Advanced Energy has partnered with AMEC to provide SiteGuard services for Colorado State University’s 2MW PV solar power plant located in Fort Collins, Colorado under a multi-year agreement. The new solar facility started producing power in December 2009 and will be fully commissioned in early 2010.
The SiteGuard program is designed to significantly increase uptime and reduce levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for entire PV solar array sites. The support program extends to all industry brands of inverters, modules and tracking equipment, and to the entire balance-of-system performance. The program includes SiteGuard O&M to reduce both operation and maintenance costs, as well as SiteGuard PM to manage preventative maintenance across the complete array.
Dr. Hans Betz, CEO of Advanced Energy said, “Customers can rely on one source, Advanced Energy, to provide the most comprehensive service offering and optimize the return on their investment. This agreement demonstrates our commitment to delivering solutions that reduce LCOE at customer sites as well as providing world-class services that span the complete lifecycle of those sites.”
“SiteGuard is gaining strong momentum with several successful site implementations over the past year. We will continue to leverage our global service expertise and infrastructure to help our customers achieve their goals,” he continued.
Tim Gelbar, president of AMEC’s Power and Process Americas business commented, “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Advanced Energy and look forward to delivering enhanced cost and performance efficiencies to our customer.”