Schneider Electric’s Solar O&M Services expanding quickly

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Burnaby, Canada, January 08, 2015 — Schneider Electric™ Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for solar power conversion chain, has been named by GTM Research as one of the top five solar O&M (Operations & Maintenance) services providers worldwide.

Earlier this year, Schneider Electric announced that it had reached the 1GW milestone in service contracts around the world. The results of the report from GTM Research confirm the growth and presence of Schneider Electric Solar Business as a top global O&M services provider with over 1GW of PV power plants under contract.

In 2014, many additional customers around the world decided to select Schneider Electric as their O&M services provider including Russia, the Philippines, Japan and the recently announced 300MW PV project in Cestas, France, the largest PV power plant in Europe.

“The recent reports from IHS on market shares and from GTM Research on O&M confirm not only the growth of our operations and of our maintenance services, but also re-enforces the trust that customers have in Schneider Electric,” said Pierre-Emmanuel Frot, VP of the PV Power Plants business. “Our vast presence around the world, our ability to deliver a complete and optimized electrical solution, along with the financial strength and history of Schneider Electric, ensures that we will stand behind our solutions and will support our customers and partners for the long term.”

Schneider Electric O&M service offers ranges from remote technical support and spare parts management to preventive and corrective maintenance of the complete balance of systems. In addition, the service offers fully leverage the advanced features of Conext Control, Schneider Electric’s PV plant monitoring and control system. Customers choosing Schneider Electric for O&M services are often selecting the ‘’ULTRA’’ service offer which embeds performance guarantees on a long term basis in order to secure their return on investment.

Schneider Electric: A Bankable Partner

With solar being a young industry, the weighted average life of PV installations worldwide is below three years. And as the industry goes through intense cost competitive pressure, it has seen some suppliers come and go. As a result, choosing a long term partner for equipment and services is important to ensure the reliability of the solutions and the customer’s investments remain intact. Schneider Electric’s 15+ year history in the solar industry, financial strength, and worldwide support guarantees Schneider Electric as a bankable partner for any PV installation.

To learn more about Schneider Electric products and solutions visit solar.schneider-electric.com.

 

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion Euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.” www.schneider-electric.com

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