Monitoring for photovoltaic systems: meteocontrol expands market presence in South America



 Martin Schneider of meteocontrol (right) and Fernando de la Rosa of Ingetrace Solar (left) establish the joint venture meteocontrol Chile SpA. Image source: meteocontrol GmbH
Martin Schneider of meteocontrol (right) and Fernando de la Rosa of Ingetrace Solar (left) establish the joint venture meteocontrol Chile SpA. Image source: meteocontrol GmbH

Launch of meteocontrol Chile

Augsburg/Santiago de Chile, October 11, 2017 meteocontrol GmbH, the worldwide leading provider of independent photovoltaic (PV) monitoring systems, continues to pursue an international market presence. With the founding of a joint venture in Chile, the company is meeting the needs of the growing photovoltaic markets in South America. meteocontrol Chile SpA has its headquarters in Santiago de Chile, and is focusing on tapping the markets in Chile, Peru and Bolivia.



The signs point to growth – both at meteocontrol and for the use of solar energy in Chile. “We want to push our internationalization. As a pioneer in solar energy in South America, Chile offers the best conditions,” says Martin Schneider, Managing Director at meteocontrol. “Through this joint venture, we will be better positioned to care for our existing local clients and provide faster technical support, which is currently hindered by the time difference with Germany. Of course, we are also focusing on gaining new clients and completing further projects, both in Chile and in the neighboring countries Peru and Bolivia,” says Schneider. The joint venture partner is the Chilean company Ingetrace Solar SpA.

Monitoring for Public Solar Rooftop Program in Chile
Within the framework of the Public Solar Rooftop Program “Programa de Techos Solares Públicos” meteocontrol has, to date, installed monitoring systems on 106 photovoltaic systems on public buildings in northern and central Chile in cooperation with Ingetrace SpA, a Chilean PV service provider. This successful collaboration inspired the establishment of meteocontrol Chile SpA under the direction of Fernando de la Rosa: “Our whole team is looking forward to the new challenge and we are contributing the necessary experience from our many years in the sale of technologically demanding products. Photovoltaic has become the most economical form of energy production in Chile and thus offers huge growth potential. The goal is to take complete advantage of this opportunity.”

meteocontrol Chile at Solar Asset Management LATAM
The company will present itself to industry experts for the first time at Solar Asset Management LATAM – the leading South American solar conference – in Santiago de Chile. From October 17 to 18, 2017, Fernando de la Rosa's team will display meteocontrol’s innovative monitoring solutions and services. A central focus will be the data loggers of the blue’Log X series and remote monitoring within the VCOM monitoring portal (virtual control room).

About meteocontrol
meteocontrol is the leading global provider of independent solar monitoring systems and currently monitors more than 43,000 PV systems with a total power output of over 12 GWp. For more than 40 years, meteocontrol has developed monitoring software and hardware for solar PV systems. They offer planning and commissioning of monitoring systems, as well as yield forecasts, technical due diligence, and energy and weather data analytics. Their independent engineering division has supported projects with a total investment of more than 13 billion euros. meteocontrol GmbH is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited, with headquarters in Augsburg, Germany, and Shanghai, as well as subsidiaries in Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, and Chicago. Further information:

Company contact information:
meteocontrol GmbH
Spicherer Str. 48, D86157 Augsburg
Tel.: +49 (0)821 34 666-0
Fax: +49 (0)821 34 666-11
Managing Director Martin Schneider and Robert Pfatischer

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

Company contact information for meteocontrol Chile:
meteocontrol Chile SpA
Mateo de Toro y Zambrano 1491, La Reina, Región Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile
Managing Director Fernando de la Rosa
+56 977644010

Press contact:
epr - elsaesser public relations
Maximilianstrasse 50, 86150 Augsburg
Andrea Schneider
+49 (0)821 4508 79-18

About Ingetrace Solar SpA
Ingetrace Solar SpA is a spin-off of Ingetrace SpA.

About Ingetrace SpA
Ingetrace is a Chilean engineering company, founded in 2015, whose main focus is to develop and implement innovative technological solutions applicable to the critical business processes of different industries. With its own equipment and software platforms, Ingetrace provides online visibility to its customers of operational variables whose behavior within controlled ranges avoids significant economic losses and direct impact on the final customer. Through the association with important international companies Ingetrace has expanded its portfolio of products and services with solutions to the area of photovoltaic energy production.


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