meteocontrol North America and Princeton Solar Solutions Partner to Increase Solar Energy Production, Propel U.S. Solar Industry Growth

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Virtual Control Room Technology to Maximize Solar System Energy Yields, ROI and Long-Term Reliability

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The Solar Performance Company

PV monitoring is one of the most important components to ensure long-term performance, yield and overall value for a solar system of any size

meteocontrol North America today launched a strategic partnership with NJ-based Princeton Solar Solutions (PSS), further solidifying meteocontrol’s North American presence as the most advanced PV monitoring provider. meteocontrol becomes a premier vendor for PSS, a globally recognized utility, commercial and residential solar project developer. meteocontrol’s PV operations management technologies will be a critical asset to ensure maximum solar performance, output and ROI for PSS projects nationwide

meteocontrol will provide a new layer of value and visibility into commercial and residential projects through its Virtual Control Room – a modern, multiscreen Web 2.0 application, which guarantees optimum operations management and performance for all systems and components. meteocontrol’s WEB’log will also provide automated alert notification of operations faults for rapid problem resolution. This real-time data allows monitoring teams to adjust systems, correct problems and take proactive measures to optimize production.

“PV monitoring is one of the most important components to ensure long-term performance, yield and overall value for a solar system of any size,” said Michael Page, Princeton Solar Solutions president and CEO. “meteocontrol will enable us to provide a more reliable solution, and promise greater energy output despite any environmental or electrical issues, long after the system is built.”

“meteocontrol’s partnership with Princeton Solar Solutions optimizes solar yield through industry-leading state-of-the-art operations and monitoring solutions, which will increase long-term energy production for many of the nation’s most innovative solar projects,” said Benjamin Compton, meteocontrol North America COO and VP of commercial operations. “Together, we will provide greater energy, performance and operational transparency to Princeton Solar Solutions’ expanding portfolio of American PV systems.”

Key facts about the growing U.S. solar market and technologies:

  •     PV systems are installed and designed to produce energy for 25 years or more, making reliable operations and monitoring an essential step for performance.
  •     The U.S. is the world’s fastest-growing solar market, with an increasing demand for technologies – such as meteocontrol’s – that maximize performance and influence increased adoption of solar energy.
  •     PV plant engineers can now access operational data and control solar performance with real-time, Cloud-based solutions from their computers or mobile devices anywhere in the world – increasing up time and reducing system failures.
  •     meteocontrol currently monitors more than 3.3 GW across 22,000 PV systems.
  •     PSS is responsible for the design, procurement, construction and/or monitoring of 239 MW of large-scale solar PV systems.

About Princeton Solar Solutions
Princeton Solar Solutions specializes in providing global design build construction management, developing private, government and utility grade systems, design, and consulting on energy conservation measures. Its network of consulting integrators look at the renewable energy industry on a global platform because renewable technology is ever changing, dynamic and fluid.

About meteocontrol North America
meteocontrol is the leading global provider of solar performance monitoring software and hardware, bankable energy yield reports, technical due diligence and operations management services for photovoltaic installations. meteocontrol currently monitors more than 3.3 GW in over 22,000 PV systems worldwide, and has provided energy yield reports and technical services for PV projects totaling more than $10 billion in investment value. The firm currently provides asset management and O&M services for more than 100 MW of PV projects.

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