Megawatt-Scale PV O&M and Asset Management: Services, Markets and Competitors 2014-2018

by Cedric Brehaut

PV Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and Asset Management (AM) are technical, administrative and financial activities essential to the performance of a PV power plant as a financial asset. The global market for megawatt-scale O&M will surpass 88 GW by the end of 2014, and is expected to almost triple by 2018, driven predominantly by China, the U.S. and Japan.

The competitive landscape of the PV O&M market is country specific, with different firms leading in each of the top solar markets. Price and service tend to also vary across geographies, with variations as high as 100% between low-price markets like the U.S. and higher-price markets like Italy. The report segments vendors into five categories and maps out the competitive landscape globally and by country.

FIGURE: Global Megawatt-scale PV O&M Competitive Landscape Overview

Source: GTM Research

This 258-page report covers operations and maintenance (O&M) service levels and price ranges for seven key PV countries, a global (with a focus on European and North American providers) and country-specific competitive landscape analysis, current market size and forecasting to 2018 for thirteen countries, and analysis of PV O&M activities, constraints and strategies. It has been expanded this year to include asset management (AM) market landscapes, services, strategies, and cost factors. Additionally, the report profiles 60 vendors across continents whose aggregated O&M fleet currently surpasses 24GW, and features a new vendor comparison table presenting the O&M and AM services as well as in/out-sourcing policies of these vendors.

Markets analyzed include: Germany, Italy, Spain, France, U.K., U.S., Canada, China, India, Japan, Chile, Thailand, South Africa

Companies profiled in the report include: 9REN | ABB | Actensys | Alectris | Averdung Betriebsführung | BELECTRIC Services International | Bester Generación | Building Energy | Capital Stage Solar Service | EDF Renewable Services | ENcome Energy Performance | Enel Green Power | Enerparc | Enerqos | First Solar | Geico Lender | GenSun | Global Energy Services | GOLDBECK Solar | Gransolar | Greensolver | Greentech | Grupotec Renewables | IBC Solar | Ingeteam Service | KBE Energy | Kenergia Sviluppo | Lightsource Renewable Energy | M+W Group | Martifer Solar | MaxGen Energy Services | meteocontrol | Next Phase Solar | NRG Renew | Power Factors | Progetti International | Project Quality 4t2 | QE Solar | Radian Generation | S.A.G. Solarstrom | Saferay Operations | Schneider Electric | SEAG Service | Skytron Energy | Solaire Direct | Solarig O&M | Solarpack Corporacion Tecnologica | Solarrus Corporation | SOLON Group | Suncycle | SunEdison | SunPower | Swinerton Renewable Energy | Sybac Service | TOPS Energy | True South Renewables | Umbra Solar Services | Urbasolar | Vector Cuatro | WiseEnergy

Other companies covered include: Anesco | BayWa r.e. Operation Services | Conergy | Dalkia Solar | Duke Energy Renewables | EDP Renovaveis | E.ON | Enerray | Enovos | Esapro | Fotowatio S.L. | Gestamp Solar | Gildemeister Energy Solutions | juwi | Kaiserwetter | Orta Solar | Quadran | Ravano GreenPower | RTR Energy | Silverstone Green Energy | SMA | Solarparc | Stern Energy | Terna | T-Solar | Wattner Energie


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Cedric Brehaut Executive Consultant

Cedric Brehaut is an independent business consultant in solar photovoltaic (PV) performance monitoring and analytics, operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset management, and the author of the industry’s most comprehensive market reports on these domains. Since he founded SOLICHAMBA in 2011, Brehaut has been providing strategic consulting services to many solar industry leaders and served as a reviewer for the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Incubator grant applications.

A recognized domain expert, Brehaut is commonly quoted in renewable energy media around the world, such as Greentech Media (U.S.), PV Magazine (Germany and U.S.), Photovoltaik (Germany), PV Insider and PV Tech (U.K.), and QualEnergia (Italy). Brehaut also frequently speaks at industry conferences such as Solar Asset Management (Europe and North America), GTM Solar Summit, Intersolar, PV O&M USA, and Solar Power Asset Management and Performance.

Cedric practices martial arts and enjoys traveling. Born in France and now living in San Francisco with his wife and two young children, he speaks English, French and Spanish.

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