Reducing Costs with Smart Maintenance in Solar Asset Management

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Discussion participants

Gwendalyn Bender, Vaisala, Head of Solar Product Development
Edmée Kelsey, 3megawatt

Moderators

Christian Roselund, pv magazine, Editor

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Webinar Details

Description: The pressure on owners and operators of large PV projects to enhance the output and to reduce the cost of operations and maintenance has never been greater. Our first of three free webinars with global weather measurement and resource assessment provider Vaisala will give you practical ideas for improving asset management of existing plants, including opportunities to learn from best practices in solar asset management and discuss with experts how to provide smarter maintenance.

As part of this webinar Vaisala Head of Solar Product Development Gwendalyn Bender will give a tour of the use of resource data from real-time satellite datasets and ground stations to perform continuous performance checks. This will allow for preventative and proactive maintenance campaigns, rather than just adhering to a set schedule or waiting for something to break. Bender will also provide examples of how forecasting can be used to schedule maintenance events such as cleaning or snow removal on a cost/benefit basis.

Our co-presenter on this webinar is Edmée Kelsey from 3megawatt, a provider of solar asset management software that can utilize the resource data Vaisala is providing. Kelsay will explain how to integrate it with your production analysis and contract management, as well as providing examples of how asset management software can help streamline the operations business for better cost management.

The webinar is moderated by pv magazine editor Christian Roselund. It will include an opportunity to ask questions about meteorology and asset management, and questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window.