meteocontrol GmbH has opened another branch office: With meteocontrol Australia Pty Ltd. in Melbourne, the leading provider of independent monitoring systems is driving its international growth. An important component of the globalisation strategy is meteocontrol's local presence in growing PV markets in order to provide customers and partners with more intensive advice and better support during installation and commissioning of monitoring systems.
The use of solar energy is rapidly growing in Australia. In 2017, the Australian solar industry had a record year with a leap in growth of around 50 percent. By 2022, installed PV capacity is expected to more than double from its current level of around 7 Gigawatts. “The commercial and utility segments in Australia are booming like never before and we have already implemented our first PV projects,” reports Martin Schneider, Managing Director of meteocontrol. “With the new subsidiary in Melbourne, we are expanding our presence Down Under, because proximity to our customers has absolute priority. This is the only way we can provide them our expert advice and immediate technical support.”
Leading the new location is David Barshevski as Managing Director of meteocontrol Australia. Barshevski’s extensive experience in the PV industry is underpinned by a depth of knowledge on the Australian market. After holding positions at Solar Systems and Canadian Solar, Barshevski was most recently Head of Business and Project Development at SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited. "I am looking forward to the new challenge and am humbled by the warm welcome to the meteocontrol team," said Barshevski. “I am confident we will quickly establish our monitoring systems and technical services in the Australian PV market to become the market leader.”
With its new subsidiary in Australia, meteocontrol is represented in 11 countries. The internationally successful company recently opened new offices in Japan, Chile and El Salvador in 2017. A total of around 45,000 photovoltaic systems with a total output of over 13 gigawatts are monitored worldwide. With the blue'Log X series and the monitoring portal VCOM, meteocontrol is one of the leading providers of independent monitoring systems worldwide. Additional services like yield forecasts, technical due diligence, independent engineering and energy and weather data analytics are part of meteocontrol’s comprehensive solutions.