ENcome Energy Performance GmbH, takes over the Operations & Maintenance business of Enerqos S.p.A. via Asset Deal. In the course of the takeover, total Assets under Management grow to over 450 MWp in Europe, whereas the Italian PV service portfolio increases to over 100 MWp.
Thermography is a common tool in the maintenance of PV plants. However, when a thermography exhibits a defect, e.g. a hot cell, the question arises if it financially pays off to replace the module. ENcome, in the context of a scientific project with renowned research institutes, has developed an automatic approach to determine the lifetime cost of thermic defects in PV modules.
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (20.08.2015): With the first orders for essential parts of the operational management of PV plants with a total capacity in the double-digit megawatt sector ENcome starts its business for the first time in Turkey. Together with the Turkish Kon-Tek group the renowned ENcome quality is now also offered for national and international investors in the emerging PV market Turkey. As one of the first companies ENcome establishes highest international standards in the technical operation of PV plants in Turkey.
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (23.07.2015): At the presentation of the Carinthian Export Price 2015 during the course of the Export Day organised by the Carinthian chamber of commerce, ENcome Energy Performance GmbH gained the victory in the category “exporters of services”. The pan-European leading technical service provider of photovoltaic power plants headquartered in Carinthia could not only multiply its turnover during the last years, but also generates clearly more than 90% of its business outside of Austria. With the first orders placed in Turkey and Japan, new markets have been developed for ENcome over the past few weeks.
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee/Munich (08.07.2015): Sigmar Gabriel, the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy (SPD), visited the “Intersolar Europe” - the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry in Munich. The Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy designated in his lecture “status quo and the outlook for energy revolution” the Intersolar Europe in Munich as a „meeting point of the new middle class” in Germany. During his following tour on the fair he also visited the booth of ENcome Energy Performance GmbH and informed himself in detail about their business model.
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee/Frankfurt am Main (10.06.2015) ENcome Energy Performance GmbH, takes over 100% of the shares of SEAG Service GmbH from Deutsche ECO AG. In the course of the takeover, business in Germany will expand strongly. The European portfolio of ENcome for the servicing of photovoltaic power plants now includes more than 400MWp, approx. 160 MWp of which are located in Germany, among others several construction fields of one of the biggest photovoltaic power plants in Germany with a total of approx. 50MWp. The focus of ENcome’s service range comprises Operations & Maintenance and repairs of photovoltaic power plants as well as consultancy services for investors, banks and...
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee/Frankfurt am Main (03.06.2015): In Germany PV-plants with a nominal capacity of approximately 39 GWp are installed. Since the amendment of the Renewable Energies law (EEG) in 2012, a shut-off mechanism is part of the prescribed equipment of larger PV-plants. In the last years the share of power-controlled PV-plants has increased significantly. With persistently slow grid expansion a further significant increase of power shortages and an associated increase of curtailments is expected. Therefore the management of compensation claims will be a critical success activity for the PV plant operators. ENcome offers PV plant operators suitable standard process and services...
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (29.05.2015) – Good measuring equipment is expensive. Especially for measurements which exceed the standard use. Electricians have to invest heavily to cover all requirements which are defined by norms. But measurements with the most expensive equipment are not always even the best. ENcome’s engineers analyse all problems of the PV plant with focus on the measurement to ensure a trouble-free and optimized plant operation.
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (18.05.2015) – The Italian „Allegato 72 (short A72, appendix to the technical requirements of grid operators) requires existing PV plants ? 100kWp to be equipped with a special GSM-modem, that can switch the PV park on and off with an SMS. PV park owners, who execute this mandatory modification in the first half of 2015, will receive an incentive of EUR 500 from GSE.
Klagenfurt/Wörthersee (07.04.2015) – Glaring caused by photovoltaic installations is a peripheral topic that often becomes important, when it’s nearly too late. While some only feel disturbed by the glaring of PV plants or other glass surfaces, glaring in road traffic and public transport by plane and train can become a serious safety risk.
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (23.03.2015): As multiply reported, Italy surprisingly announced that PV installations have to be shut down on the day of solar eclipse (20th March). The grid operator TERNA expected a collapse of the power grid in case of a short-term simultaneous production drops of all photovoltaic installations. A non-compliance of this duty was threatened by “criminal prosecution”.
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee/Frankfurt am Main (28.02.2015) – ENcome Energy Performance GmbH has successfully concluded the integration of kWh+ Solar Service GmbH, which it had acquired at the end of last year. Subsequently, monitoring activities as well as major parts of the administration have been centralized in Klagenfurt. The company name kWh+ has been changed to ENcome Energy Performance Deutschland GmbH. Only in the last few months business in Germany has more than doubled. ENcome’s assets under management in Germany have increased to approx. 60 MWp. As ENcome expects further strong growth in Germany the team has moved to a new office in Frankfurt am Main.
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee/Oxford (16.02.2015): Austrian based ENcome Energy Performance GmbH, a leading independent technical service provider for PV power plants in Europe, significantly expands its UK business by adding about 30MWp of plants newly built in the first Quarter of 2015 for Oxford Capital Partners. Thereby, ENcome increases assets under management for Oxford Capital Partners to 80 MWp. With ENcome’s monitoring solution, the “ENcome Energy Monitor” at the core of the service provisions, all large PV power plants owned by Oxford Capital are constantly surveilled by ENcome’s specialized engineers. This allows any incident to be immediately solved together with local service...
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (09.02.2015): Since end of 2014, Austria’s largest PV installation is located on a logistic centre near Villach. The PV power plant provides enough power to supply up to 1000 households in an environmentally friendly and CO2-neutral manner. ENcome Energy Performance GmbH, a pan-European leading and independent provider of services for photovoltaic installations, has been commissioned with the technical operation of the power plant.