skytron energy focuses on internationalisation

Local subsidiaries in USA and Japan / Establishment of a global service network

Berlin, 12 April 2017 - skytron® energy will focus increasingly on expanding its international activities in 2017. The company has already established a new subsidiary in the USA, skytron energy Corporation. Another subsidiary is planned in Japan for Q2/2017. With these moves, skytron energy is strengthening its position on the important Japanese and American photovoltaics markets, in response to increasing demand from megawatt range PV operators. In addition to this, local subsidiaries offer more direct access to customers.

This growth strategy will be enhanced further via the establishment of a global partner network. With various service partners for the east coast of the USA, for south-west USA, for the Ukraine and for Thailand, first steps were already taken in this direction. In addition to this, skytron energy is currently assessing cooperation relationships with service partners in South Africa, Japan, India, Australia and in other locations in the USA. The establishment of a partner network will be realised by Q3/2017. This will enable skytron energy to ensure high quality technical support and trouble-free local commissioning.
With the internationalisation strategy, Francisco Baraona, new CEO of skytron energy, aims to bolster growth and align the company with the needs of its customers. Francisco Baraona most recently worked as Global Head of Enterprise IT Security at TÜV Süd, and has extensive experience of internationalisation and digital business models. "Based on our technological leadership, we are concentrating on rapid development of our product range and our service processes with a consistent focus on our customers' requirements," explains Francisco Baraona.
With his many years of expertise in establishing new business models and organisational development in an international environment, Francisco Baraona is building an international growth and excellence strategy with international partners at skytron energy.
About skytron energy
skytron® energy has been developing integrated monitoring, control and remote supervision systems since 1977. As one of the leading companies in the photovoltaic industry, specialising in utility-scale and commercial power plants, the company has installed monitoring and control solutions in over 1000 plants worldwide. The company's core competencies include functions like real-time condition monitoring, power plant control, remote plant supervision, system migration for existing plants, operation and maintenance service as well as PV asset management. As a technological leader, skytron energy has received numerous renowned awards, such as the coveted Solar Industry Award for the "skylog®" data logger system or the InterSolar Award for the "PVGuard®" supervision platform and for the "StringGuard®" string current monitoring system. For further information, please visit www.skytron-energy.com

Featured Product

Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there's a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen's unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQ can be easily added to new or existing solar arrays and integrated into plant management systems. The unit is mounted to the frame of a PV panel and does not need sunlight to operate. It continuously measures the transmission loss through glass caused by soiling, so that the reduction in light reaching the solar cells can be calculated.