O&M

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February is Operations and maintenance (O&M) month on SolarBuildermag.com. O&M is arguably the most crucial component to the long-term success of the solar industry. Here, solar pros — from residential installers to large-scale fleet managers and asset owners — will find solar O&M news and insights to bolster the long-term performance of every solar PV plant in their care.

Solar Distancing: The value of solar + storage system monitoring

Solar Distancing: The value of solar + storage system monitoring

April 3, 2020 at 3:54 pm 0 comments

Solar + storage systems aren’t set it and forget it. Or, they shouldn’t be at least. Homeowners and installers can utilize monitoring systems to better understand their energy usage, keep watch of their system ROI / performance and catch any potential issues before they become big problems. John Webber (#WorldWideWebber),Read More

CPS inverter service techs now blanket the country. Photo: CPS.

Exclusive details on CPS America’s dedicated solar inverter O&M service

March 31, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The concept of offering operations and maintenance (O&M) to solar asset holders is not new. A host of O&M companies now provide soup-to-nuts service for commercial and utility-scale PV plants. But none of these service providers is also an inverter manufacturer, much less one that offers a 99 percent inverterRead More

Solar Distancing, ep. 4: Battery charging and monitoring basics for solar + storage

Solar Distancing, ep. 4: Battery charging and monitoring basics for solar + storage

March 26, 2020 at 9:31 am 0 comments

We chat with Eric Hill, energy storage and systems manager at Outback Power, about what to consider when charging your battery bank (avoiding over and undercharges, understanding set points and why) and how homeowners or solar installers can monitor their batteries’ health. Solar Distancing archive Episode 3: How to sizeRead More

Solar-Log, Kitu Systems collaborate on solar plant solutions to comply with California Rule 21 mandate

Solar-Log, Kitu Systems collaborate on solar plant solutions to comply with California Rule 21 mandate

March 16, 2020 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

Solar-Log and Kitu Systems are collaborating to offer expert solar plant monitoring, control and communication solutions that meet the new California’s Rule 21 mandate. Starting on March 22, all smart inverters deployed with solar and energy storage installations in California are required to be capable of communications with the utilityRead More

Miller Bros Solar is adding turnkey asset management services to its O&M offering

Miller Bros Solar is adding turnkey asset management services to its O&M offering

March 11, 2020 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

O&M services provide Miller Bros Solar (MBS) is expanding into the renewable energy asset management space to offer a turnkey service for asset owners and operators. Integrating performance optimization, compliance, communication and financial management of renewable energy assets with its traditional operations and maintenance (O&M) services would reduce the financialRead More

Omnidian acquires commercial solar O&M business from PV Pros

Omnidian acquires commercial solar O&M business from PV Pros

March 10, 2020 at 8:49 am 0 comments

Omnidian, a nationwide provider of solar PV system performance plans and cash-back energy guarantees, is bolstering its commercial solar operations and maintenance (O&M) capabilities by acquiring the O&M business of its partner PV Pros. Since completing this transaction, Omnidian now oversees the performance of 1,300 MW of distributed solar power capacity,Read More

Tigo Energy debuts new module-level monitoring add-on to TS4 Platform

Tigo Energy debuts new module-level monitoring add-on to TS4 Platform

March 10, 2020 at 8:30 am 0 comments

  Tigo Energy announced a new addition to the add-on TS4 Platform — the TS4-A-M. This add-on module-level monitoring solution brings smart PV module technology and the highest granularity of production data to Tigo’s residential, commercial & industrial, and utility customers. With Tigo’s monitoring solution, customers can choose between PremiumRead More

Phoenix Contact’s EMpro provides real-time, remote access to solar plant energy consumption data

Phoenix Contact’s EMpro provides real-time, remote access to solar plant energy consumption data

March 3, 2020 at 11:31 am 0 comments

Plant operators and facility managers now have real-time, remote access to their machines’ energy consumption data, with Phoenix Contact’s EMpro. This second generation of energy monitoring devices offers simple configuration and operation, so no special skills are needed to install or commission the device. The EMpro tracks energy parameters such asRead More

Sense Home Energy Monitor adds partner program for rural cooperatives

Sense Home Energy Monitor adds partner program for rural cooperatives

March 2, 2020 at 11:33 am 0 comments

At the TechAdvantage conference this week, Sense is debuting its partner program for rural cooperatives. Through the program, cooperatives can offer the Sense Home Energy Monitor to their members at a significant discount and take advantage of real-time insights into energy flows at the grid edge. The Sense Home EnergyRead More

Chatting about improving PV plant performance with BayWa-backed Raycatch

Chatting about improving PV plant performance with BayWa-backed Raycatch

February 27, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Last May, we reported on a cool new AI-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, DeepSolar, a diagnostic system that enables large-scale PV plant owners and operators to optimize solar assets and maximize their return on investment. DeepSolar is the brainchild of Raycatch, a PV plant diagnostic company backed by global renewableRead More