Potential Induced Degradation: Combatting a Phantom Menace

Comment

Potential Induced Degradation: Combatting a Phantom Menace

On 16th February 2017, Solarplaza organized the webinar “Potential Induced Degradation (PID): Mechanisms, Recognition and Mitigation”. Jenya Meydbray, Vice President of strategy  and business development at DNV GL, and Adrián Ramos, Senior Business Developer at OMRON joined the webinar as speakers and shared their expertise in mitigating the threat of potential induced degradation. The entire video recording of the webinar and the speakers’ slides can be freely accessed here.

Comment

Asset management market characterized by ‘coopetition’

Comment

Asset management market characterized by ‘coopetition’

In preparation of the fourth edition of Solar Asset Management North America we spoke to Chad Sachs, CEO of RadianGen, a leading asset management service provider and software developer in the North American market, and one of the companies profiling themselves as sponsor of the event.
 

Comment

Decrypting the Top U.S. Utility PV Asset Owners Landscape

Comment

Decrypting the Top U.S. Utility PV Asset Owners Landscape

The U.S. market experienced its busiest year in 2016, largely driven by a spectacular amount of construction in the utility segment. Per GTM Research, when the dust settles and all the numbers are in, the cumulative capacity of utility PV operating in the U.S. will have increased by more than 70% in a single year. But who owns these assets?

Comment

Top 25 US utility-scale PV project owners

Comment

Top 25 US utility-scale PV project owners

We're glad to be able to share with you the GTM Research data-overview of the 25 largest US utility-scale solar PV plant portfolios. We've published the top 5 here, along with some insightful observations by GTM's Colin Smith. The full top 25 is freely available upon completing the short form at the bottom of the article.

Comment

Fragmentation of O&M and Asset Management in Different Solar Markets

Comment

Fragmentation of O&M and Asset Management in Different Solar Markets

Consolidation is a recurring theme in many solar markets as they mature, but how fragmented or concentrated are each of these markets? How does the U.S. compare to Germany, Italy, or the U.K.? The latest edition of GTM Research’s annual report, Megawatt-Scale PV O&M and Asset Management 2016-2021, authored by yours truly, provides answers to this question for utility-scale plants. The chart below represents the share of the top 10 owners, asset managers, and O&M providers in 9 of the largest PV markets, as a percentage of the total installed base of PV plants 1 MWdc and above (at the end of Q3 2016).

 

Comment

Floating solar plants: Niche rising to the surface?

1 Comment

Floating solar plants: Niche rising to the surface?

More and more PV plants across the world are being installed on water. These so called ‘floating solar systems’ (or ‘floatovoltaics’) are an appropriate solution to situations where roof and/or ground space is limited. But just how big is this niche? Where are these floating plants located and what is their size? Solarplaza delved into these questions and came up with a Top 70 Floating PV Plants, as well as several interesting facts you probably want to know. 

1 Comment

Branding Solar Asset Management

Comment

Branding Solar Asset Management

Our Solar Asset Management conference series is established as the leading event on the topic across 4 continents. With a track record of 10 events organized, and another 4 lined up for next year, we felt it was time to give the event series a face and feel of its own.

Comment

Diaspark Energy To Showcase Its “Asset Management Software” At Solar Asset Management Conference North America 2016

Comment

Diaspark Energy To Showcase Its “Asset Management Software” At Solar Asset Management Conference North America 2016

Diaspark is again a proud exhibition sponsor of the 3rd edition of Solar Asset Management Conference 2016 San Francisco, CA for the second year in a row. Keeping its promise from last year, Diaspark is set to launch version 3.0 of its PV Enterprise Software, with performance enhancements across its Asset Management, O&M and Analytics platform for the Renewable Energy industry.

Comment

U.S. 2015 Solar Plant Underperformance: Operational Issues or Just Bad Weather?

Comment

U.S. 2015 Solar Plant Underperformance: Operational Issues or Just Bad Weather?

Did your plant underperform expectations last year? If so, you may currently be under pressure to evaluate and fix any of a mirade of possible equipment or operational issues. While it’s likely some instances of low production are due to equipment, others may simply be caused by a lack of solar resource due to cloudy weather. If your project came online last year in the U.S., it is much more likely that the low output was caused by the latter.

Comment