Colway chooses RuggedCom Communications Network for the first photovoltaic plant in Egypt

RuggedCom today announced it has been selected by Coway to provide a communications network for the implementation of the first clean energy, 600kW, on-grid photovoltaic plant in Egypt.
RuggedCom provided RS900 Ethernet Switches and RMC30 Media Converters to implement the communications infrastructure that connects multiple remote telecontrol units in the plant and ensures reliable operation in the extreme environmental conditions of the Egyptian desert.

Colway was appointed to construct the power plant and to use it as a reference design for the future development of renewable energies in Egypt.

?A robust and reliable communications network from RuggedCom was a key factor in enabling Colway to deliver a safe monitoring and control system for solar panels and make this first PV project in Egypt a full success," said Mr. Miguel Colmer, CEO of Colway Group.

The communications infrastructure was composed of core RS900 switches linked together with fibre optic cables. End devices such as telecontrol units, sensors, controllers and RMC30 media converters were connected via copper Ethernet cables to RS900 switches. The RS900 and RMC30 were selected for their ability to withstand a climate that is characterized by dramatic temperature changes and intense dust and sand storms native to the Cairo desert area.
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Posted by Gloria Llopis | 2011-10-04