On 11th October 2016, Solarplaza organized the webinar “The Holy Grail of Data Intelligence in Solar Asset Management.” Gilles Estivalet and Guillaume Saupin, both from QOS Energy, joined the webinar as speakers, sharing the daily challenges they face when managing over 3500 RE plants for a total capacity of 1.5 GW. The entire video recordings from the webinar, and the speakers’ slides, can be freely accessed here.
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Increasing use of unmanned aerial vehicles could significantly cut the cost and time needed for PV panel inspections.
Europe’s yieldcos have largely avoided the turmoil seen in the US and face an upbeat future despite the UK’s split from the European Union.
Using asset management platforms to gain a portfolio-wide view of operations can improve operational staff efficiency by up to 20%.
For the third year in a row Solarplaza is glad to share with you the latest edition of our ‘’Top 70 PV portfolios in Europe’’ overview. In recent years, falling government support, increasing competition and harsh financial outlooks have continuously been spurring market consolidation, with fewer owners holding portfolios of increasing sizes.
Using natural ground cover such as grass or crops is not only better for the environment but has other benefits as well.
Innovation in operations and maintenance is increasingly the name of the game in Europe’s maturing solar markets.
Wind-style repowering may not be appropriate for most solar plants, but asset managers may want to keep other upgrade options under review.
Companies such as LichtBlick are pioneering a new way of delivering solar energy.
With state-backed incentives on the wane, European PV portfolio owners may find better deals in the continent’s increasingly sophisticated intraday energy markets.
Like last year, we have dedicated some time, as part of our preparations for the Solar Asset Management Europe conference, to creating an overview of Europe’s largest PV portfolios. With PV plants changing owner every week, the secondary market in Europe is still proving to be an exciting space to keep track of.