Solar PV Operations and Maintenance | IDDEA

Solar PV Operations and Maintenance

Importance of a good Solar PV Operations and Maintenance Package

It would seem that the days of installing large PV systems are over (if only temporarily). The key focus for solar panel investors now is Solar PV Operations and Maintenance; ‘How do I ensure that my Asset is performing in the most efficient manner possible?’
The answer is; detailed performance monitoring, a thorough scope of preventative maintenance and a good Service Level Agreement to deal effectively with breakdowns.

What O&M services do we offer?

The maintenance package has 3 aspects;

Operations Services

This is where the performance forecasting and performance modelling is done.

IDDEA put together a comprehensive ‘Scope of Work’ which is a regime of planned testing of components and servicing of consumable items such as transformer oil. Each ‘Scope of Work’ is specifically designed with each customer.

IDDEA will ensure that the site complies, and continues to comply with, all relevant regulations and Health and Safety requirements.

A Service Level Agreement is negotiated with each customer, this will detail;

  • guaranteed response times to breakdowns – generally 6 hours
  • Levels of monitoring
  • Component replacement fees – if any
  • Preferential labour rates
  • Stock holdings

Maintenance Services

Our team of extremely experienced and well qualified engineers are capable of identifying and rectifying any issues within the solar farm.
They are fully equipped in vehicles fitted with tracking devices so that we can quickly see in our monitoring station which engineer is the closest to a breakdown and be there the quickest.
Using in-house skills IDDEA can carry out ALL planned testing of electrical components both high and low voltage, thermal camera and string testing. Panel cleaning and ground maintenance grass cutting included.

Monitoring

IDDEA have an extremely comprehensive monitoring solution. Data is gathered from the inverters, a calibrated pyranometer and the generation meter in order to prove performance over a period of time. This data is analysed daily; errors, faults and discrepancies are automatically detected and work ‘tickets’ are generated. A team of full time data analysts are used to sifting through detailed data from solar farms and will quickly be able to spot under-performing components and usually be able to diagnose issues before an engineer even visits site.

*Ask about the IDDEA ‘All Risk’ O&M package

Why Choose IDDEA?

Having installed large PV installations IDDEA are perfectly suited to monitoring, operating and maintaining ground and roof mounted PV installations from 10kW to 100MW.
IDDEA will work with PV installation owners or Asset Managers to tailor an O&M package to suit the Client.
Our engineers are experts at analysing the performance of any solar PV installation. We can interrogate an inverter remotely and compare its performance to actual on-site sunlight levels AND to other inverters both at the same site and surrounding sites.
We can predict issues with an installation before it even occurs, giving peace of mind to investors that their assets are in peak working order for as long as possible.
IDDEA offer a range of Solar PV Operations and Maintenance packages. Please contact us to make an enquiry for your installation!!

TRANSPARENCY IS CRUCIAL!!

Monthly and annual reporting is a critical factor in our O&M packages; any planned maintenance carried out in the month prior, and the month following a report is automatically generated by our monitoring platform. Performance Ratio is reported monthly and annually.

IDDEA ALL RISK PACKAGE

IDDEA have an All-Risk O&M package will;*

  • Guaranteed a Performance Ratio
  • Guarantee a minimum output per year – EVEN DURING A LOW-LIGHT YEAR
  • Cover all breakdown call outs
  • Cover all planned maintenance
  • Cover ALL materials replacements
  • Pay loss of earnings as a result of material breakdowns
  • Be covered by an insurance policy in joint names between the client and IDDEA

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*Subject to detailed site analysis and review of historic data records