Solar O&M Tools for the Solar Investor

Originally appeared in Solar Power World Magazine. By Glenna Wiseman, Solar Power World Contributor Solar plant owners and investors face a daunting task calibrating all the levers of solar asset ownership to reap a strong ROI.  Our dialogue related to the operation, maintenance and management of solar photovoltaic plants now turns to the tools available to help investors manage dispersed solar assets across a worldwide, inconsistent and fluctuating solar landscape. Our Experts Edmée Kelsey (Kelsey) is the CEO of 3Megawatt, which provides solar asset management software to manage solar portfolio risk and reduce asset management costs.  BluePoint, the company’s [...]

By | 2014-06-27T15:10:06+00:00 June 27th, 2014|0 Comments

National Coalition Launches Solar Day of Action

Over 30 Groups and Millions of People Join Together to Celebrate Solar WASHINGTON, DC (June 20, 2014) -- This Saturday, the longest day of the year, millions of Americans will participate in the National #PutSolarOnIt Day of Action to show support for solar across the country. The day was organized by a national coalition of more than 30 leading environmental and energy organizations. Sixty-five events are registered and tens of millions of people will be reached online. 2014 has been a breakout year for solar. Solar power was the leading source of the nation’s new energy capacity in [...]

By | 2014-06-20T08:02:46+00:00 June 20th, 2014|0 Comments

2014 Trends: Solar Operations And Maintenance

This post originally appeared in Solar Power World Magazine. SunSpec Alliance Development Director Tim Keating caught the essence of the operations-and-maintenance (O&M) debate at Solarplaza’s March Solar O&M Conference in San Francisco. “We’re past the gold-rush portion of the solar boom,” Keating told the audience of 249 attendees. “Now that we’ve got all this solar installed, we need to answer the next question: How are we going to maintain it so it works for the long-term?” This is not a throwaway question. The industry has expanded so rapidly in recent years that developers often don’t think about including [...]

By | 2014-06-05T22:37:10+00:00 June 5th, 2014|0 Comments

Groups Announce Day of Action to Support Solar Energy and #PutSolarOnIt

Organizing for Action, Mosaic, The Solar Foundation, Solar Energy Industries Association, SolarChat, Vote Solar, NRDC, Interfaith Power & LIght, Sierra Club, Environment America, World Wildlife Fund, REVERB, The Climate Reality Project, Alliance for Climate Education, League of Conservation Voters, The Solutions Project This June 21st, the longest day of the year, a coalition of groups will come together in a National Day of Action to show support for switching to clean energy, fighting climate change, and the power of bringing solar power to communities all across the country. 2014 has been a breakout year for solar. Solar equipment [...]

By | 2014-06-02T23:34:11+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|0 Comments