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Raising Power will present Asset Coaster for efficient system operation

Technical operations manager of PV systems at Booth 271 in Hall B2 during Intersolar Europe 2018

Raising Power will present Asset Coaster for efficient system operation

At booth B2.271 Raising Power GmbH presents its product portfolio at Intersolar 2018. (Bildquelle: Raising Power GmbH)

Augsburg, June 18, 2018. – Raising Power GmbH has been restructured: As a white-label provider for technical operations management of photovoltaic systems, the Augsburg-based company offers tailored solutions for technical operations managers as well as EPC and Q&M companies. At booth 271 in hall B2 of Intersolar 2018, Raising Power will demonstrate how it makes sure its services are both secure and efficient. The newly developed software tool Asset Coaster will be the main attraction at the booth.

Asset Coaster: fast workflow, short reaction times
With Asset Coaster, Raising Power has developed a unique solution which is unique within the industry and is setting standards in terms of efficient, cost-saving operation management: The new software displays the entire process related to a PV system and enables operation managers to systematically and much more efficiently complete all scheduled tasks thanks to automated processes. Asset Coaster supports synchronization with the existing monitoring system of a PV system and can be closely linked to the ERP system. Service technicians will profit from the new tool thanks to easy bid preparation and immediate authorization. Based on a pre-defined process, they work down the list of tasks that are part of an order and document their activities. The reports are sent automatically to system operators and operations managers which means the latter do not have to initiate each process separately. As a white label, Raising Power provides individual reports based on the appropriate corporate design for every user.

Legally compliant: qualified service staff in use
In accordance with legal requirements, Raising Power uses only qualified service staff to handle disruptions, perform regular inspections and do the maintenance and repair of PV systems. In southern Germany, the company uses its own service technicians. Experienced external service staff is employed in the rest of Germany. All technicians have the expertise they need and meet basic requirements. Raising Power is listed in the Skilled Trades Register, has DIN ISO 9001:2015 certification and is included in the Register of Electricians. „With Raising Power acting as their partner, EPC and O&M companies can limit their risks without having to hire their own professional staff and investing in new equipment,“ said Michele Rascher and Dirk Stahf, the Managing Directors of Raising Power „In addition to the lower liability risk, professional execution and regular maintenance prevent yield losses. As a result, our work pays off twice.“

Technical operations managers as well as EPCs and O&Ms can contract Raising Power“s services based on their individual need – from individual service modules like monitoring or the Asset Coaster to the complete execution of technical operation management.

Visit Raising Power at booth B2.271 at Intersolar Europe in Munich from June 20-22, 2018.

Raising Power is a technical operations manager for photovoltaic systems. As a white-label provider, the Augsburg-based company offers solutions for technical operations managers as well as EPC and O&M companies – from individual services like monitoring, maintenance and repairs to the complete performance of technical operations management. The international company has more than 1,500 systems under contract around the world. It also specializes in the repowering of existing systems. Raising Power GmbH is a member of the SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited Group. Further information: www.raising-power.com

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Raising Power GmbH
Michèle Rascher
Gögginger Str. 93
86199 Augsburg
+49 821 268416-00
+49 821 268416-99
info@raising-power.com
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meteocontrol, viasys partner to revolutionize solar monitoring in the United States

PV system-monitoring and security-system providers to pool core competencies to maximize returns for solar investors

meteocontrol, viasys partner to revolutionize solar monitoring in the United States

Anson Moran, CEO meteocontrol North America (Source: @ meteocontrol)

Augsburg/Chicago, April 19, 2018 – meteocontrol North America, a subsidiary of meteocontrol GmbH in Germany, and viasys Intelligent Video GmbH are set to revolutionize solar monitoring in the United States PV market by entering into a long-term partnership. The aim of the collaboration is to offer PV-system operators a turn-key monitoring solution at a great value and provide North American customers with professional technical support.

Consolidating the systems will result in cost savings for customers because video surveillance can be integrated into meteocontrol“s monitoring portal without the need for any additional infrastructure in solar farms, since the systems can share the same network components, cabling and control cabinet.

„The challenges involved in securing and monitoring solar parks are impressively similar,“ said Anson Moran, CEO of meteocontrol North America. „The solution is optimized alarm management. We will conduct high-level data assessments using video, data analysis and artificial intelligence,“

As the founder of viasys Solar Secure, Anson has the necessary background for the position as well as extensive experience in perimeter security for PV plants.

„The collaboration will solidify our reputation as a reliable partner because our product portfolios complement each other perfectly,“ said Martin Schneider, Managing Director of meteocontrol GmbH. „Through our new collaboration with viasys Intelligent Video, we will be able to provide additional value to the market.“
„Our customers will immediately benefit from an improved range of products and a more efficient service, from a single source,“ Schneider added. „In addition, we will be able to position ourselves even better within the PV market. This will make us more competitive and help us increase existing market share as well as tap into new markets.“

Interlocking the viasys and meteocontrol systems will simplify the technical operation management of solar parks and make them even more secure. When the viasys security system is integrated into an operation manager“s portal view, for example, they will be able to see what is happening near the system at any time and track it with precision all the way up to the access control. The meteocontrol monitoring portal signals the operating status in the status message and provides information as to whether the security system is active.

„There are also other developments in the pipeline,“ adds Moran. „The operation manager should be able to receive the alarm messages directly in the ticket system, log them there and create the report for the investor. The messages will no longer need to be processed separately from monitoring in the security control room. We also want to set up an O&M camera-based „Awareness System“ designed to provide operation managers with the required view of the system on site without the need to invest in an extensive and complete perimeter security system.“

meteocontrol is the leading global provider of independent solar monitoring systems and currently monitors more than 43,000 PV systems with a total power output of over 12 GWp. For more than 40 years, meteocontrol has developed monitoring software and hardware for solar PV systems. They offer planning and commissioning of monitoring systems, as well as yield forecasts, technical due diligence, and energy and weather data analytics. Their independent engineering division has supported projects with a total investment of more than 13 billion euros. meteocontrol GmbH is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited, with headquarters in Augsburg, Germany, and Shanghai, as well as subsidiaries in Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, Chicago and San Salvador. Further information: http://www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

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Power plant controller made by meteocontrol is managing the largest zero-feed-in PV system in Turkey

meteocontrol and Altungrup Solar Enerji team up: comprehensive power plant management for PV system in Antalya

Power plant controller made by meteocontrol is managing the largest zero-feed-in PV system in Turkey

meteocontrol and Altungrup Solar Enerji cooperate on a zero-feed-in PV system in Turkey (Source: Altungrup Solar Enerji)

Augsburg/Ankara/Antalya, April 04, 2018 – As a cooperation partner of the Turkish EPC service provider Altungrup Solar Enerji, who is specialized in rooftop solar installations, meteocontrol GmbH has developed the monitoring and control concept for the largest zero-feed-in PV project in Turkey. The 400 kWp rooftop system provides 90 percent of the power needed each day to run the warehouse operated by Reysas REIT in Antalya. The power plant controller made by meteocontrol manages the inverter’s power in response to energy needs: If power production begins to exceed demand, the system is slowed down.

Reysas REIT is committed to solar energy: The leading provider of warehouses and logistics facilities in Turkey has been installing photovoltaic systems on its warehouses for five years now. In the beginning, the company fed the energy generated by the systems into the Turkish power grid. As a result of grid feed-in regulations, the investor has shifted the focus of newly installed PV systems to solely on-site energy consumption. The first and largest zero-feed-in PV system in Turkey was installed on a warehouse in Antalya. The roof unit erected by Altungrup Solar Enerji as a turnkey solution produces 90 percent of the power the Reysas GYT warehouse needs to operate each day.

Power plant controller manages zero feed-in
In its role as project partner, meteocontrol supplied the control and monitoring system. The Augsburg-based PV specialist used its own power plant controller, which meets all PV system grid-connection requirements, to perform the grid feed-in management. To implement the grid operator“s signals, the power plant controller measures relevant values at the grid connection point and passes on relevant commands to the inverters. In larger PV systems, a constant comparison of target and actual yields takes place within a closed loop. This job usually involves managing active and reactive power. „Zero feed-in creates a special challenge,“ said Martin Schneider, Managing Director of meteocontrol. „No power may enter the grid – and this is exactly what we’ve accomplished at Reysa REIT. Our power plant controller manages the inverters so they produce only the amount of power the building currently needs.“

Lucrative investment thanks to high on-site energy consumption
The high on-site energy consumption rate of 90 percent has turned the PV system into an attractive investment: It will pay for itself in less than nine years. Power from the grid is needed only when solar irradiance levels are low: in the morning hours and late in the afternoon. „The PV system in Antalya is a successful flagship project,“ said Oray Altun, Managing Director of Altungrup Solar Enerji. „It has been reliably producing power for three months now and also covers peaks that occur during the day. Reysa“s power bill is falling, and the investor couldn’t be any happier. „Working together with meteocontrol, we were able to successfully meet the challenges of this project: The PV specialists planned the monitoring and control system and commissioned it on site. meteocontrol“s monitoring portal gives us an optimal solution to keep an eye on the system and watch over it remotely.“

meteocontrol is the leading global provider of independent solar monitoring systems and currently monitors more than 43,000 PV systems with a total power output of over 12 GWp. For more than 40 years, meteocontrol has developed monitoring software and hardware for solar PV systems. They offer planning and commissioning of monitoring systems, as well as yield forecasts, technical due diligence, and energy and weather data analytics. Their independent engineering division has supported projects with a total investment of more than 13 billion euros. meteocontrol GmbH is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited, with headquarters in Augsburg, Germany, and Shanghai, as well as subsidiaries in Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, Chicago and San Salvador. Further information: http://www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

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Environment Energy

meteocontrol: Grid stability thanks to accurate solar energy online feed in and forecasts

meteocontrol forecasts feed-in power from solar energy around the world

meteocontrol: Grid stability thanks to accurate solar energy online feed in and forecasts

meteocontrol GmbH produces solar-energy online feed in and forecasts for all global PV markets. (Source: @ meteocontrol)

Augsburg, March 06, 2018 – meteocontrol provides accurate online feed in and forecasts that make solar energy predictable for grid operators and energy trading companies around the world. The market leader for independent PV monitoring systems reliably forecasts and monitors the amount of fed-in solar energy for individual systems and grid areas or even for entire countries. meteocontrol’s sophisticated forecasting techniques combine highly precise weather information with the yield data of more than 43,000 photovoltaic systems that meteocontrol monitors globally. The exact live online feed in help ensure a high level of grid stability and the optimum energy mix.

meteocontrol has many years‘ experience monitoring PV systems, which in turn gives the company access to an enormous quantity of measurement data. As a result, meteocontrol draws from a highly representative basis for calculating the projected capacity of fed-in power from solar energy. Instead of relying on assumptions, the forecasts draw from real operating data provided by over 43,000 PV systems registered in the meteocontrol portal that together produce a total installed power output of around 12 gigawatts. This gives meteocontrol the ability to compare the predicted energy quantity with the quantity actually generated. Forecasts with exact coordinates provided by national and international weather services are considered in the calculations. With the help of machine learning, the very latest in computer learning methods, meteocontrol links this information to the live online feed in and forecasts derived from satellite images in order to produce an optimum grid prediction. By calculating the current status, the Augsburg-based company achieves much higher-quality predictions for intraday forecasts than conventional procedures yield.

Online feed in for the emerging PV markets
„For grid operators, the online feed in and forecasts are extremely important for ensuring stable grids and the optimum power supply. In many European countries, using online feed in and forecasts has already become standard practice as they are also used for market regulation as well as serve as a basis for such remuneration models as the EEG remuneration in Germany,“ explains Robert Pfatischer, Managing Director of meteocontrol. „For many years, the four German grid operators have used our forecasts and online feed in. With the current solar boom on every continent around the globe, they’re becoming more important on an international level, too. India, China, the whole of Latin America: These and many other countries and regions have ambitious development targets and need quick, reliable forecasts. meteocontrol can provide them!“

Highlighting potential improvements
Using the PV feed-in data collected by meteocontrol, interesting developments and possible potential for optimization can be highlighted. The latest evaluation shows that solar-energy production in Germany increased only very slightly over the last three years and was less than the 2.5 gigawatts per year needed to achieve the country’s climate targets. Although fed-in energy reached a record level last year, maximum feed-in fell from 72.5 percent to 72 percent. One reason for this was bad weather during periods when the maximum solar-energy yield was to be expected from a meteorological point of view. Other reasons include aging PV systems with reduced efficiency and the feed-in management of grid operators. With precise grid predictions and highly accurate live online feed in, down-regulation can be largely avoided and solar systems are only rarely affected by this. Optimum grid management also reduces the use of conventional generation systems. meteocontrol“s aim is to establish this standard in all PV markets worldwide and thus encourage the integration of solar energy.

meteocontrol is the leading global provider of independent solar monitoring systems and currently monitors more than 43,000 PV systems with a total power output of over 12 GWp. For more than 40 years, meteocontrol has developed monitoring software and hardware for solar PV systems. They offer planning and commissioning of monitoring systems, as well as yield forecasts, technical due diligence, and energy and weather data analytics. Their independent engineering division has supported projects with a total investment of more than 13 billion euros. meteocontrol GmbH is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited, with headquarters in Augsburg, Germany, and Shanghai, as well as subsidiaries in Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, Chicago and San Salvador. Further information: http://www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

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meteocontrol establishes a joint venture for markets in Mexico and Central America

PV monitoring: meteocontrol expands its international market position once again

meteocontrol establishes a joint venture for markets in Mexico and Central America

Alexander Wolf (r.), meteocontrol Central America S.A. de C.V. and Roland Burger, meteocontrol GmbH (Source: meteocontrol GmbH)

Augsburg/San Salvador, December 07, 2017 – meteocontrol GmbH has just laid the groundwork for further growth. The world’s leading provider of independent PV monitoring systems has signed an agreement to set up a joint venture in El Salvador. Together with the partner company ECOBLITZ S.A. de C.V., meteocontrol plans to expand its presence in Central America and Mexico and to intensify the customer support it provides there. The new company will operate under the name of meteocontrol Central America S.A. de C.V. and be based in San Salvador.

„By establishing another joint venture, we are systematically continuing to apply our expansion strategy in Latin America,“ said Martin Schneider, the Managing Director of meteocontrol. „The partnership with ECOBLITZ will give us a local presence in Mexico and Central America. We will be able to increase our market position and accelerate our growth as a result.“ The photovoltaic market has great potential that will fuel this growth. In the wake of rising demand for electricity and widely fluctuating power rates, governments in these countries have begun to support the controlled expansion of renewable energies. Projections show that PV growth in Mexico alone will reach about 17 gigawatts within the next five years. meteocontrol has now responded to this promising market outlook: „An employee of the new company will handle sales for the country of Mexico from an office in Mexico City,“ Schneider said.

The joint venture established by meteocontrol and the PV project developer ECOBLITZ combines the experience and resources of both companies. It will also market the independent monitoring solutions offered by meteocontrol. „The most critical and important aspect for us is that we are established locally and are now offering technical support,“ said Alexander Wolf, the Managing Director of meteocontrol Central America S.A. de C.V. „With our geographic and organizational set up, we are creating the base to assist customers in the entire region from Mexico to Panama including the Caribbean and meet their needs for more and more sophisticated monitoring and O&M solutions.“ In his role at the new company, Wolf will contribute the professional and international experience that he has gained while working for many years in business development at Siemens, serving as a board member of the German-Salvadoran Chamber of Industry and Commerce and by founding ECOBLITZ.

meteocontrol is the leading global provider of independent solar monitoring systems and currently monitors more than 43,000 PV systems with a total power output of over 12 GWp. For more than 40 years, meteocontrol has developed monitoring software and hardware for solar PV systems. They offer planning and commissioning of monitoring systems, as well as yield forecasts, technical due diligence, and energy and weather data analytics. Their independent engineering division has supported projects with a total investment of more than 13 billion euros. meteocontrol GmbH is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited, with headquarters in Augsburg, Germany, and Shanghai, as well as subsidiaries in Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, Chicago and San Salvador. Further information: http://www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

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On track for success in Turkey: meteocontrol provides monitoring for Kon-Tek’s entire PV portfolio

Leading Turkish operation management provider for photovoltaic systems opts for meteocontrol

On track for success in Turkey: meteocontrol provides monitoring for Kon-Tek

meteocontrol GmbH provides monitoring system for the entire portfolio of Kon-Tek Otomasyon (Turkey). (Source: @Kon-Tek Otomasyon)

Augsburg, November 07, 2017 – meteocontrol GmbH has won a strong partner in the shape of Kon-Tek Otomasyon AS, one of Turkey’s leading O&M service providers: Kon-Tek wants to control and monitor its entire portfolio of existing PV systems and all new systems using the meteocontrol monitoring system. meteocontrol has already equipped four new solar parks and the first existing systems with its monitoring components. All the systems will be monitored via the central platform VCOM (virtual control room).

The Turkish PV market has reached its peak value to date in 2017 with newly installed capacity of around 1 GWp. Ever greater solar portfolios require professional monitoring. O&M service providers such as the Kon-Tek Energy Department face the challenge of consistently and efficiently implementing monitoring for their constantly growing system portfolio. This calls for an independent monitoring system that is flexible in terms of the integrated components and brings together both existing and new systems in one platform.

Well positioned with monitoring from meteocontrol
Kon-Tek wants to be ideally equipped for the future with a uniform monitoring system. The PV service provider is focusing on growth: By the end of 2017, the portfolio should cover around 100 MWp installed capacity, with the target of doubling that amount in 2018. To monitor all the systems efficiently and securely, Kon-Tek is retrofitting the entire portfolio of existing systems to the monitoring solution from meteocontrol and also installing the hardware and software of the market leader for independent monitoring systems into new systems. meteocontrol has equipped four solar parks, each with a capacity of between 4 and 5 MWp, with data loggers from the blue’Log X series, set up the systems in the VCOM monitoring portal, and put them into operation. „We have experience in the Turkish market and offer special packages for unlicensed and licensed projects, in other words, systems greater than 1 MWp,“ explains Martin Schneider, Managing Director of meteocontrol. „The flexibility of our data loggers and the VCOM software with its analysis options are hugely important specifically for operation management providers like Kon-Tek. We also offer our customers the necessary engineering to ensure smooth implementation. This includes planning, design and commissioning of the entire monitoring system.“

Simple upgrading of existing systems
meteocontrol has upgraded the first existing Kon-Tek systems with a capacity of 12 MWp to the uniform monitoring system. Where necessary, new hardware is also installed, but, for the most part, the upgrade is carried out simply and quickly by importing the system data. „The professional monitoring system offers security, since the contingency risk is noticeably reduced as a result, and yields rise. That convinces investors, especially those who already know the system and appreciate the added value,“ says Martin Schneider.

Successful cooperation
„We are delighted to be working with meteocontrol. We want to fully exploit the growth potential offered by the PV market in Turkey and in our neighboring countries, and be a key player. To achieve that we need a monitoring partner with reliable technology and innovative solutions,“ says Lütfi Yücel, Director Energy and Automation. „The meteocontrol monitoring solution has proven its worth. The projects are running smoothly. We appreciate, in particular, the training and joint workshops on site. The meteocontrol team provides our employees with the know-how they need to install, configure and commission the monitoring hardware themselves in the future. We are thus in a position to implement our projects even quicker.“

meteocontrol is the leading global provider of independent solar monitoring systems and currently monitors more than 43,000 PV systems with a total power output of over 12 GWp. For more than 40 years, meteocontrol has developed monitoring software and hardware for solar PV systems. They offer planning and commissioning of monitoring systems, as well as yield forecasts, technical due diligence, and energy and weather data analytics. Their independent engineering division has supported projects with a total investment of more than 13 billion euros. meteocontrol GmbH is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited, with headquarters in Augsburg, Germany, and Shanghai, as well as subsidiaries in Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, and Chicago. Further information: http://www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

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Launch of meteocontrol Chile

Monitoring for photovoltaic systems: meteocontrol expands market presence in South America

Launch of meteocontrol Chile

Martin Schneider of meteocontrol (right) and Fernando de la Rosa of Ingetrace Solar SpA (left) (Source: meteocontrol GmbH)

Augsburg/Santiago de Chile, October 11, 2017 – meteocontrol GmbH, the worldwide leading provider of independent photovoltaic (PV) monitoring systems, continues to pursue an international market presence. With the founding of a joint venture in Chile, the company is meeting the needs of the growing photovoltaic markets in South America. meteocontrol Chile SpA has its headquarters in Santiago de Chile, and is focusing on tapping the markets in Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

The signs point to growth – both at meteocontrol and for the use of solar energy in Chile. „We want to push our internationalization. As a pioneer in solar energy in South America, Chile offers the best conditions,“ says Martin Schneider, Managing Director at meteocontrol. „Through this joint venture, we will be better positioned to care for our existing local clients and provide faster technical support, which is currently hindered by the time difference with Germany. Of course, we are also focusing on gaining new clients and completing further projects, both in Chile and in the neighboring countries Peru and Bolivia,“ says Schneider. The joint venture partner is the Chilean company Ingetrace Solar SpA.

Monitoring for Public Solar Rooftop Program in Chile
Within the framework of the Public Solar Rooftop Program „Programa de Techos Solares Publicos“ meteocontrol has, to date, installed monitoring systems on 106 photovoltaic systems on public buildings in northern and central Chile in cooperation with Ingetrace SpA, a Chilean PV service provider. This successful collaboration inspired the establishment of meteocontrol Chile SpA under the direction of Fernando de la Rosa: „Our whole team is looking forward to the new challenge and we are contributing the necessary experience from our many years in the sale of technologically demanding products. Photovoltaic has become the most economical form of energy production in Chile and thus offers huge growth potential. The goal is to take complete advantage of this opportunity.“

meteocontrol Chile at Solar Asset Management LATAM
The company will present itself to industry experts for the first time at Solar Asset Management LATAM – the leading South American solar conference – in Santiago de Chile. From October 17 to 18, 2017, Fernando de la Rosa’s team will display meteocontrol“s innovative monitoring solutions and services. A central focus will be the data loggers of the blue’Log X series and remote monitoring within the VCOM monitoring portal (virtual control room).

meteocontrol is the leading global provider of independent solar monitoring systems and currently monitors more than 43,000 PV systems with a total power output of over 12 GWp. For more than 40 years, meteocontrol has developed monitoring software and hardware for solar PV systems. They offer planning and commissioning of monitoring systems, as well as yield forecasts, technical due diligence, and energy and weather data analytics. Their independent engineering division has supported projects with a total investment of more than 13 billion euros. meteocontrol GmbH is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited, with headquarters in Augsburg, Germany, and Shanghai, as well as subsidiaries in Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, and Chicago. Further information: http://www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

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Phone: +49 821 450879-18
Fax: +49 821 450879-20
E-Mail: as@epr-online.com
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Environment Energy

Distributed solar industrial rooftop-system in Dubai: Phanes Group cooperates with meteocontrol

Photovoltaic monitoring by meteocontrol for the largest distributed solar project in the Middle East

Distributed solar industrial rooftop-system in Dubai: Phanes Group cooperates with meteocontrol

(Source: @ Phanes Group)

Augsburg/Dubai, 07/31/2017 – meteocontrol GmbH, a leading provider of independent photovoltaic monitoring systems, is the monitoring partner for Phanes Group who is currently delivering Phase I of Dubai’s largest distributed solar industrial rooftop project for the international port operator DP World. Together with the project developer Phanes Group and its asset construction company Oryx Solar System Solutions LLC (Oryx), meteocontrol is implementing complex photovoltaic rooftop systems with a total installed volume of 25.8 MWp. meteocontrol designed the customized monitoring platform for these rooftop solar systems.

The DP World’s Solar Power Programme represents the largest solar rooftop-system project in the Middle East to date. During the first phase of the project 88,000 photovoltaic modules are being installed and will produce energy that equals the power supply to 3,000 households. The total installed output power amounts to 25.8 MWp. With its solar program, DP World is making a significant contribution to the planned expansion of clean-energy production in Dubai, operating under the „Shams Dubai“ initiative.

Custom-fit monitoring system, support and training
DP World’s first solar systems are already connected to the grid and meteocontrol is providing the monitoring. „The entire system portfolio is equipped with data loggers from the blue’Log X series and the VCOM (virtual control room). Therefore, it can be easily taken stock of and professionally monitored,“ explains Martin Schneider, Managing Director of meteocontrol. meteocontrol adapted the modularly constructed monitoring system to meet system as well as country-specific requirements, put it into operation and conducted training sessions at Oryx.

Monitoring „made in Germany“
meteocontrol is relying on the collaboration with experienced local companies during project execution. „This has tremendous advantages for the investor, off-taker and project developer alike. They receive proven high-tech solutions „made in Germany“ but also have the possibility to contact experts directly on site. With Oryx, we were able to collaborate with a competent partner in the United Arab Emirates,“ says Martin Schneider, clearly delighted. meteocontrol“s comprehensive monitoring solution is effective and cost-efficient for large photovoltaic projects such as that of DP World. „Once set up, additional solar systems can easily be integrated into the monitoring platform, allowing comprehensive surveillance at a glance. This reduces the amount of time and efforts associated with operation management,“ says Dr. Rainer Gegenwart, Managing Director for Projects, Phanes Group. „So far everything has been running according to plan. The collaboration with meteocontrol is very efficient, as it has been in operation and monitoring of other utility scale PV systems“. Future continued collaboration is targeted between Phanes Group and meteocontrol.

meteocontrol, EU headquarter based in Augsburg, Germany and APMEA headquarter based in Shanghai (China), with offices and branches in Chicago (U.S.A.), Lyon (France), Madrid (Spain) and Milan (Italy) offers energy and weather data management, yield reports, quality audits and technical due diligence as well as monitoring of PV systems of all sizes. meteocontrol has more than 40 years of expertise in renewable energy systems and has so far been involved in projects with a total investment volume of more than 13 billion Euros. In addition, meteocontrol is the market leader for professional remote monitoring of PV systems. meteocontrol monitors around 43,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 12 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.
Further information: www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

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Environment Energy

PV monitoring: TGE and meteocontrol expand their business relationship

TGE chooses meteocontrol“s latest „VCOM“ technology to monitor solar systems in Italy

PV monitoring: TGE and meteocontrol expand their business relationship

(Source: @TGE S.r.l.)

Augsburg/Leini, 07/13/2017 – The monitoring systems made by meteocontrol GmbH have just achieved their next success: The Italian company TGE S.r.l. is now using the VCOM monitoring portal to control its 102 photovoltaic systems. The O&M provider also plans to integrate other existing systems into the latest portal solution and to equip new systems with meteocontrol hardware and software for its customers.

TGE currently manages 102 photovoltaic systems with an installed output of about 17,000 kWp under an O&M agreement. To create the most efficient monitoring system possible, the technical operational manager decided to combine all of the solar systems in the VCOM monitoring portal. „Thanks to our long working relationship with meteocontrol, our choice was obvious: We would switch from the previous system to the latest portal solution offered by meteocontrol,“ said Davide Forastiere, the Technical Director of TGE. Regardless of their size, components or monitoring systems, solar systems can be integrated with VCOM“s help. Because of this, TGE is planning to add 15 other existing systems to the platform. „The uniform monitoring solution enables us to monitor the entire system portfolio at once and integrate existing or new systems into the portal,“ Davide Forastiere said. „The operation management is now much more efficient, and we get the maximum energy yield for our customers.“

VCOM conducts comprehensive analyses and provides overviews that facilitate direct comparison of solar systems in a portfolio. „With the help of a sophisticated alarm system, operation management can react to malfunctions very quickly as well as uncover problems that could result in permanent yield losses,“ said Martin Schneider, the Managing Director of meteocontrol, in outlining the strengths of the remote monitoring system. „Our goal is to provide our customers with a portal that is always state of the art. In our efforts to achieve this goal, we are implementing new software features each month and installing the latest security updates to meet all requirements in terms of data security.“

Both companies are looking forward to the intense working relationship. „With meteocontrol, we have a partner who offers mature product solutions we can trust,“ said Davide Forastiere of TGE. „One thing in particular is useful: The local support of meteocontrol Italia.“ In addition to O&M services, TGE plans and erects solar systems. The company plans to equip 25 new PV plants with the meteocontrol monitoring system, consisting of data loggers from the blue“Log X series and the VCOM monitoring portal.

meteocontrol, EU headquarter based in Augsburg, Germany and APMEA headquarter based in Shanghai (China), with offices and branches in Chicago (U.S.A.), Lyon (France), Madrid (Spain) and Milan (Italy) offers energy and weather data management, yield reports, quality audits and technical due diligence as well as monitoring of PV systems of all sizes. meteocontrol has more than 40 years of expertise in renewable energy systems and has so far been involved in projects with a total investment volume of more than 13 billion Euros. In addition, meteocontrol is the market leader for professional remote monitoring of PV systems. meteocontrol monitors around 43,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 12 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.
Further information: www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

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Environment Energy

Stern Energy opts for monitoring from meteocontrol

Retrofit for Italian PV O&M provider: Uniforming monitoring system on its O&M Portfolio

Stern Energy opts for monitoring from meteocontrol

(Source: @Stern Energy)

Augsburg/Parma, 07/11/2017 – Stern Energy S.p.a has reached a decision: The Italian O&M operator of photovoltaic systems will further rely on the monitoring platform of Germany-based meteocontrol GmbH to run operations on its portfolio. 25 MWp of the overall 195 MWp installed power that Stern Energy monitors and operates in Italy are already integrated in VCOM (virtual control room) and therefore can be monitored and controlled by means of the central platform. Stern Energy receives direct, on-site support in the Italian language by meteocontrol Italia S.r.l.

„We want to provide our customers with optimal systems performance and maximum returns, while working effectively and cost-efficiently,“ explains Stefan Torri, CEO of Stern Energy. „That is why we decided to place all the solar parks onto one monitoring platform. The first 25 MWp have already been integrated in the VCOM central monitoring portal and another almost 30 MWp are currently in the project pipeline.“

With the modular structure of its monitoring solution, meteocontrol offers the best conditions for the implementation thereof. The scalability of the system allows the hardware and software to be adjusted to meet complex park layouts, constantly growing technical requirements and currently applicable standards. „We can also integrate existing systems in the VCOM with a wide range of software solutions and hardware components,“ explains Martin Schneider, the Managing Director of meteocontrol. „If it“s necessary to retrofit with hardware, as is partially the case with Stern Energy, the costs are relatively low in comparison to complex operation management with different systems and portal environments.“ In addition, bundling all systems onto one monitoring platform creates transparency and comparability, thus enabling the early detection of any hidden errors as well as a prompt response in the event of a disruption.

„We“re looking forward to having a long-term partnership with meteocontrol. The products and solutions are high-quality and represent state-of-the-art technology. The support and services from meteocontrol provide optimal assistance during implementation. In addition to the ongoing retrofit of the current 13 MWp, we are in the final negotiations with our customers regarding the modification of another 15 MWp,“ reports Stefan Torri of Stern Energy.

meteocontrol, EU headquarter based in Augsburg, Germany and APMEA headquarter based in Shanghai (China), with offices and branches in Chicago (U.S.A.), Lyon (France), Madrid (Spain) and Milan (Italy) offers energy and weather data management, yield reports, quality audits and technical due diligence as well as monitoring of PV systems of all sizes. meteocontrol has more than 40 years of expertise in renewable energy systems and has so far been involved in projects with a total investment volume of more than 13 billion Euros. In addition, meteocontrol is the market leader for professional remote monitoring of PV systems. meteocontrol monitors around 43,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 12 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.
Further information: www.meteocontrol.com

Company-Contact
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 34 666-40
Fax: +49 821 34 666-11
E-Mail: b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
Url: http://www.meteocontrol.com

Press
epr-elsaesser public relations
Andrea Schneider
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 821 450879-18
Fax: +49 821 450879-20
E-Mail: as@epr-online.com
Url: http://epr-online.com