Solar O&M InsiderAuthor: Alectris
15 Aug 2018

Solar O&M Insider

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The Solar O&M Insider is the first podcast series dedicated exclusively to solar operations, maintenance and asset management. This series is brought to you by Alectris, a global solar asset care innovation firm. It is hosted by Glenna Wiseman of Identity3.

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    High Tech Solar O&M

    Welcome to the Solar O&M Insider, the first podcast series dedicated to solar PV operations, maintenance and asset management. This series is brought to you by Alectris, a global solar asset care innovation firm. Glenna Wiseman of Identity3 is the host. The world’s first report on how new digital technologies could be applied to solar PV was issued by SolarPower Europe this past October. Thought to be the first in-depth analysis of digital technology in solar PV in the world, “Digitalisation & Solar” explores how solar can make the most of the market opportunities arising from digitalisation in smart solar homes, peer-to-peer electricity trading, digitalised manufacturing and high-tech O&M. In this episode, we’re joined by members of the SolarPower Europe Digitalisation & Solar Task Force to explore the emerging trends in high tech O&M. We are very pleased to welcome: •Sonia Dunlop, Policy Advisor, SolarPower Europe and lead for the Digitalisation & Solar Task Force •Alison Finch, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Solar Europe •Vassilis Papaeconomou, Managing Director, Alectris; SolarPower Europe’s O&M Task Force •Leader •Rubén Ron, Head of Section for the Solar Unit, DNV GL This episode of the Solar O&M Insider features: •Backstory for the SolarPower Europe Digitalisation & Solar Report •Digitalisation Trends in Solar Operations and Maintenance •Digitalisation and Solar O&M Software •Predictive Solar Inverter Maintenance •More info on the “Digital Solar & Storage” event in Munich, Germany December 5 2017 •Veracity, a Digital Ecosystem by DNV GL •Huawei Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis •ACTIS, Solar ERP, An Integrated Digital Platform for Operations, Maintenance and Asset Management •The Solar Industry’s Seven Commitments to Digitalisation •The Evolution of Three Categories of Solar O&M Software

  • Posted on 25 Nov 2017

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    A New Toolkit for Solar O&M Best Practices and Contract Templates

    Welcome to the Solar O&M Insider, the first podcast series dedicated to solar PV operations, maintenance and asset management. This series is brought to you by Alectris, a global solar asset care innovation firm. Glenna Wiseman of Identity3 is the host. This is the third episode of our special series on the Global Solar Energy Standardisation Initiative or SESI by IRENA and The Terrawatt Initiative with the support of SolarPower Europe and the Global Solar Council. December 7 the work of these organizations, along two parallel tracks, comes together at the O&M and Asset Management Conference in London. To talk with us about standardisation milestones related to best practices guidelines and complimentary legal contract templates are: •Sophie Dingenen, Partner, Bird & Bird, one of the leads in the SESI O&M Work Group •Bruce Douglas, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, SolarPower Europe and Chairman, Board of Directors, Global Solar Council •Vassilis Papaeconomou, MD, Alectris and SolarPower Europe’s O&M Task Force Leader •Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General, The Terrawatt Initiative This episode of the Solar O&M Insider features: •How They Work Together: O&M Best Practices Guidelines and SESI Contract Templates •SolarPower Europe O&M Best Practices Guidelines Version 2.0 •Facilitating Higher Solar Standards, Lowering Costs •Three Core Pillars in the SESI Initiative •Reducing Cost of Capital to Reduce Cost of Solar Electricity •A New Toolkit for Solar O&M Best Practices and Contract Templates •What to Expect from the SolarPower Europe O&M Best Practices Guidelines Version 2.0 •A Note About the Emerging CRMM, Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism

  • Posted on 19 Nov 2017

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    COP23: Stage for Global Alignment on Solar Standardisation

    Welcome to the Solar O&M Insider, the first podcast series dedicated to solar PV operations, maintenance and asset management. This series is brought to you by Alectris, a global solar asset care innovation firm. Glenna Wiseman of Identity3 is the host. Our special multi-part series focused on The Global Solar Energy Standardisation Initiative or SESI features leaders of this initiative and those involved with the O&M workstream. SESI is a joint program of IRENA – International Renewable Energy Agency and The Terrawatt Initiative, along with SolarPower Europe and the Global Solar Council. Members of the operations and maintenance work group are developing a Solar O&M contract template that is one of seven integrated contract templates mapping each stage of solar PV development, finance, construction and operation. This series features: •Sophie Dingenen, Partner, Bird & Bird, one of the leads in the SESI O&M Work Group •Bruce Douglas, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, SolarPower Europe and Chairman, Board of Directors, Global Solar Council •Vassilis Papaeconomou, MD, Alectris and SolarPower Europe’s O&M Task Force Leader •Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General, The Terrawatt Initiative In this episode we explore why the upcoming COP23 Conference of Parties on Climate Change is important to the SESI program and what the SESI leaders intend to accomplish at the Bonn, Germany gathering of nations. This episode of the Solar O&M Insider features: •COP23 and Its Importance to the SESI Program •Standardising Contracts to Speed Solar Development •Connecting the Dots between COP23 and the Solar Industry •SESI Standardised Contract Templates Will Help Realize Paris Agreement Climate Goals •SESI Goals at COP23 and Next Steps for the Solar Standardisation Program

  • Posted on 05 Nov 2017

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    The Upcoming SESI Global Solar O&M Contract Template

    The Solar O&M Insider is the first podcast series dedicated to solar PV operations, maintenance and asset management. This series is made possible by Alectris, a global solar asset care innovation firm. Glenna Wiseman of Identity3 is the host. The Global Solar Energy Standardisation Initiative or SESI was announced in June 2016 to spur worldwide solar development by standardizing contracts to streamline the finance, construction and operation of solar projects. In this special multi-part series of the Solar O&M Insider, we are joined by leaders of this initiative and those involved with the O&M work stream. Members of the operations and maintenance work group are focused on the development of the Solar O&M contract template, to assist the industry in producing a streamlined innovative document with risk balanced for all executing parties. We are very pleased to welcome to this series: •Sophie Dingenen, Partner, Bird & Bird, SESI O&M Work Group •Bruce Douglas, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, SolarPower Europe and Chairman, Board of Directors, Global Solar Council •Vassilis Papaeconomou, Managing Director, Alectris and SolarPower Europe O&M Task Force Leader •Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General, The Terrawatt Initiative This episode of the Solar O&M Insider features: •An Introduction to the Global Solar Energy Standardisation Initiative •An Integrated Vision of the Solar PV Contract Value Chain •The SESI O&M Work Group •SESI O&M Contract Template Goals •The SESI Standardisation Difference •Perspectives on the Industry’s View of Standardization •Current Stage of the SESI Solar Contract Template Work  

  • Posted on 29 Oct 2017

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    The Impact of Orange Button on Solar Asset Management Software

    Welcome to the Solar O&M Insider, the first podcast series dedicated to solar PV operations, maintenance and asset management. This series is brought to you by Alectris, a global solar asset care innovation firm and is hosted by Glenna Wiseman of Identity3. The role of software in solar performance management is a hot topic in the industry. At the recent Intersolar Solar Asset Management Summit organized by The SunSpec Alliance, software and its critical role in asset management was a central theme. In this episode, we’re joined by a panel who contributed to the Intersolar North America event to dive into the role of software in solar portfolio management. Episode guests include Joe Cunningham, Director of Operations at Sunny Energy LLC; Jon Previtali, VP Environmental Finance at Wells Fargo and Laks Sampath, US and LATAM Country Manager at Alectris. This episode of the Solar O&M Insider features: •Siloed Software and Disparate Platforms •Managing the Wells Fargo Solar and Wind Portfolio •Data Implications of the Orange Button Initiative •Deploying the Orange Button Taxonomy to Streamline Reporting and Create Standardization •Using Orange Button to Get DER Reporting Right from the Beginning  

  • Posted on 21 Aug 2017

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