Solar PV Operations & Maintenance – FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June, 2014 ( Solar Thermal Magazine ) – BlueNRGY, LLC, a global energy monitoring solutions provider, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Umbra Solar Services, a national Photovoltaic (PV) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) company that provides data monitoring, preventative and corrective maintenance, and site management services for PV systems.
With a history in distributed generation and centralized power plants that involve state, federal, IPP, and commercial customers, Umbra Solar Services will bring its renewable energy operations expertise to BlueNRGY in order in improve plant efficiencies and reduce operational costs for customers globally. In turn, Umbra Solar Services, operating as an independent O&M subsidiary of BlueNRGY, will continue to provide current and future O&M customers the same level of commitment to quality and services with the additional benefits of BlueNRGY’s industry-leading software platform, BlueNRGY Monitoring 2.0, which offers an unprecedented level of control and predictability to monitor solar power plants throughout the U.S.
“Our strategic union with BlueNRGY was a natural fit. Anytime you can reduce operational costs, provide increased services, and have a positive impact on site production makes for a very easy decision,” said Chris MacDonald, chief executive officer of Umbra Solar Services and now vice president of operations of BlueNRGY.
Together, we feel that we will accomplish all three and look forward to setting a new standard in the industry.
Mr. MacDonald will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of Umbra Solar Services and, in his role as vice president of operations, will manage BlueNRGY’s 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC) to optimize the reliability, safety and performance of renewable assets globally.
“The long history of first-rate performance that Umbra brings will strengthen our team,” said Emmanuel Cotrel, chief executive officer of BlueNRGY. “We’re pleased that we can now offer their extensive technical operations experience, high standards, and unmatched performance guarantee to solar asset owners across the country.”
About BlueNRGY, LLC
BlueNRGY, LLC is a global energy monitoring solutions provider, delivering an integrated solution consisting of web-based energy monitoring software and industrial grade data acquisition hardware for renewable energy power plants around the world. Founded in 2012, BlueNRGY, LLC is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with an engineering lab in Seattle, WA, and local presence in New York, NY, Paris, France, and Geneva, Switzerland.
About Umbra Solar Services
With a long history in the renewable energy industry, Umbra Solar Services is a Florida-based Photovoltaic (PV) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) company that provides a full range of solutions to customers across the U.S. and the Caribbean that ensures PV systems operate safely, reliably, and efficiently through preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance, and performance guarantees. Committed to keeping customers’ investments producing and exceeding expectations, Umbra delivers O&M plans that mitigate risks, ensures production predictability and increases revenue. For more information on Umbra, please visit www.umbrasolarservices.com.