LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States – 13 September 2016 - Solar power plant owners, financiers and developers in need of objective monitoring of solar asset performance gained an important resource in the creation of the world’s largest resource of independent solar expertise. DNV GL, the independent global advisory, certification and energy experts, recently acquired one of the world’s largest independent solar monitoring companies, GreenPowerMonitor (GPM). The combined resources now include more than 150 solar experts across the globe, facilitating more than 5500 successful solar projects, and more than 5.5 GW of managed solar resources.
The resulting team brings much-needed stability to the independent monitoring industry, which has been marked in recent years by frequent mergers and acquisitions, many of limited success. In contrast, GreenPowerMonitor (GPM) has been acquired by an established leading global energy consultancy whose history stretches back to 1864. GPM itself has been profitable for close to a decade and is continuing to expand its services, according to GPM’s CEO for the Americas Tor Blackstad.
“We are excited about the expanded and enhanced capabilities to serve our customers now possible in the GPM solution through our integration with DNV GL,” Blackstad said. “The combined resources signify that GPM – and the customers who depend on us – gain further strength as part of a large, stable company with a legacy of independence and broad solar services expertise.”
“DNV GL now offers more resources and experience than any other independent monitoring provider,” said Ray Hudson, DNV GL’s Global Solar Segment Director. “Combined with our advisory and testing capabilities, our merged resources include the capabilities for enhanced performance metrics, energy modeling and forecasting.”
Hudson and Blackstad as well as other DNV GL and GPM experts will be available at booths #1835 (DNV GL) and #1633 (GPM) to answer questions on their combined offerings at Solar Power International 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada 12-15 September 2016.
About DNV GL
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.
DNV GL in the Energy industry
In DNV GL we unite the strengths of DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan, and GL Renewables Certification. DNV GL’s 2,500 energy experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply. We deliver world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our testing, certification and advisory services are delivered independent from each other. Learn more at www.dnvgl.com/energy
GreenPowerMonitor is an international company that offers products and services in the renewable energy sector, with a specific focus in the photovoltaic space. With more than 8 years’ experience, GreenPowerMonitor has consolidated its position as the independent leader in management, monitoring and control of renewable energy installations with 5 GW globally managed and more than 2,000 facilities across the globe. GreenPowerMonitor has a great depth of experience with renewable energy plants ranging from 2 kW to 266 MW capacity across the globe. The company offers a market-leading integrated solution set for the management and maintenance of renewable energy installations that includes Hardware, Software and Services unmatched in the industry. Learn more at www.greenpowermonitor.com