Raising Power GmbH recently announced that it is taking over the operation and management of Schipkau solar park in the German state of Brandenburg. The solar park, which is currently under construction, was acquired by the Trianel Erneuerbare Energien GmbH & Co. KG (TEE) in February 2016. Trianel has hired Raising Power GmbH, an independent operator of photovoltaic (PV) systems based in Augsburg, to manage the technical maintenance, operation and management of the 10-megawatt solar park.
Raising Power is an independent operator of photovoltaic systems that currently manages a worldwide portfolio of roughly 500 megawatts. “We are looking forward to building our relationship with Trianel. By implementing our comprehensive package of technical services we will ensure trouble-free operation of the Schipkau solar park and maximize power output,” said Raising Power’s Managing Director, Michèle Rascher.
Trianel: A strong partner engaged in developing free field PV systems
The solar park in Schipkau is the first stage of collaboration between of Trianel and Raising Power. The solar park is being built by Solarwerke-Beteiligungsgesellschaft on a 20-hectare area in Oberspreewald-Lausitz County and, according to current forecasts, it will feed roughly 10 million kilowatt-hours of electricity into the power grid every year. “Having a reliable operation manager like Raising Power at our side is hugely important to us. Only professionally monitored and optimally maintained PV systems produce the expected output and are profitable over the long term,” said Andreas Lemke, Head of Decentralized Energy Systems at Trianel. Together with roughly 40 municipal utilities, Trianel plans to invest about 500 million euros into wind and solar energy production. The company plans to accumulate a portfolio of 275 megawatts in onshore wind parks and PV power plants by the end of 2018. To achieve this goal, Trianel will develop new power plants as well as acquire existing ones.
Optimized system performance through monitoring in Augsburg control center
To ensure continuous operation, Raising Power monitors all the PV systems in its portfolio from its control center in Augsburg. When a malfunction occurs, the experienced operation management team coordinates with the necessary technicians and handles repairs with extremely short response times. The company also performs scheduled maintenance activities to ensure seamless power production. “We generate reliable yield forecasts for each system and compare these with the actual power production data. This allows us to identify problems in advance, prevent shortfalls, and maximize the yield,” explained Dirk Stahf, Raising Power’s Managing Director. As an independent service provider, Raising Power can be completely objective. “We maximize the output of PV systems by identifying weaknesses and replacing faulty or inferior parts, irrespective of the interests of suppliers or installers of the various components,” continued Mr. Stahf.