SB Energy to Use SenseHawk's SaaS Tech for Solar Site Ops Digitization

Nov 3, 2021 12:28 PM ET
  • SB Energy's implementation of the SenseHawk area mobility and property details service for solar will enable remote management of all possessions via a solitary, powerful dashboard.
  • Every component, event, and extra component on the site is digitized and packed into SenseHawk's map-based platform.

SenseHawk, a solar software application as a service (SaaS) startup, has announced that SB Energy, SoftBank Group Corp's US-based solar and storage platform, has actually embraced its option for digitizing solar site operations.

The release will allow SB Energy to achieve fast event-response time while increasing operations and maintenance (O&M) effectiveness, leading to robust financial savings and greater returns on their financial investment, said the firm.

Abhijit Sathe, Co-CEO of SB Energy claimed, "Our company believe the SenseHawk electronic workflow remedy for our operating sites will result in substantial productivity gains for our O&M group. It is the type of advancement essential for scaling renewables."

SB Energy's implementation of the SenseHawk area mobility and asset information option for solar will certainly make it possible for remote monitoring of all assets through a single, powerful dashboard. The included "digital twin" system fuses real-time performance information, drone feeds, and a lot more, with a full-featured electronic version of the site to help with effective workflows that can be imagined on a map.

The ability to perfectly incorporate with SB Energy's managerial control and data acquisition (SCADA) system is expected to permit users to select and focus on the alarm alerts, and rapidly convert them into workable, geo-located tasks for area teams.

" Our goal is to make on-site operations as simple as opening your favorite maps application and finding a dining establishment in a brand-new city while also making interaction and coordination easier. The SB Energy implementation stands testament to the real buck worth that our platform can supply," claimed Swarup Mavanoor, CEO of SenseHawk.

Solar software is seeing increased grip with the velocity of solar setups worldwide. Nevertheless, hostile expense reduction in building and O&M is developing difficulties for O&M groups tasked with making certain optimum plant efficiency. Considering that tradition digital maintenance monitoring systems (CMMS) for plant maintenance are not instinctive for field workers use, O&M employee still rely on e-mails and deep personal understanding of solar farms to determine tasks in a work order. This leads to details personnel being dedicated to details sites, increasing expense.

SenseHawk's electronic twin, which mimics the property and its environment on the platform, makes onsite task management basic and smooth, even for techs that are on-site for the very first time, states the company. With the SenseHawk application, a service technician can move to a brand-new site and quickly end up being productive without needing time to "examine" the site. It is stated that cost savings of 20-30% are easy to achieve with the productivity gains SenseHawk delivers. The SenseHawk platform is enterprise-ready with a substantial system of partnership, accessibility control, and single sign-on (SSO) capability.

Every part, occasion, and extra component on the site is digitized and filled into SenseHawk's map-based platform. A SCADA alarm, for example, will certainly trigger a workflow with tasks labelled to details elements or parts on the map. O&M service technicians can make use of SenseHawk's mobile map interface to locate and finish these tasks. All task updates, including pictures, documents, and statements, are synced to the cloud, making sure that everybody depends on date.

Don Nista, Director of O&M, SB Energy said, "We wish that the SenseHawk platform will help our specialists and drivers to situate an issue and after that easily and quickly understand what certain activities to take to fix the issue and preserve, or exceed, site return targets."

While SB Energy has actually currently made use of SenseHawk's drone analytics abilities to keep track of construction quality and progress, it currently intends to use SenseHawk's task monitoring tools and Therm remedy for infrared thermography at its functional plants.

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