Best practices: Regional solar & wind contract management

There are many different types of contracts in the Renewable Energy industry. How can you best manage them if you have a variety of different structures in your portfolio that will accommodate different regions? First, let’s start off by defining some of these contracts that are used in the in US, Canada and the EU markets. Then we can look …

Optimized workflow for O&M providers

Every O&M provider needs to have solid workflow process to remain competitive in the market. An optimized process that ties everything together from start to finish will allow your company to deal with a heavy workload as efficiently as possible. Having the ability to scale up and down with your core team is essential to have long-term success. Here, we …

Top Criteria’s to consider when selecting asset management software

If you are in the market for asset management software, it is important that you make an informed decision when selecting a partner. All providers bring value to the table but asking the right questions during your evaluation process will help you with what you are trying to accomplish and even give you some new ideas to think about. Being …

Data-driven decision making in the Solar Industry

If you own or operate a solar plant, there are probably 3 questions that your organization ask regularly. Is my plant generating energy? What does the future of my plant look like? Am I leaving any money on the table? On the surface of it, solar energy production is very straight-forward, but take a step back and think about the …

How to increase renewable Investment performance by 3-4 % IRR

While attending the Solar Plaza Asset Management conference in Milan this year, we had the opportunity to hear a presentation on How to Optimise Investment Performance by Abid kazim, CEO at WiseEnergy and Investment Committee Board Member at NextEnergy Capital. This presentation was tailored for solar asset management and outlines some important strategies to optimize your portfolio and maximize returns. …

Top 5 challenges to overcome and scale your renewable energy development

Growth in the renewable energy sector is proliferating. 98 Gigawatts of solar PV capacity was installed in 2017 (REN21, 2018, p. 8). Renewables will account for 85% of global energy production by 2050 (DNV GL, 2017). As renewable energy portfolios and projects grow with the sector, the work involved in managing them scales too. Asset Management software can help automate …

Cost of asset management without automation

The table below calculates your annual soft costs from reporting and data management.  Soft costs are the costs associated with the time and effort to operate and manage solar deployment. In the first quarter of 2017, soft costs accounted for 68 percent of residential system costs, 59 percent for a commercial system, and 41 percent of a utility-scale system. …

Solarplaza Asia – May 24/25 2018

Attending the Solar Asset Management conference in Tokyo? Let’s Connect! Arbox offers the state of the art asset management software in the industry called Hap®, designed for owner & operators of solar facilities. We help our customers do more with less and enable them to maximize their bottom line. Contact: info @ arbox.com | Toll Free: 1.888.221.5644 Notice: JavaScript is …

Solarplaza North America – March 13/14 2018

Attending the Solar Asset Management conference in San Francisco? Let’s Connect! Arbox offers the state of the art asset management software in the industry called Hap®, designed for owner & operators of solar facilities. We help our customers do more with less and enable them to maximize their bottom line. Contact: info @ arbox.com | Toll Free: 1.888.221.5644 Notice: JavaScript …

Do Asset Managers Need CMMS?

Computerized Maintenance Management System is generally used by operations & maintenance providers (O&M) in the solar and wind industry. Asset management (AM) which is a large umbrella of responsibilities which include management of both technical and financial assets, often goes hand in hand with O&M. Given this overlap, let’s consider the question: how necessary is it for asset managers to …

Arbox & Emily Carr Partnership

Arbox is excited to work with Emily Carr University of Art and Design to deliver enriched user experience in the upcoming updated release of asset management software, Hap®. We will work closely with the university to research ways to create better user experience through intuitive software designs, layouts, organization, navigation, and colouring. We strive to make Hap’s operation as easy …