The three‐year Austrian INFINITY project investigated how the entire photovoltaic system – starting with materials, components and processes – can be adapted to meet the demands of different environments and regions. Led by the CTR Carinthian Tech Research centre, 14 project partners from science and industry, including ENcome Energy performance, conducted research into solutions to suit different environments in order to optimise energy output and increase system lifetimes.
Engineering & Advisory services provider ENcome Engineering GmbH, member of ENcome Group, supports banks and asset managers on transaction decisions in the Dutch market. Five major banks in the Netherlands already trust the company as Owner’s and/or Lender’s Engineer. Since starting in the Netherlands in 2016, ENcome has supported the planning and implementation of photovoltaic projects with a total capacity of more than 150 megawatts. This includes, amongst others, the project Stadskanaal in Groningen with a size of 13.75 megawatts.
Supported by rapid growth in its Australian O&M business, ENcome reports a continued growth in revenues and assets under management. In Australia alone, additional O&M contracts with a total capacity of more than 130 MWp have been signed. Further O&M contracts with a total capacity of up to 400 MW are under advanced negotiation. The group`s total assets under management have increased to over 1.2 GWp.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), Bloomberg´s energy research unit, has ranked ENcome one of the top providers of solar Operation and Maintenance (O&M) services. In their latest research on solar O&M BNEF reports ENcome to be the seventh largest solar O&M provider globally with a total portfolio of 1.2 GW assets under management. The BNEF report reveals ongoing price pressure and, consequently, further needs for market consolidation. Moreover, the report identifies O&M trends in the scope of services, contract duration, and contractual enforcements.
ENcome Energy Performance GmbH received the Solar O&M Best Practice Mark for best-in-class solar service providers. Receiving this certificate once again demonstrates the high service level provided by ENcome and its compliance with the objective and challenging service standards defined by SolarPower Europe.
ENcome Energy Performance GmbH and Green Services Group have announced to merge their French O&M operations. Both partners will transfer their O&M activities and particularly the O&M business of KBE Energy, one of Green Services Group affiliates to the new joint venture company ENcome Energy Performance France SAS. Thereby ENcome France becomes one of the leading O&M providers in France with an O&M portfolio of approx. 150 MWp.
Austrian headquartered ENcome is reporting rapid growth as an independent operations and maintenance (O&M) provider to the Australian utility scale solar market.
The successful business development of ENcome has now also been confirmed by top ratings from independent industry experts. On the backdrop of the ongoing expansion of their O&M services in 2017, the recently issued GTM Research report “Global Solar PV O&M 2017-2022: Markets, Services and Competitors” shows top rankings in the independent O&M service provider category, where ENcome was ranked No. 1 in Europe, and No. 2 globally.
Operation and Maintenance (O&M) has become a standalone segment within the solar industry and it is widely acknowledged by all stakeholders that high-quality O&M services mitigate potential risks, improve the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) prices, and positively impact the return on investment (ROI).