Solar Powered RTU for Stormwater Applications
DFS recently completed the installation of five solar-powered RTUs in southeast Florida. The RTUs utilize DFS' new solar design and were installed to measure water level in five stormwater drainage canals. Compared to previous solar installations, the new design permits the use of a much smaller solar panel and battery, providing a lower cost monitoring solution.
The utility’s existing DFS SCADA System software was partitioned to logically separate the new stormwater division RTUs from the existing collections division RTUs, creating the appearance that each division has its own SCADA system.
We are excited to offer this added capability to both new and existing SCADA customers, and no doubt will it facilitate our growing participation in stormwater applications.