Complimentary Webinar: Get Smart: Turning PV Big Data Into Actionable Information

1:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM CST / 10:00 AM PST / 6:00 PM GMT


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Developers, Financiers, PV Plant Owners and Operators:
There is a tremendous amount of data available from PV plants today. It is critical to turn this data into valuable information that can drive O&M actions:

  • Are you able to leverage PV plant and portfolio data to optimize operations?
  • What parameters and metrics are most critical to monitor?
  • Is your PV plant and portfolio performance meeting expectations?
  • What data granularity and sampling rate is appropriate for PV site monitoring?
  • How much data is too much data?
  • When is SCADA needed? What is the difference between SCADA and DAS?
  • Are you able to scale your PV portfolio without scaling operations staff (adding cost)?

Join DNV GL and GreenPowerMonitor for an informative, free webinar where you’ll get answers to these questions and more. We’ll share real-world case examples, including a special guest speaker—one of our own clients! If you want to learn ways to better manage systems, improve data use and management, and turn data into actionable information that can increase PV plant and portfolio efficiency and financial performance, you won’t want to miss this! 

Following the webinar, you receive our recently updated position paper: Get Smart: Smarter Strategies for Operating Solar Assets.  

Join us for this informative session. We look forward to your participation.

Featured Speakers:  

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Ray Hudson, Director, Global Solar Segment, DNV GL – Energy

Raymond M. Hudson is the Global Solar Segment Director for DNV GL. Mr. Hudson has been involved in the power electronics and renewable energy industry since 1990 with an emphasis on power conversion and application of solar PV and wind power.  He has been with DNV GL for six years with roles of Senior Principal Engineer and Head of the Solar Department. The DNV GL global solar energy team he coordinates provides Independent Engineering, Owners Engineering, system design and grid interconnection assistance, solar technology review services, and operating solar asset management services. This includes the support for successful financing of over 2,500 solar power plants. He has personally been involved in reviewing inverter technology including due diligence on products from over 20 leading global manufacturers. Before joining BEW Engineering, which was acquired by DNV GL, Mr. Hudson worked for Kenetech Windpower, Trace Technologies, and Xantrex Technology Inc. in a variety of engineering, technical, and general management roles including President of Trace Technologies and General Manager and Vice President of Advanced Technology for Xantrex. Mr. Hudson holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering with Honors and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri – Columbia with emphasis on power electronics.  Mr. Hudson holds several patents related to power conversion technology for renewable energy.  

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Tor Blackstad, CEO, GreenPowerMonitor Corporation

Tor Blackstad is the CEO of GreenPowerMonitor Corporation based in San Jose, California. He has over a decade of professional experience in the solar energy sector, including deep knowledge of monitoring, SCADA and asset management solutions. He joined the GreenPowerMonitor team 4 years ago. Tor has grown the regional team of GPM to more than 1 GW under management in North America. GreenPowerMonitor has more than 5GW of renewable energy assets under management across the globe today, providing technology solutions for renewable energy plants and portfolios. Tor also has experience in the solar certification and regulatory compliance space from a previous role with TUV Rheinland.  

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Humberto Roca, Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, GreenPowerMonitor Corporation

Humberto Roca is co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of GreenPowerMonitor which is part of DNV GL group. With more than 10 years’ experience, Humberto Roca is an expert of market-leading integrated solutions for management and maintenance of renewable energy installations, with special focus in photovoltaics.  

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Peter Kobliska, Director of Business Development, GreenPowerMonitor Corporation

Peter Kobliska is Director of Business Development of GreenPowerMonitor Corporation, which is part of DNV GL group. He has more than 6 years of professional experience in the solar energy sector, including a deep knowledge of data management and monitoring systems.  

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Peter Candelaria, Chief Technology Officer, Silicon Ranch

Peter is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Silicon Ranch Corporation’s EPC O&M efforts. This work includes oversight of site due diligence, design, interconnection, permitting, procurement, construction, and O&M of Silicon Ranch’s fleet of operating assets. Peter brings over 16 years of experience in the energy industry including work in conventional and renewable power projects, EHV transmission projects, and power marketing. As a professional engineer and general contractor licensed in 15 states and two U.S. territories, Peter brings operational depth to the Silicon Ranch team.