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Solar PV owner uses DaaS cloud solution to manage fleet of assets

Our customer, the financial owner of the largest fleet of commercial- and utility-scale solar PV assets in North America, insulates themselves from high O&M provider turnover at each site by adopting a fleet-wide approach to asset management that is independent of the various O&M provider’s own proprietary solutions.

The challenge

Solar PV sites are typically small and widely distributed, mostly un-manned and with little IT infrastructure. Data from the solar panels and inverters are collected locally in data loggers and monitored under contract by local O&M (operations and maintenance) service providers. Our customer needed a solution for monitoring their fleet of assets that is independent of the O&M provider’s own systems.


KBC’s supplied its PowerShare solution. PowerShare was configured to collect process data each site’s data logger via internet or cellular network (by-passing the O&M provider’s monitoring system). Data is stored in a hosted PI System where power generation actual vs potential can be analyzed by various dimensions such as financial portfolio, brand of PV panel, geography, etc. PowerShare’s portal presents standard dashboards and reports.

The results

PowerShare has been rolled out to over 400 assets and now monitors 25% of commercial-scale solar PV generation in the USA. In some instances as local O&M providers have gone bankrupt or been displaced, PowerShare has been elevated to the system of record and the only means for the owner to monitor specific assets.

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