Sustainability isn’t just good for the environment; it’s good for business. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, worldwide wind farm capacity grew 31 percent in 2009 alone. In the same year, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association reports that worldwide solar capacity grew to nearly 23 GW—a 46 percent increase over the previous year and a staggering 1,600 percent increase over the year 2000. Clearly, sustainability is a growth market. Black Box can provide customized automation and control systems solutions for individuals and businesses in the renewable energy sector. We work with a team approach to vendor partners, and we are manufacturer independent, so we can find the best hardware, software and equipment solutions for your specific situation. From initial design to ongoing support, we can implement the system that meets your needs.

With our system integration, panel building and fossil fuel energy departments at hand, we are ready to tackle most projects from start to finish. Our renewable energy solutions include: Solar – Control system design and integration for solar tracking – SCADA monitoring for the most common tasks in a PV solar plan – DCS design and implementation for solar power, plant-wide – Design and assembly of electrical cabinet – Installation and commissioning Wind – SCADA design and implementation for wind farm – Custom panel design, build and installation Hydroelectric – Reservoir water level sensors – Governor controls – Gate controls Hybrid -The use of a mixture of the above technologies, sometimes, together with utility or a fossil fuelled energy sources. All sources must be accurately monitored and controlled, to provide optimal efficiency and energy yield.