Eaton Corporation has introduced PVGard engineered monitoring system, which helps solar customers monitor and proactively manage solar plant’s equipment. The web-based monitoring system alerts customers to underperforming panels, inverters and transformers. Providing advanced predictions of many potential failures, the system helps customers avoid downtime and maximize energy harvest. With custom algorithms to track multiple inputs, the PVGard helps customers maintain and improve system performance. It collects data directly from equipment including PV arrays, inverters, AC equipment and weather parameters. Transmitting data in real-time, it enables customers and plant operators to respond faster to abnormal conditions. The monitoring and display software enables customization to incorporate descriptive text, schematic diagrams and customer-specific data. The PVGard engineered monitoring system also provides real-time data and alarm notification through text and email.