Colorado, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Advanced Energy Industries Inc. announced that engineering and project management company AMEC has engaged Advanced Energy for a multi-year agreement to provide SiteGuard services for Colorado State University’s new, 2-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic plant located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The new solar facility started producing power in early December and is expected to be fully commissioned in early 2010 AMEC said.
The company’s innovative 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 manage operations and maintenance, as well as SiteGuard PM to manage preventative maintenance across the complete array.
“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,” said Dr. Hans Betz, CEO of Advanced Energy.