Dr. Daniel Faltermeier, Managing Director at meteocontrol North America, talks to PES about the unique solutions they are able to offer due to their wide range of services.
He is very positive about the future and the internationalisation of the company is part
of the reason for this…
PES: Welcome back to PES Solar/PV magazine. It’s great to talk with you again. For the benefit of our new readers would you like to begin by explaining a little about the background of your organisation and how you currently serve the solar/PV industry?
Dr. Daniel Faltermeier: meteocontrol started from an engineering office for solar technology established in 1976 in Germany. Since its reorganisation in 2002 it has developed into an internationally active company with branches all over the world with about 170 employees.
Besides our independent monitoring solutions, which is still our core business, meteocontrol offers holistic solutions for solar and wind projects securing the yield from residential to utility systems. Currently about 41,000 systems with a total size of 11.5 GWp are monitored by meteocontrol worldwide. Over the last years, we have also provided quality services with an investment of more than U.S. $15 billion.
Our services include Independent Engineering, Weather Forecasting as well as solutions for Operation and Maintenance. Providing this broad range of solutions to the market makes meteocontrol unique.
Since our last interview a lot has happened. We have focused even more on internationalising the company. This is especially evident when you look at the development in North America. Since the beginning of the year we have quadrupled our work force and established our new U.S. headquarters in Chicago for a more centralised location. We have also expanded our tech support in the U.S.
The Chinese market is now also covered by a team located in Shanghai.