Augsburg/Leini, 07/13/2017 – The monitoring systems made by meteocontrol GmbH have just achieved their next success: The Italian company TGE S.r.l. is now using the VCOM monitoring portal to control its 102 photovoltaic systems. The O&M provider also plans to integrate other existing systems into the latest portal solution and to equip new systems with meteocontrol hardware and software for its customers. TGE currently manages 102 photovoltaic systems with an installed output of about 17,000 kWp under an O&M agreement. To create the most efficient monitoring system possible, the technical operational manager decided to combine all of the solar systems in the VCOM monitoring portal. “Thanks to our long working relationship with meteocontrol, our choice was obvious: We would switch from the previous system to the latest portal solution offered by meteocontrol,” said Davide Forastiere, the Technical Director of TGE. Regardless of their size, components or monitoring systems, solar systems can be integrated with VCOM’s help. Because of this, TGE is planning to add 15 other existing systems to the platform. “The uniform monitoring solution enables us to monitor the entire system portfolio at once and integrate existing or new systems into the portal,” Davide Forastiere said. “The operation management is now much more efficient, and we get the maximum energy yield for our customers.”
VCOM conducts comprehensive analyses and provides overviews that facilitate direct comparison of solar systems in a portfolio. “With the help of a sophisticated alarm system, operation management can react to malfunctions very quickly as well as uncover problems that could result in permanent yield losses,” said Martin Schneider, the Managing Director of meteocontrol, in outlining the strengths of the remote monitoring system. “Our goal is to provide our customers with a portal that is always state of the art. In our efforts to achieve this goal, we are implementing new software features each month and installing the latest security updates to meet all requirements in terms of data security.”
Both companies are looking forward to the intense working relationship. “With meteocontrol, we have a partner who offers mature product solutions we can trust,” said Davide Forastiere of TGE. “One thing in particular is useful: The local support of meteocontrol Italia.” In addition to O&M services, TGE plans and erects solar systems. The company plans to equip 25 new PV plants with the meteocontrol monitoring system, consisting of data loggers from the blue’Log X series and the VCOM monitoring portal.
TGE S.r.l. is a company specialized in the technical management of PV plants in the commercial and industrial segments. TGE SRL can provide the full range of services, from the design and setup to the optimization of the existing plants thanks to a team of very skilled technicians and engineers, with a 10 years experience in PV field. TGE’s winning point is the high reacting to the market changes combined with a strong technical knowledge and the ability to ensure high quality in the construction phase and high performances during the lifecycle of the plant.
meteocontrol, EU headquarter based in Augsburg, Germany and APMEA headquarter based in Shanghai (China), with offices and branches in Lyon (France), Madrid (Spain), Milan (Italy) and Chicago (U.S.A.) offers energy and weather data management, yield reports, quality audits and technical due diligence as well as monitoring of PV systems of all sizes. meteocontrol has more than 40 years of expertise in renewable energy systems and has so far been involved in projects with a total investment volume of more than 13 billion Euros. In addition, meteocontrol is the market leader for professional remote monitoring of PV systems. meteocontrol monitors around 43,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 12 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.