I am on the plane returning from the New Energy Update Conference in Munich and a number of themes are spinning through my head. The conference was divided into Wind, Solar and Energy Storage tracks. During the conference I tried to catch what I thought was most interesting on the three different tracks and here are my reflections.
At Greenbyte, we capture data from wind farms and solar plants regardless of manufacturer, set up and physical location. On top of that, we do not need to travel to the sites or install any hardware. So how do we do it? Check out this video where Director of Operations Niklas Bergh explains how it works.
France-based international IPP EREN Renewable Energy has chosen the Breeze and Bright systems for management of its wind farms and solar PV sites worldwide. This marks the first French solar plant owner to be installed in Bright.
With many of our customers moving into solar we are now expanding our product portfolio into solar photovoltaics with the launch of Bright. Last week I spent two days in San Francisco at the Solar Asset Management conference to learn more about asset management of solar photovoltaics and what it means to our customers and products from a data perspective.
Today we are officially launching Bright, a modern software service built to assist solar PV owners and operators in capturing the true potential of their assets. Much like Breeze for wind, Bright connects remotely to solar PV sites regardless of model or brand, resulting in a single system to monitor, analyze and optimize industry-scale solar PV portfolios.
At Breeze we are seeing customers in wind extending their portfolio to encompass solar photovoltaics. Many of those customers have expressed a desire to also bring in their solar assets into Breeze. To monitor solar and wind in the same platform makes a lot of sense as they at a fundamental level are the same - both are powered by a fuel that is free and volatile.