U.S.-based Alencon Systems LLC and Alteso formed a strategic cooperation for improving the performance of utility-scale PV power plants. The cooperation agreement brings together two industry leaders focused on the enhanced performance of already installed PV assets.

  • Alencon’s String Power Optimizers and Transmitters (SPOTs) are the most powerful DC-DC optimizers for utility scale PV applications found on the market today.
  • Alteso’s performance improvement approach for PV power plants uses advanced data analysis, namely the Performance Efficiency Acceleration Key technology (PEAK). PEAK is unique and detects the hidden value of operating PV assets at a minimum cost and on top of the monitoring software.
  • Alencon’s SPOTs and central inverters (Grid Inverter Package – GrIP) constitutes a potential hardware solution for sustainable improvement measures identified by PEAK. It confirms the ideal combination of Alteso’s PEAK technology and Alencon’s hardware products.

“Alteso considers the strategic cooperation with Alencon as a further step in maximizing Alteso’s technical excellence and solution-focused approach. After identifying and defining the improvement measures using our PEAK we are able to offer our customers suitable hardware solutions from Alencon in order to realize the improvement potential.” said Günter Maier, Chief Operating Officer of Alteso.

“Alencon is excited to have the opportunity to partner with a true market leader in PV plant optimization such as Alteso” said Hanan Fishman, Alencon’s President. “As PV continued to make up a greater and greater share of our energy supply, it will be critical that the existing PV capacity already in place in performing to maximum potential. Alteso and Alencon are two organizations firmly committed not just expanding PV’s use but also to assuring our existing PV resources are performing optimally.”

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Alteso manages several hundred MW of plants on behalf of its clients providing asset management, consulting services on supervision and analysis of technical performance, claim management and supply chain services, financial services, and reporting. Alteso is the leading specialist for advanced PV monitoring data analysis and performance improvement (using the Performance Efficiency Acceleration Key technology – PEAK), supporting asset managers, owners and O&M companies in maximizing their output while minimizing costs.

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Alencon’s utility scale DC to DC optimizers and central inverters allow more energy to be harvested while driving down the overall Balance of Systems (BoS) cost of a utility scale solar installation. Alencon’s products feature the remarkable PV-IoT software platform called VIEWS that allows utility scale PV operators to achieve unprecedentedly granular monitoring and virtual reality display of a PV installation to assure all aspects of the system are running at peak efficiency. When used in combination, Alencon’s DC-DC optimizers, central inverters and plant monitoring software deliver the utility-scale PV plant topology of tomorrow today.