“Streamlining solar plant operations and maintenance (O&M) activities is vital to achieving maximized return on investment, a process made easier with the ACTIS program from Alectris.”
3 October 2017: Alectris, a global solar asset care innovation firm, has received the prestigious, peer voted, Solar + Power Solar PV O&M 2017 Award for its ACTIS, Solar ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) platform. The Solar + Power awards were presented on September 26, 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in conjunction with the 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), the largest international conference for photovoltaic research, technologies and applications.
PV Magazine reported 4,800 industry professionals cast a total of 30,000 votes to award the winners across various categories representing the solar value chain: from materials to end products, from process innovations to outstanding individuals working in the industry.
Judges described the Alectris ACTIS platform noting, “Streamlining solar plant operations and maintenance (O&M) activities is vital to achieving maximized return on investment, a process made easier with the ACTIS program from Alectris.”
The award is described by the organizers, Smart Solar and Solar + Power Management as: “Photovoltaic (PV) plant infrastructure must be operated and maintained in such a fashion that it is not only functional, but delivers peak performance. Investors count on performance to justify their financial commitment just as power consumers need electricity that is not only dependable, but affordable. This Award recognizes excellence in plant operation and maintenance that delivers consistent value by balancing today’s needs with long-term serviceability and performance objectives.”
“The global Alectris team is honored to be chosen by so many peers in the industry for this prestigious award,” said Alectris director, Constantinos Peonides, who accepted the award on behalf of the company. “Alectris has been developing ACTIS, the world’s first solar ERP system since 2011. The software is the only fully integrated platform for operational solar PV assets covering Monitoring, Service Management, Asset Management, Project Management, Cost Management, Billing and Integrated Reporting in one uniform platform. It has been developed completely in-house from high-level IT professionals with the assistance of our engineering experts based on active plants and out of field experience over the years. We are committed to continue developing ACTIS based on our daily business objectives along with client requirements and recommendations, as the environment we operate in is not static but dynamic.”
In a world of rapid consolidation, ACTIS is a unique tool to efficiently manage solar PV assets, streamline operations, decrease costs and increase performance in the most cost-effective solution. This is the third award for ACTIS. In 2015, the integrated solar asset management software tool from Alectris won a Silver Facilities Management Award. This followed a Bronze in the same competition in 2014.
The company’s internal analysis has revealed tens of specific tasks for each individual plant managed either directly from the Asset Owner or in conjunction with Service Providers. The size of the solar PV portfolio increases the number of tasks to levels not sustainable in a cost-effective way, which increases management overhead and the risk of missing important regulatory or technical issues. Even the most advanced organizations are using multiple systems (10 on average) to conduct their operations, maintenance and asset management activities. In this framework the need for a uniform, centralized system integrating all operational activities into one single database has become a necessity.
Along with the cost and regulatory challenges comes the need for standardization across multiple teams located in different regions and countries. The time needed to gather information and create consolidated reports with validated data has increased to the point that in many cases teams spend the biggest part of their work to gather and report information instead of conducting actual management activities. This is exactly the need ACTIS addresses, developed out of real life experience with engineers who are provide such services. ACTIS unifies all information and data into one single database, eliminating the challenge and risk of integrating separate and isolated systems.
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