skytron® energy has a new Managing Director: Jörgen Klammer has taken over as head of the Berlin-based technology company in December 2014. He will succeed Stefan Degener, who assumed management of skytron energy in July, when it was acquired by First Solar, and who has now moved to the company’s advisory board.
Jörgen Klammer (39) most recently served as CTO of BEC Solar GmbH; he has extensive experience in technical consulting, analysis and optimization of solar power plants. For nearly 15 years – eight of them at First Solar – Klammer has been researching and working on new concepts for the further development of photovoltaics with a focus on large-plant applications as one of the central pillars of renewable energy production.
“We’re pleased to have found in Jörgen Klammer a proven industry expert who combines technological development competencies with practical applications,” says Stefan Degener. “Thanks to his many years of experience fulfilling various functions at First Solar and BEC, he’s very familiar with the daily challenges in the photovoltaic market. Mr. Klammer is the ideal person to expand skytron energy’s global positioning as a leading provider of state-of-the-art monitoring, control and supervision technology for large power plants and to shape the company’s growth.”
Since July of this year, skytron energy has operated under its own brand as a subsidiary of First Solar. The company has thereby benefitted from both First Solar’s global presence in the large-scale PV power plant market and the knowhow it has gleaned from installing 9 GWp of PV capacity worldwide. First Solar, in turn, has expanded its range of solutions for PV power plants to include the important components of monitoring, control and plant supervision – indispensable factors in the long-term successful and economical operation of plants. The acquisition has opened a wealth of opportunities for sustainable growth for both companies, allowing them to continue to offer innovative and reliable solutions to owners and operators of photovoltaic power plants.
About skytron energy
skytron energy has been developing integrated monitoring, control and supervision systems since 1977. Now one of the leading suppliers in the industry, specializing in utility-scale and commercial power plants, it has installed monitoring and control systems in more than 600 plants with a total capacity of 5 GWp. The company’s core competencies are plant condition monitoring, power plant control, remote plant supervision, system migration of existing power plants, operation & maintenance, and PV asset management. skytron energy is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. As a technology leader, skytron energy has received a number of prestigious awards, such as the highly coveted Solar Industry Award for the "skylog" Data Logger System or the InterSolar Award for the “PVGuard” Supervision Platform and for the “StringGuard” string current measurement system.
skytron® energy has successfully commissioned its monitoring, control and supervision system installed in one of UK’s largest ground-mounted photovoltaic power plants, the Kencot Hill Solar Farm.
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