Greentech Lead America: Swinerton Renewable Energy, an
engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) builder in the solar utility
industry, announced that it will design and build over 120MW generation
capacity at multiple solar utility plants in 2012.
Swinerton will build solar plants ranging from 5MW to
30MW, both domestically and internationally.
The company also launched a new division focused on
operating and maintaining solar utility plants. Joe Brotherton, an industry
leader in Solar Utility Operations and Maintenance Services, will lead the new
O&M Division as technical services manager.
As part of the O&M Division launch and strategy,
Swinerton Renewable Energy has created a leading-edge monitoring platform to
efficiently and effectively manage the operations of solar plants. Contracted
to manage over 150MW of utility-scale solar generation by the end of 2012, it
will be one of the largest, independent monitoring platforms in the US.
The platform will leverage advanced technology to monitor
performance, measure production, escalate issues, report financials, and
identify proactive service needs; these will all be custom-designed to the
design and devices of a particular site.
With their new division, Swinerton Renewable Energy
expanded into full solar utility plant life-cycle management, from design and
build through operations and maintenance. This full-service plan will give
customers unique value and a competitive advantage with a comprehensive
solution to manage their solar utility plant portfolio.
“We have proven success in designing and building
solar utility plants and, based on customer demand, we now offer comprehensive
operations and maintenance (O&M) for solar plants after they are built. Our
key customers requested that we provide O&M services based on our industry
knowledge and expertise,” George Hershman, VP for Swinerton Renewable