Availability is key for successful PV projects

From on May 16, 2017 in Category Technology with 3 Comments


PV power plant projects are long-time investments that operators, owners and investors must be able to rely on. Only if the calculated yields are achieved the investment is a success. Emphasis is not only on energy yield but also on availability. In our interview Boris Wolff, Executive Vice President Business Unit Utility at SMA, explains how availability rates, OPEX and 1500V technology contribute to successful utility-scale PV projects.



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    Chris Kingsbury

    May 22, 2017 at 12:03

    Hi, I had 160 PV panels 40kw installed 1/2017 at my business. Only to have the installer/Distributor OMEGA GREENPOWER go into liquidation in April.
    I need some assistance to help me get in touch with the
    Australian Master Distributor to establish where to source
    Ongoing assistance & maintenance of the array.
    Also, I am unable to access the Sunny Portal app on my phone, as I do not recall the Name & Password and am no longer able to talk to the engineer.
    Can you assist ?

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      Jennifer Rößler

      May 22, 2017 at 13:00

      Hello Chris,

      please contact our Service Line Australia. They will help you and process your request.

      Kind regards, Jennifer

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    Frank B

    May 17, 2017 at 04:59

    Exactly right Dr. Wolff! Reliability is absolutely critical, especially with the trend towards lower and lower PPAs. The plant can only make an owner money when the electrons are flowing!

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