Industrial internet group announces digital solar plant testbed
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced the Digital Solar Plant testbed. The testbed is led by IIC members LTI, a global technology consulting and digital solutions company, and GE Digital. It will deploy in multiple phases at an L&T Solar plant in Rajasthan, India, beginning in early 2018.
"Testbeds are the major focus and activity of the IIC and its members," said IIC Executive Director, Dr. Richard Soley. "Our testbeds, including the new Digital Solar Plant testbed, are where new technologies, applications, products, services and processes—the innovation and opportunities of the industrial internet—can be initiated, thought through and rigorously tested to ascertain their usefulness and viability before coming to market."
"Utility companies face several issues as global interest in solar energy soars – from mitigating operational and regulatory risks to maintaining efficiencies and improving capacity utilization," said Rohit Kedia, chief business officer, manufacturing and ERP, LTI.
"Renewable energy is a transformative solution that will meet energy as well as economic challenges globally," said Shyam Varan Nath, director, technology integrations, IoT/industrial internet at GE Digital. "Using real-time data analytics, utilities can also ensure that all of their assets are working properly and that their plants are running efficiently."
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– Edited from an IIC press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering IIoT and Industrie 4.0 stories.