solar series)
Also check out: EAI Consulting for Solar Energy – Solar PV & Solar Thermal