Coronal Energy, a North American independent power producer focused on solar PV, has selected QOS Energy, an independent software vendor specializing in data intelligence solutions for renewable energy assets, as its primary monitoring and performance analytics software partner.
Coronal will benefit from the Qantum platform’s ability to aggregate data from all types of energy sources onto one analytics platform to monitor the company’s solar asset portfolio.
Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, provides turnkey solar energy solutions for enterprise customers across North America. The California-based IPP owns and manages a 353 MW operating project portfolio.
“Before consolidating our O&M management with QOS Energy, we used to rely on as much as five different monitoring platforms,” says Vania Mesrob, vice president of asset management at Coronal Energy. “That obviously generated a lot of unnecessary work for our performance team and created inconsistencies across our KPIs. Not only was it far too time-consuming, it was also impossible to explore a portfolio-wide view or compare the performance of different projects, as data was coming in five different formats. Unsurprisingly, our asset management team is very happy with this move.”
Coronal Energy’s asset management team worked with QOS Energy to tailor the platform to its specific needs and centralize data coming from multiple former DAS/SCADA systems in real time. Thanks to QOS Energy’s hardware-agnostic approach, the company was able to onboard the 350 MW portfolio in under two months.