High-tech "Made in Berlin" chosen to monitor UK solar farm

Berlin, Germany, (PresseBox) - skytron® energy has successfully commissioned its monitoring, control and supervision system installed in one of UK's largest ground-mounted photovoltaic power plants, the Kencot Hill Solar Farm. The monitoring technology of the Berlin-based company ensures trouble-free operation and enhanced performance of the solar power plant in Oxfordshire. With a total capacity of 37 MWp and an annual power generation of 36 Mio. kWh, the Kencot Hill Solar Farm will provide clean energy for more than 10.000 UK households.

Conergy UK Ltd was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the plant and is responsible for its ongoing operation and maintenance (O&M). For this Conergy relies on the complete and proven monitoring, control and supervision system of skytron energy. With its modular design, including intelligent combiner boxes for DC distribution, weather condition monitoring and a special on-site server, the system is able to monitor and record all performance characteristics of the plant and store the data in local data loggers.

"Conergy will be handling the management of the Kencot plant as part of our international O&M business, and we were looking for a high-performance monitoring technology. We were attracted both by skytron energy's precision string current measurement system, and the quality of their components which are built to last", says Robert Goss, Managing Director of Conergy UK.

Kencot Hill Solar Farm was constructed on a former RAF airfield in only five months. Pre-commissioning and on-site commissioning of the complete monitoring system was carried out by skytron energy's own commissioning engineers and successfully completed recently.

"At skytron energy we are committed to provide customers with best possible O&M solutions because we know plant owners value high-quality data", says Stefan Degener, Managing Director of skytron energy. "We are constantly working on improving our technology, so our customers can be ahead of coming changes and developments. In this context, we recently launched a new tool that ensures optimized performance and enhanced market integration of solar plants specifically under the new Contracts-for-Difference (CfD) trading scheme in the UK."

skytron energy GmbH

skytron energy has been developing integrated monitoring, control and supervision systems since 1977. Now one of the leading suppliers in the industry, specializing in utility-scale and commercial power plants, it has installed monitoring and control systems in more than 600 plants with a total capacity of 5 GWp. The company's core competencies are plant condition monitoring, power plant control, remote plant supervision, system migration of existing power plants, operation & maintenance, and PV asset management. skytron energy is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. As a technology leader, skytron energy has received a number of prestigious awards, such as the highly coveted InterSolar Award for the "PVGuard" Supervision Platform and for the "StringGuard" string current measurement system.

For further information please visit www.skytron-energy.com

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