Your organization has invested a great deal of time and money into your PV solar system. It is up and running and is working at full capacity. Now you must ensure that it remains that way. A solar operations and maintenance program is essential. In addition to routine maintenance, you must prepare for unexpected maintenance such as component failure, severe weather and rodent intrusion. A solar O&M program will do just that.
Solar operations and maintenance is a set of technical activities that allow a solar installation to perform at its best, maximizing the system’s power production and enabling it to function smoothly. 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.
According to GreenTech Media, the five major goals of solar O&M include:
Optimization of solar production for increased asset revenue
Reduction of risks for asset owners
Protection of asset value and longevity
Compliance with applicable regulations (e.g., those set forth by the grid operator or environmental governance bodies)
Transparency on production, performance, issues, risks and O&M activities
Solar O&M covers three main areas of focus.
Operation and Solar Maintenance. This makes sure that the basic system is working as designed and that processes are in place to monitor performance.
Predictive and Preventive Solar Maintenance. This maintenance identifies potential issues, performs standard equipment inspections and is on top of environmental and weather-related situations. This is the area that is easiest to overlook, however, it offers the greatest potential reward by preventing costly repairs.
Corrective Solar Maintenance. Worn solar system parts can cause damage to other parts, leading to a need for additional repairs, and may even lead to the system be shut down for maintenance. With proper O&M along with predictive and preventive solar maintenance plans in place, corrective solar maintenance can be kept to minimum and possibly avoided.
Our O&M team is an extension of our expert engineering and construction teams.
This combination lends itself to accurate trouble-shooting along with operational and corrective maintenance efforts. We reduce the stress of maintaining a system because we are experts and we commit to be the best value option for all clients. No challenge is too great. Provide us with the details about your solar panel system and we will get started on a customized proposal for your organization. Learn more about Infiniti's O&M solar service plans.