PV MANAGER - Monitoring Solar Home System Distribution
In order to provide energy services to remote villages, away from development areas and far from the grid, many national and international programs are now emerging providing poor households with standalone solutions such as Solar Home Systems (SHS) to overcome the lack of access to an energy service . Moreover, the private solar market is also growing steadily from local actors, particularly from private companies. The needs for managing kits distribution and customers is particularly strategic. PV Manager© was developed then to help managers supervising SHS sales and installation. The software therefore allows private or public facilities, to monitor equipment deployed but also to assess the financial performance in case of regular repayments from customers.
Through its user-friendly interface and simple, PV Manager is available to any managers without requiring special training. It allows:
¨ Record purchases and customer installations
¨ Master operational costs and income flows
¨ Improve service quality
¨ Identify default payments and debts
¨ Increase company profitability using an efficient management system
The tool for monitoring Solar Home Systems distribution, accounting and customer management
PV Manager© is divided into several modules:
Customer Management: records information of actual customers and their equipment
Production Management: records and monitors energy production, load curves, genset maintenance checking, maintenance and break down log book and fuel purchases to maximize efficiency and sustainability of the diesel generator.
Distribution Management: records and monitors medium and low voltage lines, maintenance and break down log book and estimation of voltage drops on the network.
Accounting module : records customer meter readings, calculates and issues monthly bills and monitors payments in order to oversee customer performance.
Reporting module: Prints reports to assess the financial performance and maintenance activities carried out over a given period.