Importance of a good Solar PV Operations and Maintenance Package
The key focus for solar panel investors is ‘How do I ensure that my Asset is performing in the most efficient manner possible? The answer is by having a solar PV Operations and Maintenance (O&M) system. This provides detailed performance monitoring, a thorough scope of preventative maintenance and a good Service Level Agreement to deal effectively with breakdowns.
What operations and maintenance services do IDDEA offer?
Our maintenance package has 3 aspects:
This is where we do the performance forecasting and performance modelling is done.
IDDEA put together a comprehensive regime of planned testing of components and servicing of consumable items. We specifically designed each regime, or scope of work, with each customer.
IDDEA will ensure that the site complies, and continues to comply with, all relevant regulations and Health and Safety requirements. We negotiate individual service level agreements with each customer.
Our team of extremely experienced and well qualified engineers can identify and rectify any issues within the solar farm.
We fit our fully-equipped engineer vehicles with tracking devices. We can quickly see in our monitoring station which engineer is the closest to a breakdown and can 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. We also include panel cleaning, ground maintenance and grass cutting.
IDDEA have an extremely comprehensive monitoring solution. We gather data from all components of the system to prove performance over a period of time. We analyse this data daily. Our analysts can quickly spot under-performing components, errors faults and discrepancies and can usually diagnose issues before an engineer even visits site.
We are so confident with the robust nature of our planned maintenance, the reliability of our monitoring system and expertise of our data analysts, that we offer an ‘All Risk’ O&M package. This covers all faults, planned maintenance and the Public Liability insurance fee.