Why System-Level Configuration Is Critical for Renewable Energy Manufacturers

Like most B2B manufacturing companies today, renewable energy manufacturers are facing shortages of raw materials and parts due to supply chain issues. In addition, rising commodity prices and looming inflation, coupled with the highly competitive value-based business model of renewable energy companies, has many struggling to deliver on sales contracts at an acceptable profit margin.

The demand for renewable energy is at an all-time high. Consumers, corporations, and investors are coming to the realization that the planet’s natural resources are, indeed, very limited. Add to this the rising temperatures and changing weather patterns around the globe, the need to make a change is reaching an inflection point.


Manufacturing Companies Must Efficiently Scale to Keep Pace With Demand

While this is indeed a boon to the solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal energy companies, the challenge to scale with this increasing demand is complicated by the unique requirements of these large-scale installations. As these products get larger, more complex, and heavier, added constraints such as transportation and installation are hindering production capacity and scale.

Renewable energy manufacturers need the ability to quickly configure products with full product availability, time, and data accuracy, as well as the installation, mechanics, functions, and service of energy producing systems, all in a single quote.


A Holistic, End-To-End Configurator Delivers the Value, Speed and Accuracy to Succeed

By using a system-level configuration solution, renewable energy manufacturers can combine their own existing and new product models, as well as those from sub-suppliers, into systems with defined relationships between products and environmental parameters such as land or ocean floor use, anticipated energy generation, geographic location, height and weight restrictions, existing renewable installations, and more. The advanced costing functionality supports the bid process with site configuration capabilities that include multiple configured components. This holistic view ensures the process from quoting to installation to maintenance is efficient, effective, and profitable.

From more efficient handling of product customizations and increased throughput, usability, and speed, to automatic configuration validation and simulation, and faster product releases, system-level configuration brings together the physical product and site conditions to create a cohesive, efficient, and effective energy-generating solution.

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Achieving Real Sustainable Manufacturing through PLM and Configuration Lifecycle Management

Jos Voskuil, PLM Business Consultant and Co-founder, PLM Green Global Alliance
Henrik Hulgaard, Chief Technology Officer, Configit