Clean or renewable energy has become the quickest to grow in the USA. From 2000 to 2018, the sector grew by 100%, raising hopes for a greener planet. The renewable energy sector is now jostling with businesses trying to grab a share of the expanding market.
However, following the practices of a traditional energy system management has proved futile. Businesses are now trying to find a solution to turn out to be the leader in the market.
Can cloud computing help renewable energy businesses stand out?
Management of Distributed Infrastructure
The clean energy network is quite extensive and distributed. Your wind turbines maybe a hundred miles away from your customers. The hydropower facility can be in the mountains, away from the plains where customers reside.
Managing such a distributed infrastructure turns out to be a headache. You don’t have any centralized way to manage processes or find out how your turbines are doing.
Cloud computing can act as a management platform for your distributed systems. You don’t need to visit or conduct inspections of your infrastructure physically.
Everything will be possible from a single interface, driven by the power of the cloud. It can at last help you solve the on-site management challenge.
No Central Control Room
The distributed nature of clean energy infrastructure makes it difficult to set up a central control center. Your production unit may be in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, for all you know! As a result, you will need to set up several control rooms to account for your infrastructure.
Cloud eliminates the need for any central control room. You can get real-time information on your infrastructure’s health and performance sitting in your living room.
The process is fully automated, and you don’t need manual data collection. Instead, you can use sensors to send data to the cloud, where you can access every detail.
Lower and Prevent Failures
Sensors collect real-time data and help businesses stay aware of the health of their infrastructure. The information can help you spot anomalies or malfunctions instantly and quickly. You can set up your cloud to send alerts so that you can resolve the problem before it gets serious.
Additionally, historical and real-time data can make you better at forecasting failures and downtime. You can make provisions for backup systems and continue offering your services without inviting any financial loss.
Reduction of Cost and Effort
Cloud computing can allow clean energy companies to reduce costs and labor in many ways:
No need for human employees to collect on-site data
No physical control rooms required
Fewer on-site employees save in wages
Fewer disruptions and downtime
Less work for the maintenance team
Prevent failures by becoming proactive
Cloud can help your business save considerably even through automation of vital processes. You can automate many repetitive and time-consuming tasks, like data entry and maintaining records.
Cloud can help renewable energy businesses provide unparalleled service and customer satisfaction. You can centralize your operations and manage equipment and processes efficiently. Additionally, you can expect lower costs and a reduction in wastage.