When to use renewable asset management software and a monitoring system

There are a lot of questions about the difference between a monitoring system and renewable asset management software. Specifically, if it provides similar functionalities as a monitoring system and when to start using asset management software. This article walks you through the differences, similarities, and how you can use these two platforms together.

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Impressions from the Orange Button Conference

The Orange Button Initiative was started recently to drive down the cost of distributed solar energy finance and facilitate data interchange. 3megawatt was invited to talk about our relationship to Orange Button, where North America’s lead customer manager Brendan Cook discussed “How automated data interchange can help reduce the effort of monthly reporting.”

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Julia Maciunas
Three Signs Your Asset Management Practices Have Outgrown Excel

Excel is an incredibly useful tool and we may never move away from it entirely but it is important to recognize when your asset management practices have outgrown spreadsheets. It is time to move on… It will be hard to let go of those handcrafted spreadsheets that have become so routine but unfortunately they are not conducive to a complex portfolio and ultimately the growth of your company.

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Julia Maciunas
Modern Solutions for the PPA Invoicing Pro

It is about that time - you must start processing your PPAs again it is an inevitable part of renewable energy management. Although a simple and routine task someone must do it. As an asset manager you might even look forward to the busy work, for once, you get to sit down with a cup of coffee. The problem is the endless amount of tasks keep piling up. Learn how easy it is to set up your automated invoicing system and even go paperless! It is a lot easier than it sounds.

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Julia Maciunas
GDPR, what we are doing, and why it is important to us!

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new regulation that will affect the EU. It is the most significant piece of European data protection legislation to be introduced in 20 years and it will come in force May 25th. Your privacy is very important to us! Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, and make use of personal information.

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Julia Maciunas
Seven Signs You Need Asset Management Software

Although renewable energy asset management software has many benefits, it’s not necessarily a required tool for every company. So if you’re still wondering whether or not it would be worth the investment for you, this section will help you pull the trigger.

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3megawatt
3 Misconceptions About Asset Management Software

The responsibilities of asset management go further than monitoring and maintaining the physical asset alone. Asset management includes accounting, cash management, regulatory, contract compliance, investor and bank reporting. With increased pressure on driving down costs, optimizing each of these aspects is becoming increasingly more important.

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Julia Maciunas
My impressions from Intersolar North America

It was a very different mood in San Francisco last week. Different from last year. And different compared to this year's Intersolar Europe. I would call it a mood of cautious optimism. Less ostentatious booths. Less exhibitors in general. But the same number of visitors. The big 2016 party is over and everybody is curious what will happen next.

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Edmee Kelsey
A Question of Management...

Renewable energy generation, data collection, changing analytics, the grid edge... In a continually evolving industry how does the renewable asset manager keep up with the changes? Edmee Kelsey, founder and CEO of 3megawatt GmbH, gives PES her analysis of the situation....

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3megawatt
Solar in the land of the rising sun

The future is bright for Japan's solar market. Bloomberg New Energy Finance expects new installations to the tune of another 30GW until the end of 2018. The buzz was clearly felt at Solarplaza's Solar Asset Management conference in Tokyo last week. But Japan has some unique opportunities and challenges when it comes to installing solar PV. 

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