In recent years working around the UK and Ireland on utility scale solar farms we have commissioned and maintained over 200 solar PV plants from Cornwall to Scotland. Our teams even serviced the first over Mw site in the UK. Our tasks range from reactive maintenance, LV, HV, DC and communication to commissioning sites ready for energisation.
With our success and reputation on large utility solar PV plants we were being approached by asset owners on a commercial scale to check their systems, many of which were hugely underperforming and it was evident that we could assist to protect investments.
We researched the current remote monitoring market for the commercial scale and were confident that we could offer additional services to current offerings. During several of our engineers’ meetings we discussed that in order to keep these plants producing as originally designed we required a bespoke solution that is to our engineers’ needs, adoptable and affordable to the plant owner.
Working closely with our communication team in our development room at our offices in Grantham we built the first communication panel and with plenty of testing began extracting production information from the test solar PV plants with success.
‘Our company is built on our engineers, the ideas and development of the system has been from our experience and frustration servicing solar plants throughout the years. Should there be a fault on a plant the more information we can gain from the communication the quicker we can restore the plant to normal production. We are very proud of the journey so far and with the partnership with Edmundson Electrical will enable us to work together to protect investments through smart technology’
We commissioned our programmer to write the coding for what was required to report defects, smart lux control panels, ticketing to our engineers etc. We called the system ‘SHES Guard’, we completed the first beta testing and it was performing as initially designed.
Fast forward 18 months, we now have numerous connections around the UK with our SHES Guard panel reporting on a real time basis and engineers responding to site issues. We were approached by one of the largest electrical wholesalers Edmundson Electrical in the UK to supply our communication panels and services through their Greentech brand and look forward for the years to come.
Adrian Wild, Sales Manager of Edmndson Greentech Lincoln
“The SHES GUARD is an excellent product with fits perfectly into our companies Greentech brand which offers installers local stocks on a national level with 20 + specialist branches located across the uk offering a full Renewables solution with vast stocks available from stock including Solar Pv panels and mounting systems, inverters and all associated products, Air and Ground source heat pumps and wind turbines as well as our traditional Electrical Wholesale business Edmundson Greentech are able to offer our customers a total green energy solution with the inclusion of LED lighting.”