From solar cars to solar fields, via solar powered telescopes, CAN (Controller Area Network) has been chosen as the communications protocol of choice in a number of solar systems. CAN bus applications can act as the link between the motor controllers that track the sun, the power generation and supply systems, transmission and steering control if it’s a solar vehicle, network-capable equipment such as GPS, and user interfaces. Providing a deterministic network that is both high performance and highly reliable, CAN system design also offers great flexibility and cost-effectiveness in solar applications.
Solar boat challenger uses Kvaser interfaces for telemetry
A team competing in the Frisian Solar Challenge needed a good quality CAN bus interface during component testing, as well as a PCI104 CAN bus interface for the on-board computer. Find out why the turned to Kvaser ... Read MoreRead More
Kvaser’s CAN interfaces at the heart of solar field communications
imagine a CAN network encompassing some 60,000 nodes or more over a distance of several thousand acres? Israel-based BrightSource Energy uses CAN to control and monitor its solar fields, with Kvaser CAN PCI boards 'inside'. Read MoreRead More