Logic Energy monitoring systems successfully installed in 28 new renewable energy sites in the Scottish Western Isles
Local communities in one of the remotest communities in the UK are now able to monitor their renewable energy data thanks to a project realised in collaboration with Community Energy Scotland, The Pure Energy® Centre and Logic Energy. Renewable installations even in these distant areas can now be remotely monitored 24/7 by community members from the comfort of their homes.
The installation of 28 monitoring systems was undertaken by The Pure Energy® Centre, the pure® fuel, renewable energy and energy storage company. It was commissioned by Community Energy Scotland – a Scottish charity which assists communities in developing their own renewable energy projects, as well as Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) and Lews Castle College. Logic Energy’s system is ideal for accessing live data in such remote locations using GPRS and the internet to transmit data, which can easily be accessed via Logic Energy’s web-portal.
Kathleen MacDonald, from Community Energy Scotland said: “Remote monitoring of renewable systems plays an important role in defining the overall impact that a renewable system has on a community project. We are pleased that this project is a success and are looking forward to monitoring the 28 renewable sites from our base”.
Jennifer Ramsay, also from Community Energy Scotland added: “The data we will receive from the installed remote monitoring systems will not only allow us to monitor the 28 sites, but could also allow us to devise a predictive maintenance. Currently these community organisations operate preventive maintenance schedules and we feel that predictive maintenance using data gathered from this project could provide many more benefits to the communities.”