Article originally appeared in Solar Novus Today.
Alectris, a leading global solar asset care innovation firm, and Optimal Sun, a solar photovoltaic operations and maintenance specialist in Spain, announced their alliance to offer energy optimization strategies for the country’s roughly 4.7 gigawatt’s (GWs) of installed photovoltaic plants. The center point of the alliance is the Alectris award winning Solar ERP asset management software platform, ACTIS, which will be translated into Spanish for use by the country’s solar owners and investors. The companies will also collaborate on solar operations and maintenance (O&M) best practices to leverage global market lessons to increase solar PV performance in the Spain and Portugal regions.
ACTIS, a solar ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), was developed by Alectris to manage its client PV assets. The software was created within a holistic approach to solar asset care integrating solar monitoring, operations and maintenance and asset management.
ACTIS, now in use in over 300 solar PV megawatt’s (MWs) globally, is an award winning software platform. In 2014 it was recognized with a Bronze Facilities Management Award in Operations Management. This year Facilities Management awarded ACTIS a Silver Award in the Best Management Tools competition category, improving the classification obtained in 2014.
In addition to the ACTIS Solar ERP platform, Alectris will support Optimal Sun with its solar operations and maintenance expertise amassed through extensive global experience. Optimal Sun will lead the language translation of ACTIS to Spanish and market entry activities for Alectris in Spain.
The collaboration expands the worldwide solar industry presence of Alectris. The company currently operates in Greece, Italy, Jordan and the United States. This alliance will also serve existing Alectris Italy based clients, many of whom have solar PV plants in Spain.
The team plans to initially deploy ACTIS in 30 MW’s of solar PV in Spain for commercial and utility scale sites in the medium term.
Alectris delivers asset care innovation for the global solar industry. Our end-to-end solutions engineer profitability into every solar lifecycle stage. With our integrated suite of products, services and award-winning software, we empower solar operators to increase plant productivity by providing one source for operations, maintenance and management support.
Optimal Sun brings total focus on the care and optimization of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Spain and Spanish speaking markets to owners and operators of commercial and utility scale plants. Its team of operations, maintenance and management experts create value by delivering energy performance optimization. The company is the official partner of Alectris, a global solar asset care innovation firm, in Spain.