Wind farm asset management – involvement and reward!

Last time I provided an introduction to Wind Farm Asset Management (AM) and related costs so now we can move along to the next logical step….how to target cost savings. In order to maximise profits a wind farm owner must consider 1) what involvement they should have when managing their assets and 2) what stage […]

Solar Insight 2: Plant Layout

Solar PV Plant Layout for best Performance and Profitability Optimum system configuration and layout design are essential to achieve successful long-term operation and targeted returns on investments. Achieving the best performance of a Solar PV System is challenging and requires detailed modelling and design by experienced professionals. Based on Forte Renewables´ experience, this Insight will […]

Solar Insight 1: Technologies

Solar PV Panel

Selecting Best Solar PV Technologies Today To Mitigate Production Losses Tomorrow Preamble: Investors’ Solar PV Technology Challenge Since most large Utility Scale PV Systems (50MWp plus) have not completed their lifetime, it has been investors´ challenge to decide which technologies will satisfy their performance requirements and achieve expected ROI. In this Insight series we provide […]

Solar Insight 3: Inverters

Selecting Best Solar PV Technologies Today To Mitigate Production Losses Tomorrow Selecting the most effective Solar PV System configuration for best long term financial results requires the optimum combination of PV Modules, Solar Inverters and Tracking Systems. With this insight, we will discuss some aspects to be considered in the selection and configuration of Solar […]

Time to Embrace the Drone for Wind Farm Development?

The recent Consumer Electronics Show in Los Vegas showcased Segway mounted electronic butlers, virtual reality headsets and the latest electric supercars. Not to be left out of the fun I thought it’s time to see if wind farm development needs an electronic shake up and if its time to embrace a favourite man-toy: the Drone. […]

Wind Farm Engineering– Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Pay More!

How can wind farm developers achieve best in class project CAPEX costs? Similar to the strategy for achieving OPEX savings*, significant client involvement is needed; this time in the development and construction processes. Simply put – put the correct structure in place and savings will follow. Developer Involvement There are 3 principal involvement choices: 1) Passive (Financial […]

Wind farm asset management – it’s not that complicated

If you are an experienced Wind Farm Operator successfully managing a portfolio of wind farms then you can skip this article. However, if like the silent majority of people involved in the wind industry, who are confused by the terminology used, when discussing operating wind farms then read on because perhaps I can remove some […]