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ENcome participates in research of potential-induced degradation (PID)

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (17.12.2014): Potential-induced degradation (PID) is becoming a progressively virulent problem for the photovoltaics industry. It is a burden for module producers due to increasing PID-related warranty claims, but also for power plant owners due to the high level of insolvencies and strategic realignments of many manufacturers, leaving their claims uncovered. Research to date has been largely focusing on understanding the technical details of the effect rather than its predictability. ENcome Energy Performance is collaborating in upcoming projects to investigate the factors leading to PID even better, allowing plant owners to test their plants at a stage where the...

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ENcome welcomes the upcoming consolidation on the O&M market

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (09.12.2014): ENcome welcomes the upcoming consolidation on the European market for the technical O&M („Operations & Maintenance“) of PV installations. In the recent months a clear tendency is observable at many large PV power plants, to reduce the number of different O&M providers. Investors especially emphasise on the necessary critical size of the operator as well as its international setup. By using economies of scale and complexity reduction also operative costs (“OpEx”) throughout the plant operation can be optimized. Further challenges result from the integrity of interfaces, for example direct marketing.

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ENcome provides optimized anti-theft protection for PV installations

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (01.12.2014): Across Europe intrusions in PV installations are significantly increasing recently. Offenders do not only steal cables or components, they also cause significant damage due to vandalism. This leads to the fact that numerous insurance companies either increase premiums and retentions or exclude theft from the insurance cover. A professional two-stage security system is the prerequisite for an efficient counter-strategy. However, in case of intrusion also an optimized process is crucial. ENcome operates several PV installations in regions with a high risk of thefts. So far, in spite of an increasing number of theft attempts no serious damage could be...

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ENcome takes over technical operation of 4 PV power plants in Italy within 24 hours

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (18.11.2014): ENcome takes over technical O&M („Operations & Maintenance“) and monitoring of additional 4 PV installations in Italy. The take-over from the current O&M provider was successfully finished within 24 hours. This transaction once more underlines that a short-term take-over of O&M contracts is feasible supposing a foresighted project management. The contracting investor strives a consolidation of all O&M providers to reduce complexity and minimize operational expenditures (OpEx) of plant operation through economies of scale. In the selection process ENcome convinced with its high-quality constructor and manufacturer independent services as well as with its...

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ENcome develops optimized evaluation of IR-pictures

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (12.11.2014): Together with the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and OFI Technologie & Innovation GmbH ENcome searches in the field of long-term behaviour of photovoltaic installations within the project called PAMINA. The major project aim is the development of methods used for the systematic diagnosis of PV power plants with the help of Infrared-thermography (IR). The new analytic methods are planned to be used starting with 2015.

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ENcome takes over Operation&Maintenance of 41 PV power plants for a European Investor

- PV-plants are located in Italy, France and Belgium and have a total capacity of 15 MWp - Investor prefers constructor and manufacturer independent plant operator - One single monitoring solution for the complete plant portfolio

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ENcome becomes PRIMUS-Partner for SolarLog

ENcome will support SolarLog in planning, designing, installing and maintaining of SolarLog monitoring systems at PV installation of all sizes.

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ENcome acquires a stake in kWh+ Solar Service GmbH to expand its businesses in Germany

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee/Frankfurt am Main (06.10.2014) –ENcome Energy Performance GmbH, a leading Pan-European service provider for the technical operation of photovoltaic installations, takes over a majority stake of kWh+ Solar Service GmbH. The objective is to further establish business in Germany. ENcome now operates more than 200 MWp assets under management. The service portfolio focusses on the technical operation (“Operation and Maintenance”), reconditioning as well as consultancy services for investors, banks and insurances. In parallel SolarKapital increases its stake in ENcome to nearly 50%. SolarKapital together with the Management aims to keep ENcome’s strong level of business...

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Certified quality of ENcome Energy Performance GmbH

Since mid-June ENcome is officially registered and certified by Quality Austria according to the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 certificate (Quality Management System)

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Professional plant monitoring at the INTERSOLAR 2014 (June 4th to 6th)

Convince yourself from the ENcome Energy Monitor

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ENcome verifies the entry to the Turkish market

For the third time ENcome participates in the discussion about future markets during the PV Power Plants conference organized by Solarpraxis – focus Turkey.

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Professional Operation & Maintenance of photovoltaic installations now also offered in the UK

Together with local partner Southern Solar first contracts with customers were signed at the beginning of 2014.

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SolarKapital acquires a stake in ENcome, a technical operator of photovoltaic power plants

- SolarKapital takes over nearly 40% of ENcome Energy Performance GmbH - “Buy&Build” strategy to establish a leading independent Pan-European service provider for photovoltaic power plants - Current service portfolio of photovoltaic power plants comprises already about 130MWp

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