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VCOM by meteocontrol vs. Solytic

meteocontrol hasn't published its prices. With Solytic you pay a € 100 a year and € 0.2 per kWp. Concerning functionalities, both with Solytic and meteocontrol you can monitor commercial PV systems or system portfolios via software. At second glance, you’ll note that meteocontrol is not only specialized in software but also in hardware. At Solytic however, the focus is clearly on software only.

Feature comparison

meteocontrol offers a basic set of functions. However, the solution is not as extensive as Solytic. Several important features are missing. Other ones are only optionally available as the following overview shows:

Own hardware required
hardware-independent
Portfolio Management
Control room view
Display of a technical string plan or digital twin
Data visualization intervals
1 min onwards
1/5/10/15 min
Weather Satellite Data
Irradiation calculation based on satellite & sensor data
Target-performance comparison
Performance Ratio
in beta
Advanced analysis functions (snow cover, shading, contamination)
planned
optional
Diagrams comparable across plants
Automatic error detection
Error message via email
Interpretation of error images
optional
Self learning error detection (e.g. ML, AI)
planned
planned
Ticketing system
User admin with rights assigned
Number of users with access to the system
unlimited
unlimited
Own hardware required
Portfolio Management
Control room view
Display of a technical string plan or digital twin
Data visualization intervals
Weather Satellite Data
Irradiation calculation based on satellite & sensor data
Target-performance comparison
Performance Ratio
Advanced analysis functions (snow cover, shading, contamination)
Diagrams comparable across plants
Automatic error detection
Error message via email
Interpretation of error images
Self learning error detection (e.g. ML, AI)
Ticketing system
User admin with rights assigned
Number of users with access to the system
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VCOM
hardware-independent
1 min onwards
1/5/10/15 min
in beta
planned
optional
optional
planned
planned
unlimited
unlimited
mediacontrol data according to PV magazine Produktdatenbank Monitoringsysteme, as of October 2018

The takeaway

Looking at the comparison in terms of functionality, Solytic evidently offers a wider set of functions. While meteocontrol limits their offerings to basic monitoring features, Solytic extends its feature range by including more advanced analysis functions.

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