Inaccess to Monitor and Optimize Panama's First Utility-Scale Solar Power Plant, Sarigua

  Inaccess to Monitor and Optimize Panama's First Utility-Scale Solar Power
                                Plant, Sarigua

As Panama Struggles with Electricity Capacity, PV Monitoring is Key for
Country's Top Grid Operator, EGESA

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Inaccess, a global provider of
solar monitoring and control systems, today announced that it has successfully
commissioned its solar power plant optimization solution, insolar, at a 2.4 MW
solar power plant in Sarigua, a desert region in Panama's Herrera province.
Sarigua is the country's first grid-scale solar array and is owned by La
Empresa de Generacion Electricita (EGESA), Panama's primary grid operator.

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As Panama enriches its electricity production mix, Inaccess' insolar
monitoring and control system will optimize plant performance and financial
returns through a dense network of monitors, sensors and controls providing
real time data, fault detection and analysis. The system will monitor
performance of the plant's hardware including panels, strings, inverters and
fuses as well as integrate information from Panama's grid to optimize for
current or future market factors like demand and price. Panama, which is set
to open its expanded Panama Canal next year, is a quickly growing market for
solar taking its place as the world's value-added logistics hub.

Located nine miles from the city of Chitre, Sarigua was connected to the grid
in March 2014. The utility-scale plant is now providing 30 percent of the
surrounding area's electricity demand – equivalent to the power used by 2,600
local homes. Greenwood Biosar, a joint venture between Greenwood Energy and
Biosar, provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for
Sarigua, originally a project of Enel Green Power Panama. "The sophisticated
monitoring solution provided by Inaccess will make it easier to identify
underperformance or malfunction at the plant, allowing operators to intervene
more quickly, saving money and ensuring financial health of the installation,"
said Greenwood Biosar CEO, Aris Polychronopoulos.

"We are proud of having contributed to a solar "first" for Panama. We are
honored to support the international expansion of strategic partners like
Greenwood Biosar by leveraging Inaccess' ability to tailor our monitoring
solutions to address specific requirements of diverse geographic markets,"
said Inaccess CEO, Christos Georgopoulos.

About Inaccess
Inaccess provides monitoring and control solutions for renewable energy and
telecom infrastructure management. We design and develop state-of-the-art
products and solutions, which provide our partners with invaluable access to
information, enabling them to maximize effectiveness of their investments
through performance optimization and OPEX reduction. With headquarters in
London, UK and presence in Europe, North America and Asia, Inaccess is a
leading global vendor of integrated infrastructure monitoring platforms with
over 1.5 GW in aggregate solar installations worldwide.


Media contact:
Emily Chan

SOURCE Inaccess

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