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The Benefits of A Comprehensive Solar Services Provider

An examination of the solar asset management (AM) and operations and maintenance (O&M) sectors in the United States reveals a mix of service providers and approaches. Some independent power producers, utilities, and other asset owners manage their holdings or operate and maintain their systems themselves, while others outsource part or all of the responsibility to … Continue reading The Benefits of A Comprehensive Solar Services Provider

Solar Plant Optimization and Financial Returns Through Asset Performance Management

The influx of outside investors seeking to maximize profits in an industry with freefalling panel prices, non-standard PPAs, and fluctuating O&M costs has given rise to the importance of Asset Performance Management (APM) in preserving owner ROI. Simply put, APM’s fundamental goal is to collect and analyze performance data and integrate this information into PV … Continue reading Solar Plant Optimization and Financial Returns Through Asset Performance Management

Expect the Unexpected: The Value of Asset Backup Servicing

As solar energy generation becomes mainstream and matures as an asset class, backup servicing has become increasingly commonplace among solar owners, investors, financiers, and other stakeholders as a way to safeguard assets and mitigate financial risk. Other mainstream industries where backup services provide protection for asset classes include mortgages, automobile financing, and student loans. Recent … Continue reading Expect the Unexpected: The Value of Asset Backup Servicing

Bay4 Solar Asset Management Conference Presentation to Focus on Importance of Accurate Communications and Integrated Data Acquisition Systems

With respect to William Shakespeare, to roll or not to roll (a truck), that is the question for solar O&M and asset managers when an alarm lights on a computer monitor. It’s a complicated decision with many factors, especially cost, but the situation can become even more problematic when a solar project’s software, site sensor, … Continue reading Bay4 Solar Asset Management Conference Presentation to Focus on Importance of Accurate Communications and Integrated Data Acquisition Systems

Some Thoughts on 2017 Trends in Asset Management and O&M by Bay4 Energy

As we enter a new year in the renewables industry, we can expect to see a few key emerging trends that will affect current or future renewable assets owners. Here are our thoughts on a few of the more prominent trends and how they might shape client portfolios in 2017. APM Trend #1: O&M Cost … Continue reading Some Thoughts on 2017 Trends in Asset Management and O&M by Bay4 Energy

Season’s Greetings and Final Thoughts for 2016

Dear Bay4 Energy friends and colleagues, For our last APM Chronicle post of the year, I not only want to wish everyone warm holiday greetings and a Happy New Year, but to also look back at all that we’ve accomplished together in 2016. First, we can surely celebrate 2016 as a tremendous success for utility … Continue reading Season’s Greetings and Final Thoughts for 2016

What is Asset Performance Management?

In this post, we explore what separates asset performance management from AM (and O&M), the road ahead for asset performance management, and how Bay4 Energy is leading the way in delivering higher ROI through intelligent performance management. Below is a recent conversation between Dennis W. Odden, President of Bay4 Energy Services and Jim Porco, Bay4 … Continue reading What is Asset Performance Management?

Welcome to the Bay4 APM Chronicle

On behalf of the entire Bay4 Energy team, I’d like to welcome you to the APM Chronicle, our Asset Performance Management (APM) blog. Our vision for Bay4’s APM Chronicle is to foster deeper discussions about asset management and, help solar asset owners, developers and investors discover new ideas and best practices for project optimization. We … Continue reading Welcome to the Bay4 APM Chronicle