Standardisation in O&M key to PV’s future

Article originally appeared in PV Tech Power Magazine. Operations and maintenance |  The maturing of the solar operations and maintenance business has shone a spotlight on the need for some universally accepted standards and practices across the industry. Vassilis Papaeconomou explains why such a step forward will be vital to ensuring the full value of …

Alectris Italy Adds 20 MWp to Portfolio

English Translation from assoRinnovabili Summer 2016 newsletter, page 4. ALECTRIS ITALY ADDS 20 MWp TO ITS PORTFOLIO O & M SOLAR AND PROPOSES NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO INCREASE PERFORMANCE Alectris Italy signed new O&M contracts in various Italian regions for about 20MWp, globally reaching a portfolio of more than 140MWp, with about 50MWp managed also as …

Common PV performance benchmarks set to boost O&M transparency Alectris in PV Insider

Common PV performance benchmarks set to boost O&M transparency

Article originally appeared in PV Insider. A new European report has provided a basis for standardized PV performance indicators but more detailed metrics will be required to maximize the gains from an increasingly competitive Operations and Maintenance sector, experts told PV Insider. While much of the utility-scale PV sector is embracing performance benchmarks in order …

What does it take for solar installers to provide O&M services? Alectris Solar Power World

What does it take for solar installers to provide O&M services?

Article originally appeared in Solar Power World. Global solar installations are expected to reach 321 GW by the end of 2016, exceeding 756 GW by 2025. As the world’s inventory of solar PV assets grows, it is not surprising to see those industries related to post-installation—operations, maintenance and asset management—exploding as well. This explosion of …

Reducing risk in the secondary solar market

Article originally appeared in PV Tech Power Magazine. O&M due diligence  |  Emanuele Tacchino of Alectris outlines the lessons learned from the major solar secondary markets for helping investors utilise due diligence phase operations and maintenance (O&M) expertise to hedge risk and increase long-term profitability of their asset acquisitions Following the grid connection rush, several …