Solar Support can help asset owners avoid potential system performance loss and component replacement costs through PV reliability expert’s independent evaluations.
San Diego, CA (Merxwire) – Solar Support, a professional engineering company with a broad portfolio of reliability solutions, now provides independent plant and equipment end-of-warranty evaluation services for utility PV asset owners. Services include an on-site review of system and equipment performance, as well as detailed documentation. Owners can get support before EPC and manufacturer warranties lapse.
Each asset and equipment’s warranty length is different, usually two years of construction time, while equipment such as central inverters is five years. Considering that the factory’s service life is 28 to 35 years, the asset owner will bear decades of maintenance and repair responsibilities after the warranty period expires.
“Our independent, end-of-warranty assessments help plant owners secure the support they’re entitled to and avoid undue risk before coverage lapses,” says John McCauley, Solar Support director of sales. “We put them in the strongest possible position before they assume the cost of their own maintenance and servicing.”
In a recent project for a large global asset owner, Solar Support performed a complete onsite inspection of module, tracker and inverter equipment health, as well as cable management, vegetation, road, drainage and maintenance operations. The inspection allowed the asset owner to identify several correctable issues and get them resolved prior to warranty expiration.
Throughout the inspection process, Solar Support works closely with EPCs, manufacturers and asset owners. “Our goal is to provide constructive and actionable recommendations that help all of the parties involved get the highest quality and production out of these valuable assets,” says McCauley.
The new end-of-warranty services draw on Solar Support’s deep reliability expertise, which includes helping owners future-proof their plants and equipment against extreme weather events. The objective inspections also help owners document the health of their systems and components when securing or renewing insurance.
About Solar Support
Solar Support is an engineering services company that provides equipment and plant reliability, restoration and recovery service to utility systems. Delivering the highest standard of service to O&M providers, asset owners/managers, EPCs and manufacturers, Solar Support offers deep expertise based on more than two decades of hands-on experience with inverters and other PV power electronics. Solar Support’s proven experience in resolving equipment faults and reducing costly site visits makes it the most effective performance-
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