Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of a new suite of services tailored for every stage of a solar power plant’s life cycle, from planning and design to build and support. The services will be provided through Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems team, one of the industry’s largest field service organizations, dedicated to supporting the reliability and uptime of renewable energy plants.
“Our new solar services can simplify nearly every phase of plant ownership to make sustainable energy generation a reality,” said Bill Miller, global marketing director for Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems. “Regardless of size or application, our expert team can design and maintain solar power systems from panel to grid to help maximize performance and return on investment.”
Field engineers can complete turnkey installation of solar installations – providing comprehensive inspection and benchmarking of solar power components as well as advanced system inspection, maintenance and testing.
The service portfolio also includes the inspection, certification and supply of monitoring systems that can allow the holder of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to proactively monitor their solar power generation assets and help maximize return on investment. Existing systems can greatly benefit from Eaton retro commissioning, a service that can modernize aging sites and implement system monitoring to maximize harvest and operational reliability. Retro commissioning also applies to sites being sold, transferred or purchased to ensure full disclosure of existing site performance and maximizing future solar energy generation.
Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems division performs energy-focused engineering, construction, and consulting services for a wide range of market segments, including government, health care, education, utilities, commercial, industrial and other institutional facilities. Eaton provides a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system’s lifecycle, including design, build and support. To learn more, visit www.eaton.com/eess.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
— Solar Builder magazine