Solar PV industry leaders Draker and True South Renewables, Inc. (TSR) recently announced they have formed a partnership to jointly market and deliver a revolutionary operations and maintenance (O&M) solution for commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) sites. The companies’ integrated O&M, monitoring, analytics, and asset management solution eliminates substantial operating risks for solar asset owners by combining Draker’s Clarity DC and AC analytics with TSR’s O&M services, including both preventive and corrective maintenance. Additionally, the partnership will automate and optimize the dispatch of technical field personnel.
“By combining Draker’s industry-leading panel-to-grid (P2G) monitoring, analytics, and diagnostics capabilities with TSR’s technical expertise, proactive O&M philosophy and nationwide reach, we are together able to create a truly groundbreaking solution for our customers,” said Chach Curtis, Draker CEO.
Draker’s Clarity DC system and Intelligent Array software will be used by the Draker/TSR team to identify and troubleshoot DC and AC sources of energy losses, and to prioritize and track completion of O&M tasks to ensure maximum system output.
“Our customers are seeking certainty of financial returns from their investments in solar PV assets,” said Rue Phillips, CEO of True South Renewables. In July, TSR introduced Total Care, an insured service maintenance warranty that financially guarantees the system’s performance ratio. “By partnering with Draker to offer total automation and integration between the monitoring technology and the O&M component, we eliminate further uncertainty stemming from corrective and preventive maintenance costs.”
The integrated asset management solution will be immediately available for customer sites in the United States and will be available in Canada and elsewhere in 2013.