Kymeta expands distribution network to support remote alternative energy facilities

Kymeta announces partnership with FMC GlobalSat to deliver global satellite communications to the renewable energy industry

Kymeta—the communications company making good on the promise of global mobile connectivity—today announced it has expanded its distribution network to include FMC GlobalSat. The new partnership will make efficient, and reliable satellite communications and internet connectivity to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy facilities.

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The renewable energy market has traditionally been limited to available connectivity options, like fiber optic cables and microwave point-to-point systems, which are very expensive, don’t work everywhere, 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.”

“As the renewable energy sector continues to evolve and mature, leveraging site data and the ability to communicate that data quickly and securely is critical,” said Chris MacDonald, Chief Operating Officer at FMC GlobalSat. “Until now, the industry has been forced to choose between communication options with serious flaws. They were either outdated and unsecure, extremely cost prohibitive, or unreliable. The partnership between FMC GlobalSat and Kymeta allows us to bring to market a solution that cost-effectively and securely allows the industry not only to comply with regulators but also to empower renewable energy owners and operators to access the full volume of data that is available.”

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 market. “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.

“The days of having to choose between security, function, and cost are over, and the challenges of dealing with multiple providers all over the world have been solved,” said MacDonald. “Our solutions enable customers to connect to SCADA systems, and manage and optimize assets on a global scale, in a way that has never been possible. We are excited to be bringing a complete and needed global connectivity solution to the industry.”

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