PV Monitoring – The Safest Way To Maximize YourPerformance And ProfitMarch 15th 2012Tashtiot ConferenceTel Aviv, IsraelAnd...
Agenda> meteocontrol Profile> Why PV System Monitoring?> How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit – Service Overview   ...
METEOCONTROL PROFILECore Competence                       meteocontrol is a leading provider                       of tech...
METEOCONTROL PROFILEAbout The Company + Meteocontrol worldwide                            4
METEOCONTROL PROFILEAbout The Company•   More than 30 years of industry know-how    in the field of renewable energy syste...
METEOCONTROL PROFILEIndependent Engineering During All Phases  Planning phase       Construction phase   Operations phase ...
METEOCONTROL PROFILEIndependent Engineering During All Phases  Planning phase              Construction phase   Operations...
METEOCONTROL PROFILEIndependent Engineering During All Phases  Planning phase              Construction phase          Ope...
METEOCONTROL PROFILEIndependent Engineering During All Phases  Planning phase              Construction phase          Ope...
METEOCONTROL PROFILEIndependent Engineering During All Phases  Planning phase              Construction phase          Ope...
Agenda> meteocontrol Profile> Why PV System Monitoring?> How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit – Service Overview   ...
WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Cause Of Yield Loss During All Phases Planning phase                            Construction phas...
WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Cause Of Yield Loss • Shadow • Reduced output of the                                 inverter   m...
WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Common Failure Sources                            Shadow     Dirt                             Hot...
WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Yield Loss Due To ShadingEffect of shading on MPP, e.g. chimney + even the shadowing of one cell ...
WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Yield Loss Due To Incorrect Installation•   Incorrect installation can lead to    failure and yie...
WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Yield Loss Compared To Number of Incidents                      60%                      50% rela...
WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?What Does Yield Loss Mean?Example: Small PV system with 6 kWpInverter defect:                    ...
WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?What Does Yield Loss Mean?Example: Medium PV system with 170 kWpShadowing:                       ...
WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Yield Difference Due To Quality Assurance                                      Plants without mon...
WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Increase Of Yield Through Professional OperationManagement    Percentage increase                ...
Agenda> meteocontrol Profile> Why PV System Monitoring?> How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit – Service Overview   ...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWVendor AuditsIs the module output really securein the long te...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWYield ReportsHigh-quality yield reports for minimalfinancial ...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWTechnical Due DiligenceTechnical advice from independent expe...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWConstruction SupervisionTaking the hassle out of PV installat...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWTechnical AcceptanceQuality assurance from independent expert...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWPlant RatingRating is a well known instrument from thefinanci...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWLive MonitoringProfessional live monitoring withsafer’Sun, le...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWmeteocontrol – Monitoring Product Portfolio                  ...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWHow safer‘Sun Works                                          ...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWsafer’Sun – Compatible With AllLeading Inverter Manufacturers...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWsafer’Sun Functionality  Portal in customer’s              Ha...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWVisualization Of All Facts•    All technical and business met...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWWEB´log – Power Control Function•     For plants over 100 kWp...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWVisualization Of All Facts                                   ...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWPortal In Customer’s Corporate Designmeteocontrol’s market-le...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWVCOM (Virtual Control Room)•    Optimized for large power pla...
How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWOperation ManagementSecuring return on investment withyield-d...
References             40
REFERENCESSelection Of International CustomersWho Rely On Meteocontrol                                       41
REFERENCESFinow – Industrial-Scale Park, 2011, 84.5 MWp                                                42
Thank you for your attentionmeteocontrol GmbHSpicherer Straße 48 | 86157 Augsburg | GermanyPhone +49 821 34666-0 | Fax +49...
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  1. 1. PV Monitoring – The Safest Way To Maximize YourPerformance And ProfitMarch 15th 2012Tashtiot ConferenceTel Aviv, IsraelAndreas StammbergerKey Account Manager International
  2. 2. Agenda> meteocontrol Profile> Why PV System Monitoring?> How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit – Service Overview 2
  3. 3. METEOCONTROL PROFILECore Competence meteocontrol is a leading provider of technology solutions across the full quality control spectrum for photovoltaic installations 3
  4. 4. METEOCONTROL PROFILEAbout The Company + Meteocontrol worldwide 4
  5. 5. METEOCONTROL PROFILEAbout The Company• More than 30 years of industry know-how in the field of renewable energy systems• Quality assurance in PV-projects with an invested capital of over 8 bn. EUR• 25,000 photovoltaic-systems with a total operating performance of 4.6 GWp• 110 employees worldwide• Market leader in the field of professional monitoring of PV systems 5
  6. 6. METEOCONTROL PROFILEIndependent Engineering During All Phases Planning phase Construction phase Operations phase Deconstruction 6
  7. 7. METEOCONTROL PROFILEIndependent Engineering During All Phases Planning phase Construction phase Operations phase Manufacturer auditing Yield report & consulting Deconstruction 7
  8. 8. METEOCONTROL PROFILEIndependent Engineering During All Phases Planning phase Construction phase Operations phase Manufacturer auditing Yield report & consulting Deconstruction Construction supervision Technical acceptance 8
  9. 9. METEOCONTROL PROFILEIndependent Engineering During All Phases Planning phase Construction phase Operations phase Technical Due Diligence Manufacturer auditing Yield report & consulting Deconstruction Construction supervision Technical acceptance 9
  10. 10. METEOCONTROL PROFILEIndependent Engineering During All Phases Planning phase Construction phase Operations phase Technical Due Diligence Manufacturer auditing Yield report & consulting Deconstruction Construction supervision Technical acceptance Monitoring of PV systems Operations management 10
  11. 11. Agenda> meteocontrol Profile> Why PV System Monitoring?> How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit – Service Overview 11
  12. 12. WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Cause Of Yield Loss During All Phases Planning phase Construction phase Operation phase An independent quality assurance identifies problems early, increases yield and secures the investments. 12
  13. 13. WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Cause Of Yield Loss • Shadow • Reduced output of the inverter modules • Dirt on modules • Degradation • Cabling • String failure solar modules monitoring • Inverter failure • Grid failure 13
  14. 14. WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Common Failure Sources Shadow Dirt Hotspot Fire 14
  15. 15. WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Yield Loss Due To ShadingEffect of shading on MPP, e.g. chimney + even the shadowing of one cell affects your yield 15
  16. 16. WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Yield Loss Due To Incorrect Installation• Incorrect installation can lead to failure and yield reduction 16
  17. 17. WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Yield Loss Compared To Number of Incidents 60% 50% relative frequency 40% Yield lost 30% 20% Number of Incidents 10% 0% + on average 5 serious incidents a year per system 17
  18. 18. WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?What Does Yield Loss Mean?Example: Small PV system with 6 kWpInverter defect: - 12.6 %Yield loss per year: - 306 EUR + professional monitoring pays off 18
  19. 19. WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?What Does Yield Loss Mean?Example: Medium PV system with 170 kWpShadowing: - 0.6 %Dirt on modules: - 5.0 %Module degridation: - 9.8 %Loss: - 15.4 %Yield loss per year: - 10,600 EUR + professional monitoring pays off 19
  20. 20. WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Yield Difference Due To Quality Assurance Plants without monitoring Plants with continued monitoring Mean PR: 81.4% Performance Ratio Mean PR: 75.8% Plants with crystalline modules in Germany in the year 2010, installed 2005- 2009 + Without monitoring up to 5 % yield loss 20
  21. 21. WHY PV SYSTEM MONITORING?Increase Of Yield Through Professional OperationManagement Percentage increase of yield Plant power + Monetary added value 21
  22. 22. Agenda> meteocontrol Profile> Why PV System Monitoring?> How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit – Service Overview 22
  23. 23. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWVendor AuditsIs the module output really securein the long term? • On-site appointment, production mode • Logging of product-relevant data • Evaluation of process flows • Scoping of action plan • Cooperation with WZL / Fraunhofer IPT + Real-life evaluation of quality level 23
  24. 24. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWYield ReportsHigh-quality yield reports for minimalfinancial risk: • Detailed analysis for entrepreneurs looking to deploy the latest technologies • Calculation models for new components • Access to Europe’s densest meteorological network • Precise yield forecast for the installation + Recognized by all banks and investors + Experience from projects with an investment value in excess of EUR 8 billion 24
  25. 25. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWTechnical Due DiligenceTechnical advice from independent experts: • Yield reports • Project audit (location, components, planning) • Technical terms of general contractor / EPC agreement (performance guarantees, etc.) • Technical terms of O&M agreement (guaranteed yield, etc.) • Performance checks + Solid technical foundation to support decision-making process 25
  26. 26. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWConstruction SupervisionTaking the hassle out of PV installation work: • Technical support/advice for the investor • On-site presence • Direct interface between investor and general contractor • Quality control during entire construction process • Identification and correction of defects prior to technical acceptance + Early detection of faults/problems to keep project on track 26
  27. 27. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWTechnical AcceptanceQuality assurance from independent experts: • Verification of project specifications • Verification and evaluation of vendor protocols • Visual check of all components • Detailed measurements on site (current-voltage characteristic, irradiation, etc) • Evaluation of outage risk + Fast, hassle-free commissioning 27
  28. 28. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWPlant RatingRating is a well known instrument from thefinancial sector • Enables an immediate overview over the outage risk of a PV plant • All phases of the PV plant are recognized • Round about 480 criterias are evaluated • Projects can be compared + Implementation of a new market standard 28
  29. 29. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWLive MonitoringProfessional live monitoring withsafer’Sun, leading PV portal: • Alarm management for early detection of faults • Detailed reports for transparent analysis • Virtual control tower for PV plants • Easy access on the move or from home • Compatible with all leading inverters + Intelligent solutions for optimum yield 29
  30. 30. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWmeteocontrol – Monitoring Product Portfolio HOME LINE INDUSTRIAL LINE A convenient monitoring system Extensive, modular monitoring system for owners of private PV systems for commercial PV systemsWEB`log WEB`log ProResidential safer`Sun WEB`log Comfort professional safer`Sun Public VCOM 30
  31. 31. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWHow safer‘Sun Works 31
  32. 32. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWsafer’Sun – Compatible With AllLeading Inverter Manufacturers 32
  33. 33. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWsafer’Sun Functionality Portal in customer’s Hardware management Alarm management Reporting Visualization of all facts corporate design 33
  34. 34. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWVisualization Of All Facts• All technical and business metrics are displayed• Easy-to-grasp views with tables and diagrams• Analyses can drill down on individual impact factors 34
  35. 35. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWWEB´log – Power Control Function• For plants over 100 kWp Ripple control signal• Power control by the utility e.g. 100 %, 60 %, 30 %, 0 % Utility Public grid• 1 WEB´log operates as master Inverter• Deactivation of alarms• Report on the feed-in reduction• Detailed reporting safer´Sun Internet portal• No additional hardware required for Master Report about the active power reduction functionality feed-in reduction 35
  36. 36. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWVisualization Of All Facts 36
  37. 37. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWPortal In Customer’s Corporate Designmeteocontrol’s market-leading know-howand technology can also be packaged inyour own corporate design:• Portal can be integrated in your own communication platform• Result is a stronger perception of your brand among your customer 37
  38. 38. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWVCOM (Virtual Control Room)• Optimized for large power plants• New visualization options and structure• Ticket system• New document management system• Service scheduling• Session management• Control cockpit 38
  39. 39. How To Maximize Your Performance And Profit –SERVICE OVERVIEWOperation ManagementSecuring return on investment withyield-driven PV operations management: • Monthly investor reports • Rapid response in the event of an outage • Maintenance and repairs • Organization and documentation of maintenance and repairs • On-site visits (optional) + Operations management in expert hands 39
  40. 40. References 40
  41. 41. REFERENCESSelection Of International CustomersWho Rely On Meteocontrol 41
  42. 42. REFERENCESFinow – Industrial-Scale Park, 2011, 84.5 MWp 42
  43. 43. Thank you for your attentionmeteocontrol GmbHSpicherer Straße 48 | 86157 Augsburg | GermanyPhone +49 821 34666-0 | Fax +49 821 34666-11E-mail info@meteocontrol.com | Web www.meteocontrol.comIntellectual property rights:Copyright meteocontrol, Augsburg (Germany). All rights reserved. Text, images, graphic arts and their layout are subject to intellectual property rights and other protective provisions. They must not be copied for commercial purposes, nor must they be distributed, changed or made available to third parties, without prior consent by meteocontrol GmbH. We explicitly point out that images are in part subject to third parties‘ intellectual property rights. 43

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