PV analytics company Raptor Maps and renewable monitoring provider GreenPowerMonitor are integrating their data and software platforms to offer new kind of solar O&M service. Combined, Raptor Maps and GreenPowerMonitor can localize inverter, combiner, and pyranometer data to the correct geospatial position on a solar farm, making it accessible via a digital twin.
This can yield immediate assessments into how the physical conditions of modules impact power production, all ready for analysis alongside maintenance and inspection data. The concept will be launched on a portfolio overseen by EV Solar, a full-service engineering, EPC, and O&M firm.
“We’re pleased to be bringing together two critical data sources that we use to run our assets and we look forward to doing more with GreenPowerMonitor and Raptor Maps,” says Manuel Folgado, the CEO of EV Solar.
“EV Solar is a forward-looking organization that is scaling quickly, and we are partnering with Raptor Maps to enable this solution for them and the other 60GW of solar and wind customers in our portfolio,” explains Juan Carlos Arévalo, CEO and cofounder of GreenPowerMonitor, a DNV company.
“The integration of sensor data in the GreenPowerMonitor platform with inspection analytics in the Raptor Maps platform creates tighter correlation between maintenance and performance,” notes Raptor Maps CEO and cofounder Nikhil Vadhavkar, adding that aerial inspection data for 40 EV Solar sites are stored within the Raptor Solar platform. “By incorporating and learning from this data, EV Solar is showing us what the future of solar asset management will look like.”
— Solar Builder magazine