Coronal Energy, a leading North American IPP specialized in solar PV, has selected QOS Energy, an innovative independent software vendor specializing in data intelligence solutions for renewable energy assets, as its primary monitoring and performance analytics software partner. Coronal will benefit from the Qantum platform’s unique ability to aggregate data from all types of energy sources onto one single analytics platform to monitor its 353 MW solar asset portfolio.
Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, provides turnkey solar energy solutions tailored for diverse enterprise customers across North America, including utilities, corporations, and the public sector. The California-based IPP owns and manages a 353 MW operating project portfolio.
By aggregating all project data onto one platform, QOS Energy brings the twin benefits of improving the productivity, quality and the consistency of the asset management process.
“Before consolidating our O&M management with QOS Energy, we used to rely on as much as five different monitoring platforms”, explained Vania Mesrob, VP Asset Management of Coronal Energy. “That obviously generated a lot of unnecessary work for our performance team and created inconsistencies across our KPIs. Not only was it far too time consuming, it was also impossible to explore a portfolio-wide view or compare the performance of different projects as data was coming in five different formats. Unsurprisingly, our asset management team is very happy with this move”.
Coronal Energy’s asset management team worked with QOS Energy to tailor the platform to its specific needs and centralize data coming from multiple former DAS/SCADA systems in real-time. Thanks to QOS Energy’s hardware agnostic approach, they were able to onboard the 350 MW+ portfolio in less than 2 months. The end solution enables Coronal Energy to increase energy production and achieve a higher ROI. Going forward, Coronal will benefit from the high flexibility offered by the platform to continuously improve the monitoring environment, enrich incoming data and meet its evolving requirements.
Qantum’s cloud-based software suite features a complete set of customisable charts, dashboards, KPIs and alerts helping to gain a deeper understanding of the assets’ performance, thereby maximising operational performance. The platform also offers a fully integrated maintenance management system to help reduce downtime by streamlining maintenance workflows for large and complex renewable energy portfolios.
— Solar Builder magazine