Operations and maintenance companies are tapping growing datasets to implement more detailed cost benchmarking as advancements in connective IT raise the potential for performance gains, company executives told New Energy Update.
The US East Coast saw up to 5% less sunlight than average in 2014, while the West Coast enjoyed up to 10% more sun, according to a study published by Vaisala in April that highlights the volatile supply conditions faced by PV plant developers and operators.
Even as the non-residential PV sector was down 6%, 2014 was the largest year ever for solar PV installations in the US, riding on the back of a drop-off in system installed costs, downstream innovation and stable policy, according to a new report by GTM Research.
As Jordan selects the winning consortia for the upcoming batch of PV power plants and Egypt just announced the qualified consortia eligible for a quota of the FiT program, developers in the two countries are testing the best strategies to bid for land for their projects.
The Award Winning Middle East & North Africa Solar Conference & Expo is organizing for the first time the MENASOL Awards 2015 to celebrate CSP and PV companies in their effort to develop solar power in the region.
Fumihiko Arima, manager of the planning group at Solar Frontier KK’s engineering division, talks company know-how gained in Japan along with the O&M lessons taken on board as a manufacturer involved in plant management across the globe.
Proactive O&M technology can enhance the confidence of investors and insurance companies, and pave way for sustainable ROI by saving unnecessary costs of maintenance, by assuring increased plant availability, and performance ratio.
Cornelius Matthes, Managing Director, Middle East North Africa at Building Energy believes the firm can improve a consortium’s chances of getting funding. Ever since opening its regional office in Dubai, Italian renewable energy developers Building Energy S.p.A have been expanding their footprint across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).