Irradiance Solar Co., Ltd. As an independent PV O&M provider we offer a full service one stop shop to provide optimal technical supervision of your PV power plant.
Once the PV solar plant has been built, it needs to be efficiently operated and carefully maintained. Compared to other power generating technologies, solar PV power plants have low maintenance and servicing requirements. However, as International Financial Corporation warns, “proper maintenance of a PV plant is essential to maximize both energy yield and the plant’s useful life. Optimal operations must strike a balance between maximizing production and minimizing cost”. Indeed, while solar energy does require almost no maintenance at all as compared to the other generation sources, PV solar plants are investments that are likely to last for 20–25 years or more, and that’s why in order to arrive at an accurate ROI figure, one needs to address the operation and maintenance issues. Thus, before turning to the actual process and stages of maintenance and operation, one needs to understand the issues involved in the functioning of a PV solar plant. Naturally, they can be divided into the groups according to the plant’s main components.
MONITORING Remote supervision of your PV power plant
▸Remote monitoring of energy production.
▸Supervision with state-of-the-art monitoring software.
▸Customer access to the monitoring portal.
▸Fault analysis and interpretation.
▸ Notification about relevant failures to the operator/project manager.
▸Plant performance analysis.
Plant performance reporting
▸Frequent reporting on plant performance.
▸ Extended reporting including plant optimization recommendations. ▸ Power plant checklist in the IRRS asset management software. ▸ Online customer access for the IRRS asset management software.
Troubleshooting for your PV power plant
▸24/7 Service hotline.
▸ Remote maintenance via monitoring system. ▸ Triggering, management and monitoring of corrective maintenance measures. ▸ Analysis of faults. ▸ Transparent and complete documentation in the asset management portal.
INSPECTION & PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
Inspection of your PV power plant
▸Inspection of PV components: Panels, inverters, distribution boxes, transformers.
▸ General inspection of the PV power plant and the terrain/roof.
▸ Preventive maintenance of the inverters, combiner boxes, transformers according to manufacturer specifications.
▸ Digital onsite data collection and documentation with “Tab Tool PV”. ▸ Comprehensive reporting and presentation of results.