meteocontrol GmbH has equipped six British solar parks belonging to BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH with its monitoring systems and put them into operation. 60 data loggers of the blue’Log X series help to ensure trouble-free operation and standards-compliant electricity feed-in. BayWa r.e. built the turnkey facilities with a total power capacity of around 130 MWp within six months. The company then worked with meteocontrol to connect them to the grid on schedule in March 2016.
meteocontrol provided the monitoring systems for the solar parks in Southern England and Wales as a turnkey solution. Based on comprehensive planning, each PV system was equipped with the necessary measuring technology in stations as well as pre-wired and fully assembled metrological control cabinets. meteocontrol installed a total of 60 data loggers from the innovative blue’Log X series. 30 meteocontrol stations are in place at the 30 MWp Rose & Crown free field system in Wisbech alone. Working on site, the PV specialists from Augsburg then put the monitoring systems into operation and thus ensured that the PV facilities were commissioned according to schedule.
“Finishing the solar parks on time allows us to gain accreditation for the ROC 1.3 program in Great Britain and once again demonstrates our competence as a quality-oriented project developer and general contractor,” said Matthias Taft, Energy Director at BayWa AG and Managing Director of BayWa r.e. “With meteocontrol as a dependable partner, the monitoring systems were installed and commissioned quickly and efficiently.” BayWa r.e. has taken on operation management for the six PV plants itself and thus oversees wind and solar parks producing around 440 MW in the UK.
For project developers, system operators and EPC companies, meteocontrol provides tailor-made monitoring solutions and a complete service from planning to commissioning. “This ensures cost-effectiveness and short project runtimes. In the end, our customers get everything from a single source,” explained Martin Schneider, Managing Director of meteocontrol. “However, the quality of our turnkey solution is even more important. The components are optimally matched to each other and ensure trouble-free operation and maximum yields in the long term. BayWa r.e. places highest demands on system components and system integration. We’re therefore delighted that meteocontrol was enlisted for these system projects in Great Britain,” said Martin Schneider.