Post Tagged with: "O&M"

CentraState hospital in New Jersey, a CleanCapital project. Photo credit: KDC Solar

How to find the value in complex corporate solar deals

December 2, 2019 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

In 2008, when the investment tax credit (ITC) came into play, people had no idea what a power purchase agreement (PPA) was. Fast forward 10 years to 2018 and there is 300x growth in corporate energy procurement through PPAs. The market has matured, and a lot of different investors areRead More

When disaster stikes your site, who you gonna call?

Solar Support launches inverter support, plant restoration service for utility-scale solar sites

November 21, 2019 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

Solar Support, an engineering services company, is launching a cool integrated equipment and plant restoration and recovery solution. The goal for Solar Support is to combine their deep inverter expertise with construction management acumen to resolve complex issues for utility systems. By working with some of the leading O&M providersRead More

SenseHawk releases app to improve solar site worker productivity

SenseHawk releases app to improve solar site worker productivity

November 21, 2019 at 10:23 am 0 comments

SenseHawk’s has created an application to combine a variety of critical productivity tools with an intuitive interface for solar site workers in the field. In the past, field workers have had to struggle with old-fashioned pen and paper or standalone apps with limited functionality and cumbersome data-entry interfaces. SenseHawk App changesRead More

QE Solar launches piloted aircraft inspections for solar PV, powered by Raptor Maps

QE Solar launches piloted aircraft inspections for solar PV, powered by Raptor Maps

November 7, 2019 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

QE Solar, a leading third-party O&M and asset management provider, has expanded its internal aerial inspection capabilities to include piloted aircraft. The company has selected Raptor Maps’ industry-leading software to power its aerial inspection program, consisting of both piloted airplanes and unmanned drones. The formal announcement was made at theRead More

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Solar power’s hidden secret is its data — here’s why

November 5, 2019 at 9:13 pm 0 comments

Solar enjoys tremendous advantages over conventional power. It’s cleaner and cheaper than traditional power in many parts of the world, in addition to its popularity with consumers. But there is also an often unrecognized aspect of solar that will play a leading role in further lowering costs and driving adoption.Read More

Take a Heat Peek: Leveraging the power of drones and thermal imaging for solar inspections

Take a Heat Peek: Leveraging the power of drones and thermal imaging for solar inspections

November 5, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Thanks to continued improvements in thermal imaging hardware, software and drone technology, it is now possible to improve the efficiency and accuracy of photovoltaic (PV) inspections more than ever. The current practice of manual electric testing is not sustainable at scale and results in slower PV system buildouts, increased inefficienciesRead More

Dust magnets meet electrodynamics: Why the future of solar PV panel cleaning could be EDS film

Dust magnets meet electrodynamics: Why the future of solar PV panel cleaning could be EDS film

October 28, 2019 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

The operation and maintenance (O&M) of solar plants presents a variety of long-term challenges. Even if we assume reliable inverters, modules with minimal degradation and perfect monitoring and prediction systems, the earth will still be covered in dust and debris and modules and collectors will need to be cleaned. HereRead More

SenseHawk says it benchmarked the condition of this 780-MW solar site in record time (less than three weeks)

SenseHawk says it benchmarked the condition of this 780-MW solar site in record time (less than three weeks)

October 21, 2019 at 11:45 am 0 comments

SenseHawk, a leader in AI-powered software for the entire solar lifecycle, benchmarked the condition of 2.5 million solar modules at one of the world’s largest solar sites, the Kamuthi Solar Power Project in India, with its drones and cloud-based software in less than three weeks, which the company says isRead More

Terabase Energy launches to cut solar project soft costs for EPCs by 25 percent

Terabase Energy launches to cut solar project soft costs for EPCs by 25 percent

October 14, 2019 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

At Solar Power International in Salt Lake City this year, Terabase Energy a new solar technology company led by CEO Matt Campbell and a team of long-time solar industry executives (many from SunPower), unveiled its Terabase Platform aimed at dramatically reducing solar project development and deployment costs and timelines. “WeRead More

This new tool from DNV GL creates 10,000 realities for renewable energy project forecasting

This new tool from DNV GL creates 10,000 realities for renewable energy project forecasting

October 2, 2019 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

Global energy certification body DNV GL has developed an advanced tool that uses very granular data from the past 20 years to create the equivalent of 10,000 years of plausible realities – basically, a parallel universe generator that has 10,000 times more fidelity than was previously available. (No word yetRead More