A look at third-party solar monitoring providers

Trimark Associates Markets served: commercial & industrial, utility How would you describe your offering? Trimark provides full monitoring, metering, MET equipment and engineering services. Trimark’s solutions include both the hardware and software for a full complement. What sets you apart? Trimark provides not only the hardware and software, but also full-service installation, commissioning and long-term […]

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SCADA’s Role in Utility-Scale PV Plants

Utility-scale power producers face a demanding and multifaceted mission: Meet contract commitments, operate safely, support grid stability and maximize profits. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems play an essential role in meeting these objectives. SCADA systems monitor and control a variety of devices at utility-scale PV sites, including inverters, meters, trackers, meteorological stations, storage […]

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Does your PV Plant SCADA deliver utility-scale management?

Five quick questions to see if your system is up to the challenge. Many systems claim to be “SCADA.” To laymen, these systems might all look the same. However, utility-scale PV resources require much more capability and automatic controls than simple data acquisition systems (DAS) that monitor a few points. To participate in the utility-scale […]

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Midway II Solar Project Hand Off: “Smoothest in a Very Long Time”

Folsom, CA – Building and successfully commissioning a utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) resource the size of Midway II requires that thousands of elements reach completion at the same time. Construction must be rock solid. Coordination must be precise. Communication crystal clear. Team members must perform at a high level. So when John Quinonez, a veteran PV […]

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Three ways technology can help manage utility solar project performance

In utility-scale PV power generation, many elements must be synchronized to ensure high system performance. Resource owners use monitoring instruments, information systems and operational control systems as tools to meet compliance requirements, operate effectively and manage long-term plant performance. Technology plays a role in three areas of plant performance: Regulatory compliance, operations and asset management… […]

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SCADA Systems for Large-Scale PV Plants

Trimark contributed to a recent article in Solar Pro Magazine. The article, titled “SCADA Systems for Large-Scale PV Plants” addresses a wide range of concepts including automating third-party control requests, who is responsible for each part of the system, common challenges of design and deployment, and much more. Trimark’s partner, Blue Oak Energy, did a fine job of […]

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Trimark SCADA Selected for First Utility-Scale Solar Resource on Grand Cayman Island

Folsom, CA – In a field just off the beach on Grand Cayman, Trimark will deliver an advanced SCADA system to monitor and control the first, utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) power generation resource in this island nation. The 5 MW electric power generation resource in Bodden Town, Grand Cayman, is being developed by Entropy Cayman Solar Limited. […]

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Trimark Awarded SCADA Communications Contract for Fort Severn Microgrid

Folsom, Calif. – Canadian Solar has awarded Trimark a contract to design and implement a SCADA communications network for a microgrid under development in Fort Severn First Nation, Ontario. Fort Severn is a Cree First Nation government on Hudson Bay, the northern most community in Ontario, Canada. Fort Severn is located about 20 miles from the […]

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Hope Mills: Trimark’s Expanded SCADA Scope Includes Advanced Voltage and Frequency Controls at 80 MW PV Resource

Folsom/ Chatsworth/ Sunnyvale Calif. & Norfolk, VA – Trimark has been awarded an expanded work scope to provide advanced plant controls for an 80 MW PV power generating facility in Hope Mills, North Carolina. The site is owned by Entropy Solar Integrators. Duke Energy is the planned off taker. Trimark’s SCADA system and services will include […]

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Massachusetts Utility Seeks to Stay “Ahead of the Game” with Solar Grid Penetration

On May 9, Trimark Associates announced that it would be implementing its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology at two 1-MW solar PV sites in Fall River, Massachusetts. Borrego Solar is building the projects, which are part of a test bed of 14 PV generation sites owned by National Grid. Stephen Yee, the Director […]

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