In 2016 the European solar market exceeded 100GW of installed capacity. With EPC warranties ending and 20-30 operational years ahead, asset managers and owners have a responsibility to ensure solar assets are optimised to provide the payback periods promised and meet Europe’s growing low carbon electricity demands.
Managing European Solar Assets will discuss best practices to measure asset performance, develop strong KPIs, advancements in monitoring hardware and software, avoiding hardware failings, and how to balance costs against service in O&M contracts.
Uncover the top performing European and emerging solar markets, discover what to ask from monitoring services, what O&M clauses to include in your PPA, and how to aggregate monitoring data to improve long term forecasting.
Learn how to utilise energy storage advancements and smart grid technology to supply clean electricity around the clock and increase your bottom line.
If you’re serious about capitalising from your solar assets for decades to come, or want to establish a reliable O&M reputation, Managing European Solar Assets is not to be missed.
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Blockchain technology could be a “potentially significant enabler” for solar in the UK across a number of different sectors, according to SolarCoin co-founder Francois Sonnet.Read more
A 50:50 joint venture formed by ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS and Turkish firm Kalyon Enerji has been awarded a 1GW local content solar project in the Karapınar region in Turkey…Read more
In a manual directly aimed at policy makers, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has sought to debunk various myths about integrating wind and solar to the grid, while also providing solutions to bona fide problems…Read more
The European solar market is currently more “seller-friendly than buyer-friendly”, resulting in developers trying to sell assets earlier in the process than before, according to BlackRock VP Stéphane Têtot.Read more
France has awarded contracts to 79 projects in the first 500MW tender of its 3GW large-scale programme, as well as announcing tender programmes for 450MW of self-consumption renewable energy systems and 210MW of 'solar innovations'…Read more
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has said it is ready to shift gear following the looming closure of the Renewables Obligation Certificate subsidy scheme.Read more
Renewables investor Low Carbon has bolstered its portfolio of solar assets it has under management by taking on a new tranche of assets from Wirsol.Read more
Foresight Solar Fund has acquired the 72MWp Shotwick Solar Park, which remains the UK’s largest by generation capacity.Read more
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF), one of the top six owners of UK solar farms, has refinanced a swathe of its assets as it edges closer to yet more acquisitions.Read more
BayWa r.e. is aiming to leverage its international presence and scale to improve the standard of O&M services for UK customers following its acquisition of Green Hedge Operational Services.Read more
BNRG Renewables has partnered with global French renewable energy developer Neoen to develop 23 solar projects in Ireland in a joint venture expected to invest €220m.Read more
Tata Power, India’s largest utility company and a division of the mammoth Tata Group, is getting close to generating 1GW of solar power, with its wind assets having already surpassed that milestone figure.Read more
The troubled 11.1MW Norrington Solar Farm is now the sole UK asset left on TerraForm Power’s books after EFG Hermes elected to acquire all other assets in the SunEdison yieldco’s portfolio.Read more
The 365MW solar portfolio owned by SunEdison yieldco TerraForm Power has been sold to Vortex, a European renewables investment platform of private equity firm EFG Hermes.Read more
German power company innogy SE - the renewables arm of RWE which trades in the UK under the nPower brand – has completed its purchase of Belectric Solar & Battery.Read more
Primrose Solar has sold five solar farms to socially responsible investor Equitix, completing the sale of all its operational solar farms in the UK.Read more
The UK’s growing O&M sector needs greater standardisation – particularly within its entry-level scopes of works – in order to boost confidence within asset owners.Read more
The UK's "rapidly maturing" solar operations and maintenance (O&M) market must adopt a service desk-style culture like that seen in the computing industry if contractors are to survive.Read more
With more than 15 years of experience, GILDEMEISTER energy solutions is your reliable partner for turnkey EPC Services in the renewable energy industry. Besides planning and implementing photovoltaic installations, our core competencies involve project development, commercial management and operation & maintenance. As a subsidiary of the stock listed DMG MORI, we are part of a global sales and service network. By supporting numerous multinational enterprises like Volkswagen, E.ON, Vodafone, we gained extensive experience in the solar industry. With a worldwide project pipeline, we provide holistically developed projects with a comprehensive due diligence guaranteeing a high performance of the solar park."GILDEMEISTER energy solutions GmbH
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