Communications company Kymeta has expanded its distribution network to include FMC GlobalSat, a provider of satellite communications solutions to the renewable energy industry. The new partnership will make efficient and reliable satellite communications and internet connectivity available to wind, solar, geothermal and other renewable energy facilities.
The renewable energy market has traditionally been limited to available connectivity options, such as fiber optic cables and microwave point-to-point systems, which are expensive and often do not provide reliable connectivity. This is problematic for renewable energy facilities, where power grids require consistent load balancing, monitoring, security, safety protocol management and asset management.
“Renewable energy operations most often exist in remote locations far away from major metropolitan areas and have few or no options for connectivity,” said Steve Sybeldon, Vice President Business Development, Kymeta Corporation. “Kymeta solutions are reliable, utilize satellite communications that are available where terrestrial solutions are not, and are compatible with future LEO satellite constellations.”
Kymeta™ KyWay™ terminals provide easy, reliable access to a satellite-based network at a fraction of the cost of current connectivity alternatives for the renewable energy sector. “Renewable energy operators can’t afford to have their power grid go offline, or to lose communication with their powerplant, even momentarily. When terrestrial networks go down in a storm or a natural disaster, it’s possible for connectivity to the grid to be lost. Kymeta satellite solutions curtail many of the limitations experienced with terrestrial networks,” said Sybeldon.
Kymeta’s flat panel, lightweight, beam-forming antennas have no moving parts, making them maintenance-free, easy to position and easy to control. In addition, Kymeta connects to high-throughput satellite coverage, making high-speed connectivity available anywhere and at any time.