Mar 14, 2018
French solar prices will approach grid parity in the coming years and operators must focus on wholesale market risks in maintenance strategies to capitalize on growing PPA demand, Renaud Chevallaz-Perrier, Director of Operations at RES France, said.
Feb 28, 2018
Bullish wholesale price assumptions may overvalue equity returns for merchant solar plants and owners should consider storage coupling to boost economics, Pietro Radoia, Solar Analyst at BNEF, told the PV Operations Europe 2018 conference.
Feb 14, 2018
Record-low bids and surging demand for solar plus storage in Colorado show developers expect sharp cost reductions and multiple revenue streams that are replicable in other states, analysts said.
Jan 31, 2018
Reforms to ancillary market contracts should help solar operators position themselves in grid balancing markets and capitalize on technology gains, industry experts told New Energy Update.
Jan 17, 2018
Increasing cost pressure, combined with technology advances and long-term spare parts risk, has created a market for third-party inventory management, industry experts told New Energy Update.
Dec 6, 2017
Ahead of rising wholesale exposure, solar plant owners are applying a widening array of satellite and infrared technology to improve the accuracy of short-term forecasting and increase revenues, solar experts told New Energy Update.
Nov 22, 2017
Cyber security management should be implemented in solar operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts to maximize the effectiveness of pre-handover measures and rigorous security inventories, Jon Franzino, Director of Grid Security at Grid Subject Matter Experts (GridSME), said.
Nov 8, 2017
Solar asset management specialists are investing in analytics, centralized spare parts warehousing and integrated energy storage to boost long-term plant efficiency, leading executives told the PV O&M USA conference on November 2.