Clean Energy Companies Using PLM Solution to Keep Up with Demand

Sept. 10, 2008
Can shorten new product introduction times as well

A product lifecycle management (PLM) solution from Arena Solutions, is helping clean energy companies accelerate product development to meet the surge of demand created by the rush to move away from fossil fuels and adopt clean energy.

Wind, solar, and geothermal companies, such as Nordic Windpower Ltd., Sunlink Corp. and Free Source Energies LLC, are using PLM, a SaaS application, to keep current products on schedule and speed new product introductions. "We are trying to make clean, sustainable wind power a more viable alternative by reducing its cost. Using Arena PLM, we can do it faster. Arena PLM streamlines processes and eliminates costly mistakes before they occur. We pass these lower costs onto our customers and ultimately will be able to expand production, distribution and global use of this renewable energy source," said Greg Mead, vice president of manufacturing and operations at Nordic Windpower.

SunLink Corp., a provider of highly engineered, aerodynamically designed solar electric mounting systems for the commercial market, is using PLM to shorten new product introduction times, collaborate more effectively with its supply chain partners and better manage product revisions.

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