Direct access to meteocontrol PV services for system operators and investors on the Milk the Sun platform

Milk the Sun and meteocontrol launch alliance for technical consulting and system monitoring

Münster/Berlin/Augsburg, July 12, 2016
– Key elements of optimal operation of solar energy systems include the technical monitoring of these systems as well as the control and improvement of on-site energy consumption and grid feed-in management. To provide these services to system operators, Milk the Sun, the world's largest open online marketplace for photovoltaic systems in operation, and meteocontrol GmbH, a leading provider of technical consulting and monitoring solutions for PV systems, will combine their expertise effective immediately.

Thanks to this alliance, system operators registered at Milk the Sun can quickly and easily receive the services of meteocontrol in such areas as the planning or execution of PV projects as well as the optimization of operational PV systems. The PV specialist offers services in the areas of yield reports, technical due diligence and technical acceptance as well as warranty checks, performance analyses, module tests and on-site system inspections. The new service called Pit Stop is particularly helpful to investors in the secondary market: The professional PV system check for a fixed price comprises an expert inspection of the system's plants components and a valid report that outlines faults and recommends solutions. If Milk the Sun customers want to add a monitoring system to their PV systems, meteocontrol will develop and prepare the right concept for them free of charge. As a result, new systems can be seamlessly integrated into the existing portfolio and monitored.

Two market-leading partners who can help system operators
As an independent online marketplace, Milk the Sun offers a wide range of services covering all aspects of photovoltaics. With the new, customer-focused sales option created by the online marketplace operated by Milk the Sun, meteocontrol has significantly extended its customer reach. At the same time, Milk the Sun has gained a strong partner to enhance its range of services related to the optimization and life cycle of PV systems.

"We are really happy about the addition of meteocontrol to our service portfolio," said Dirk Petschick, a cofounder and Managing Director of Milk the Sun. "In this alliance, we've not only gained a strong, market-leading partner, but can also provide our customers with state-of-the-art services related to technical system monitoring and much more."

“Milk the Sun and meteocontrol are a perfect match,” added Martin Schneider, Managing Director of meteocontrol. “Our joint customers will profit from the simple, fast processing in the online marktetplace. They will receive everything from a single source.


About Milk the Sun
Milk the Sun operates the world's largest open online marketplace for photovoltaic systems. Through the portal, project developers and operators can offer solar systems for sale and investors can find exciting green investment opportunities. Milk the Sun also offers, in cooperation with specialized partners, PV services during the entire life cycle of a photovoltaic system. On its Utility Scale Network, a closed online market place, the company also offers selected investors utility scale solar investment opportunities.

Milk the Sun Contact Details
Milk the Sun GmbH

Mendelstraße 11

48149 Münster

phone: +49 (0)30 46 999 0330

fax: +49 (0)30 46 999 0331

Managers: Philipp von Seherr-Thoss, Dirk Petschick

Media Contact Details
Milk the Sun GmbH

Chausseestraße 123

10115 Berlin

Manuel Gonzalez,, +49 (0)30 46 999 0330

About meteocontrol
meteocontrol, EU headquarter based in Augsburg, Germany and APMEA headquarter based in Shanghai (China), with offices and branches in Lyon (France), Madrid (Spain), Milan (Italy) and Chicago (U.S.A.) offers energy and weather data management, yield reports, quality audits and technical due diligence as well as monitoring of PV systems of all sizes. meteocontrol has more than 40 years of expertise in renewable energy systems and has so far been involved in projects with a total investment volume of more than 13 billion Euros. In addition, meteocontrol is the market leader for professional remote monitoring of PV systems. meteocontrol monitors around 41,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 11 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.
Further information:

meteocontrol Contact Details
meteocontrol GmbH

Spicherer Str. 48

86157 Augsburg

phone.: +49 (0)821 – 34 666 - 0

fax: +49 (0)821 34 666-11

Managing Directors Martin Schneider and Robert Pfatischer

Contact for Marketing and Communication: Barbara Koreis, +49 (0)821 34 666-40,


Media Contact Details
epr - elsaesser public relations

Maximilianstraße 50

86152 Augsburg

Cornelie Elsässer, phone: +49 (0)821 450879 10,

Andrea Schneider, phone: +49 (0)821 4508 79 18,


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