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Remote Monitoring & Predictive Maintenance App for a Solar Energy System

The maintenance & tracking of various modules was an overhead for the customer due to the huge labor costs involved. Being an advanced solar solutions provider, they wanted to ensure early detection of issues and provide the best-in-class customer experience. Hence they wanted to automate the whole process. 

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  • SUPPLIER
  • RapidValue (Aspire Systems)
    RapidValue is a leading provider of Digital Transformation to enterprises worldwide across industry verticals such as Retail, Education, Healthcare, Pharma, Logistics, Financial Institutions, Manufacturing, Media, and Entertainment. We offer a wide range of services in mobility, omni-channel, cloud and IoT including strategy, UX design, application engineering, integration, enterprise system enablement, testing, and support & maintenance.We help our clients reimagine their business with digital-first solutions focused on improving productivity, streamlining business workflows, enhancing end-user experience and reducing cost. Leveraging Agile methodologies, reusable assets, and deep technology expertise, we accelerate time-to-market and create the next great digital experience together with our clients.Founded by senior executives from Deloitte, IBM, Oracle, and Infosys, RapidValue was started in 2009 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, USA. We have offices in the US, UK, and India with operations spread across Middle-East, Europe and Canada. With an unmatched experience of working on 550+ diverse projects with 150+ customers across the globe, RapidValue provides innovative solutions to business challenges of various Fortune 500, Fortune1000 firms, Multi-National Companies and innovative start-ups. Awards & Recognition:1. NASSCOM: Top15 emerging companies in the field of innovation, 20112. Oracle Excellence Award: Mobile innovation, 20153. Gartner: Listed as representative vendor in mobile app testing services, 20164. Unicom: Winner of mobile app testing award, 20165. MarketsandMarkets: Key innovators in field service management, 2016
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Energy
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Maintenance
  • CUSTOMER
  • A leading manufacturer and distributor of solar panels and solar energy based out of the U.S. They provide complete and fully integrated solar system, including modules, trackers, inverters, ISIS energy management software, networking, AC & DC disconnects, and all DC wiring.

  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • SOLUTION
  • - Integration with inverters to collect data. - Detection of possible malfunctioning with predictive analytics. - Mobile & Cloud-based solutions with automated real-time alert notifications for field engineers. - HR scheduling solution to gather real-time details of available filed engineers & provide location information for faster issue resolution. - Integration with onsite cameras for live feeds and document management for product manuals and suggested resolution.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Control System Alert, Fault Detection, Solar Power
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Energy]
    Achieved maximum utilization of solar energy through remote controlling of solar panel directions.
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
    Reduced time spent in monitoring locations and downtime through predictive maintenance.
    Impact #3
    [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
    Improved efficiency through process automation
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    Reduced operational cost by 25-30%

  • USE CASES
  • Building Energy Management
    Building energy management systems (BEMS) provide real-time remote monitoring and integrated control of a wide range of connected systems, allowing modes of operation, energy use, and environmental conditions to be monitored and modified based on hours of operation, occupancy, or other variables to optimise efficiency and comfort. Building energy management systems can also trigger alarms, in some cases predicting problems and informing maintenance programmes. They maintain records of historical performance to enable benchmarking of performance against other buildings or across time and may help automate report writing. BEMS are often integrated with building automation and control (BAC) systems, which have a broaded scope of operations.
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