Cypress Creek Renewables’ Dunn Solar Project in Harnett County, N.C.
Cypress Creek Renewables might be utilizing Raptor Solar, the brand new analytics and insights platform from Raptor Maps. The superior software program resolution standardizes information, analyzes findings and lifts productiveness, which can allow Cypress Creek to maximise power output and returns from their intensive 3.9 GW portfolio of over 300 company-owned and third-party managed websites in 19 states.
Raptor Maps has for a couple of half decade offered Cypress Creek with photovoltaic (PV) module inspections. It creates digital twins of Cypress Creek’s solar arrays, providing a hen’s-eye view of portfolios, enabling a number of related options that enable them to optimize efficiency.
“We’re excited that Raptor Solar allows us to digitize portfolios, make data-informed decisions and enable a new phase of growth for Cypress Creek and our clients,” says Jared Kirk, vp of operations and upkeep at Cypress Creek Renewables. “Output from the software allows us to be more proactive in decision making with a higher degree of confidence. Raptor Solar’s productivity tools free up our time to focus on the overall efficiency and returns of our portfolio and those we manage for third parties.”
Unlimited inspection studies which might be normal with Raptor Solar – together with digitization of historic and third-party studies – enable Cypress Creek to examine websites extra often and in better element, gaining a steady understanding of property, together with detailed and correct comparisons over time.
The Raptor Maps information mannequin additionally integrates info from Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Data Acquisition Systems (DAS), corresponding to irradiance information. This permits extra subtle degradation evaluation utilizing normalized temperature deltas, which may strengthen guarantee claims.
“Our digital twins incorporate geospatial and electrical relationships to create a standardized data model across the entire Cypress Creek fleet,” remarks Nikhil Vadhavkar, CEO and co-founder of Raptor Maps. “Enterprises need to be able to click on a module in a fully populated digital twin, see factory performance data, trace the shipping container it arrived on, the moment the equipment was verified as installed, the inverter it is connected to, the performance of that inverter, current or historical issues with that module and the financial implications of O&M decisions. Cypress Creek recognizes that scalable software infrastructure is crucial to manage these 25+ year assets and we are proud to support their digitization efforts.”
“We’ve tested Raptor Maps’ insights platform and found its data and learnings to be reliable, practical and very actionable. With a digital model of our solar portfolio and the features associated with it, we save time in the field and improve our productivity and competitiveness,” says Mitchell DuRant, Reliability Engineering Program Manager at Cypress Creek. “The app also makes it easy when in the field to navigate to panels associated with anomalies, store geo-tagged photos and site notes and keep a record of maintenance histories.”