Don't set the bar too high when you get started. Asset managers often are overly ambitious when they start identifying compliance obligations. Here are 10 things that asset managers can do to make sure they have their compliance under control.Read More
A community solar project provides a unique model to distribute renewable energy with the cooperation of community organizers, public offices, and energy providers to benefit from a new way to drive solar energy projects. Learn some tips for managing the complexities of your community solar project.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Listen to a new episode by Suncast that discusses how software might help companies grow in the renewables industry. This episode features Edmee Kelsey the founder and CEO of 3megawatt where she shares industry insights, market development, and professional growth.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The solar industry continues to boom and investors and asset managers are seeing a significant growth of the solar portfolios they own and/or manage.
How does this change the way they do business? How do they organize their teams and their processes as they get ready for scaling?
Recorded on January 24, 2017. Hosted by SolarplazaRead More
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....Read More
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.Read More