COSTA MESA, Calif., July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Solarrus Corporation and meteocontrol, two of the leading energy service providers for the solar PV industry, have announced that they formed a partnership to jointly develop a new operations platform to promote and deliver their respective services.
By partnering with Solarrus, meteocontrol will now have the capability to offer North America customers the commissioning, corrective repair, and maintenance capabilities on sites that have meteocontrol hardware. Furthermore, the partnership will also be able to expand meteocontrol's capabilities to also monitor the key performance indicators for electric vehicle charging stations and battery energy storage systems.
The field capabilities will be fulfilled by True South Renewables, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solarrus. Customers will benefit from this cooperation because the integration combines high quality field services with easy access to other meteocontrol quality analytics, such as performance checks or on-site evaluation of systems in order to optimize project yields and costs.
"Incorporating True South Renewables field capabilities into the meteocontrol offering makes a lot of sense for our customers," stated Robert Pfatischer, Managing Director of meteocontrol. "Selection of the asset management platform is an important decision for each and every project. meteocontrol is offering market leading solutions. We recently surpassed a monitored capacity of more than 10 GWp. Now we are able to also incorporate service and maintenance of the equipment from a field organization that is recognized as the largest independent solar O&M company in the US market."
Solarrus Corporation, the parent company for both True South Renewables (TSR) and MaxGen Energy Services (MaxGen), will work with meteocontrol to customize a new software platform for a new, state of the art monitoring and reporting capability that will coordinate all of its field operations, including technical operations management for solar, electric vehicle charging, and battery energy storage installations.
The new meteocontrol monitoring and reporting operations center will not only receive and analyze data from the field, but will also be fully integrated with the dispatch system for Solarrus' field technicians. Solarrus field technicians are active in the United States from coast to coast, and in 2014 performed O&M services for over 2,000 unique locations. By integrating meteocontrol analysis and alarm triage with Solarrus' field footprint, operations management is anticipated to be more efficient.
"A critical element of the software platform provided by meteocontrol is the operations center will be technology agnostic, allowing data for all field services provided by TSR and MaxGen to be captured and integrated with the ability to dispatch field technicians," said Bill Klein, co-founder and CEO of Solarrus.
The new meteocontrol monitoring and reporting operations center will be co-located in the Solarrus headquarters in Costa Mesa, California, and the staff will integrate personnel from Solarrus, True South Renewables, MaxGen, and meteocontrol.