Solar project maintenance can help maximize uptime and extend the life of the plant. The delivery of solar power without any disruption maintains the stream of economic value generated by each kilowatt-hour of production, and proper service is a critical component to ensuring optimal performance while minimizing the risks of downtime. A well-maintained solar installation can
actually perform 10 to 30% better than one that is not. But installing solar arrays are just the beginning. Without proper operation and maintenance, system components could be void of all warranties.
We discuss O&M issues pre-construction. The site manager oversees maintenance and the ordering of spare parts and equipment and communicates with landowners, the local electric utility, and state and local government officials. MULTIPOWER can perform O&M services to help prevent problems from going unnoticed and prevent future issues. Typically, a site manager and project technicians work at the project site.
A dedicated team of field service engineers and technicians who will actively oversee the quality and performance of a solar project with effective maintenance.
- The following services should be included in any serious maintenance contract:
- Site visits
- Electrical system checks:
Solar Inverter preventative maintenance
Audit energy production
Evaluate network voltage and frequency
Inventory and spare parts management
Environment conditions control
Coordinate warranty repairs and regular service checks
We are using software and monitoring services to proactively pinpoint faults in a system and assess the financial benefits of service and maintenance by weighing repair costs against the value of energy lost. For instance, some software can monitor systems in real-time and even archive data for
a minimum of 20 years. This allows system owners and plant managers to make intelligent decisions regarding O&M expenditures.