ESA Renewables Enters Into Four Solar Operations and Maintenance Agreements
Turnkey solar solutions provider brings effective monitoring technology and years of power plant operation experience to the equation
Lake Mary, FL., December 20, 2011 – ESA Renewables, (ESA), a leading turnkey solar solutions provider, announced it has entered into four separate multi-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contracts. According to the terms of the contract, ESA will operate, maintain and monitor four solar farms in North Carolina. The solar energy generating systems generate a total of four megawatts of solar power. All services are being provided via ESA Renewables’ Hayesville, North Carolina office.
A lead engineer and other O&M technicians will utilize ESA’s proprietary monitoring system which has been installed on each solar array to ensure maximum performance, reduce system downtime, and make informed decisions as to O&M services. ESA’s employees are also factory authorized and qualified to install and service Advanced Energy’s inverters which were used in the initial construction of the solar farm.
“ESA is proud to have designed and engineered a renewable energy technology that is an ideal O&M solution to maximizing energy generation,” Jeffrey Burkett, President of ESA Renewables. “We look forward to integrating our technology on many other renewable energy power plants in the near future for effective monitoring and control.”
ESA’s proprietary Monitoring System provides a simplified, centralized, reliable and secure data management system which allows for maximum energy production. This turn-key industrial solution grants immediate access, from anywhere in the world, to pertinent, real-time and historic data including energy balances, display data loggers, power curves and astrological data. ESA’s Monitoring System also provides automatic, fault alerts to system managers allowing for quick response and minimal operational losses.
The four O&M agreements are for solar farms located in southwestern North Carolina, in and around the town of Murphy. They include:
• The Murphy Solar Farm, is approximately eight acres in size and consists of 4,298 ground-mounted solar panels. The solar installation is located on the grounds of the Martins Creek Elementary School in Murphy.
• The Wingate Solar Farm, also located in Murphy, NC consists of 4,340 solar panel. This solar project has been installed on a tract of land which is approximately seven acres in size.
• The Culberson Solar Farm is located on approximately five acres, and is composed of over 3,400 solar panels.
• The Holiness Solar Farm consists of 4,242 solar panels and is located on approximately nine acres.
“These four maintenance agreements, as well as the initial EPC contracts, demonstrate the confidence that asset managers have placed in both ESA’s proven ability to successfully see projects through to completion and in our proprietary monitoring system as a viable renewable energy power plant management tool,” continued Burkett.
About ESA Renewables, LLC:
ESA Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the industry providing turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of over 475 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. ESA’s scope of services includes financing, engineering, construction, testing and operation and maintenance. With headquarters in Castellon Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, France and Italy. For more information about ESA Renewables projects, please visit http://www.esarenewables.com or call 407-268-6455 for more information about the companies capabilities.
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