Utility-Scale Solar

Utility-Scale Solar

Scalability & flexibility are key aspects of a solar SCADA project.

At Affinity Energy, our dedicated team of professionals are fluent in the language of utility-scale solar projects, and have worked on a diversified portfolio ranging from 2MW to 500MW. We have a high degree of focus on controls and instrumentation for the PV solar market, which means we’re able to develop solar SCADA systems that meet diverse utility interconnect requirements.

We work with solar owners, EPCs, construction companies, and developers to ensure the control systems we design function the same regardless of size. If projects grow, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

Depending on your needs, we have the capability to serve a full turnkey solution or a la carte services as needed, including:

  • Commissioning
  • Configuration
  • Data collection
  • Design/architecture
  • Emergency field services
  • Engineering
  • Fiber optic cabling, termination, and testing
  • Freelance solar string analysis
  • Hardware acquisition
  • Maintenance/repairs
  • Met stations (Campbell Scientific)
  • Network communications (including Weidmuller & Ubiquiti wireless radio installation)
  • OEM coordination
  • PLC programming (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, MicroLogix, Do-More, etc.)
  • Serial device cabling
  • System installation
  • Testing
  • Training personnel
  • Upgrades

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Affinity Energy solar SCADA systems regulate voltage to ensure you don’t negatively affect the grid, and provide precise monitoring so you know exactly how much electricity you produce. (Read more about automatic voltage regulation in CAISO & NREL's 2017 Solar Advanced Reliability Report.)

We also offer unsurpassed flexibility. Affinity Energy can deploy ‘off-the-shelf’ systems, or provide total customization. We even offer services a la carte, including architecture, configuration, installation, and commissioning. Put simply, the breadth and depth of our expertise will ensure your system is of the highest quality and provides maximum financial benefit.

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Top Reasons to Use Affinity Energy

  • We’re Experts: With over 800 power automation projects behind us, we have the integration expertise and background to help your organization operate efficiently, reliably, and safely.
  • We’re Turnkey: While we have the capacity to service a full turnkey solution, we are also happy to take on smaller, individual projects. From onsite troubleshooting to programming a fully customized SCADA system, we look at the system as a whole so you won’t end up with project gaps.
  • We’re Consultative: Because we’re an open systems integrator, we are prepared to design a customized solution that meets your environment’s unique production, efficiency, safety, and ROI goals.

Success Stories

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Because of the University of Virginia Medical Center's rapid growth, it was difficult to keep track of and access event details in their central energy plant. When generators tripped...

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UNC Chapel Hill needed a solution to regulate temperature in a thousand research rooms...without being held hostage to proprietary programming technology...

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Affinity Energy was chosen by GE for a simple SCADA integration, but ended up also solving several frustrating power monitoring issues for end-user Woman’s Hospital.

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In 2015/2016, Duke Energy Renewables wanted to outfit their new 80MW solar farm in Conetoe, North Carolina with controls and insight into each critical operational piece of equipment...

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Duke Energy wished to integrate solar data from North Carolina sites acquired from other solar installers into their overarching SCADA system of renewable resources...

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JLL/Bank of America - CFMS Failure

When the CFMS unexpectedly failed for Bank of America, JLL turned to Affinity Energy for a quick turnaround to get the system back online.

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