Schneider Electric Becomes First to Surpass 1 GW PV-Solar Service Milestone

The Solar Business of Schneider Electric, a global leader in solutions and services for the solar power conversion chain, is proud to announce that it reached a major milestone at the end of 2013 by surpassing over one GW of cumulated service contracts.

Schneider Electric becomes the first Solar Energy systems and solutions company to reach this milestone, securing its leadership position in the Utility scale segment.  This success was achieved thanks to customers who chose to partner with Schneider Electric for its best-in-class line of products and the associated long term equipment service, maintenance and client support available through the Schneider Electric Global Service Organization.

Schneider Electric can offer bankability and superior return on investments due to the combination of locally dedicated service teams, an integrated PV solutions offering and bestin- class monitoring and control system. A Schneider Electric service engineer is seen onsite at a PV Power Plant in Thailand. Schneider Electric’s comprehensive operations and maintenance services offering ranges from remote technical support to spare parts management to corrective and preventive maintenance of the complete balance of systems and fully leverages the advanced features of Conext Control, its PV plant monitoring and control system.

Conext Control delivers uniquely reliable, accurate and comprehensive data on one screen, under the complete Hypervision solution. This allows real-time PV power plant performance and availability reporting, combined with long term string ageing detection algorithms and soon available power forecasting capabilities.

This information is accessible by both asset managers and Schneider Electric operation and maintenance teams to ensure superior uptime and maximized energy generation.

By leveraging Schneider Electric’s vast presence around the world and the cumulative experience of its global solar team, Schneider Electric operations teams and service engineers have unrivalled expertise and access to broad resources to ensure clients achieve a higher and most secure return on investment.

Schneider Electric currently operates and services PV Power Plants in Europe, North America, India, Japan Thailand, South Africa and Chile,.

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company’s 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”

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