We must agree that almost every stage of implementing a solar power project is important, but verifying the effectiveness of the solar power system lies in the OPERATION & MAINTENANCE step. TRI (O&M Solutions).
To ensure the performance and stability of solar projects, operation and maintenance become a decisive factor. In that context, the topic “Operation & Maintenance of solar power systems” is attracting the attention of investors and industries.
This article will take you through leading O&M solutions, helping you better understand how to maintain and optimize the performance of your solar power system. Join us to explore key strategies to ensure that solar energy contributes to sustainable energy supply in the most effective way.
O&M solutions – Operation & Maintenance of solar power systems What is it?
O&M (Operations and Maintenance) solution is a set of services to ensure the solar power system operates stably, effectively and safely. The specific tasks of the unit providing solutions for operating and maintaining solar power systems include:
System monitoring and supervision: The O&M service provider will use monitoring devices to monitor the system’s operating status, including:
- Power generation efficiency of solar panels
- Temperature and humidity of the devices
- Operating status of protective devices
- Amount of electricity transmitted to the grid
Maintenance and repair: The O&M service provider will perform periodic and unscheduled maintenance and repair work to ensure the system operates well.
Preventative maintenance: The O&M service provider will perform preventive maintenance work to detect and fix potential problems that cause problems early.
Adjusting grid integration: The O&M service provider will perform adjustment work to ensure the solar power system connects to the grid stably.
Predictive maintenance: O&M service providers will use forecasting tools to predict the future operating status of the system, thereby providing timely remedial measures.
Image of VREnergy doing warranty work for the Emivest Feedmill Viet Nam LTD project
O&M services play an important role in ensuring the performance and longevity of solar power systems. By using O&M services, investors and business owners can: Enhance the system’s power generation efficiency; Minimize operating and maintenance costs; Extends system life.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of O&M solutions for solar power systems!
Benefits of using O&M services for solar power systems
Using O&M services for solar power systems brings many benefits to investors, including:
- Enhance power generation efficiency: O&M services help detect and promptly fix technical problems, thereby helping to enhance the system’s power generation efficiency.
- Minimize operation and maintenance costs: O&M services help investors minimize system operation and maintenance costs.
- Extend system life: O&M services help protect the system from damage, thereby extending the life of the system.
- Enhance system reliability: O&M services help ensure the system operates stably and continuously.
With such benefits, using O&M services is a necessary solution to ensure the operational efficiency and longevity of the solar power system.
4 Notes when choosing a solar power system Operation & Maintenance unit
When choosing an O&M solution provider, VREnergy understands that you want to: Achieve the ultimate effect of bringing economic benefits to your business.
But how do you avoid encountering “bad” partners when collaborating? And even choose to invest in O&M solutions in a smart, long-term effective way.
Therefore, when choosing an operation and maintenance (O&M) unit for the solar power system, investors need to pay attention to the following 4 factors:
- Experience: The O&M service provider needs to have experience in the field of solar power, especially experience in providing O&M services for similar solar power systems.
- Professional qualifications: O&M service providers need to have a team of highly qualified engineers who are well-trained in solar power.
- Equipment: The O&M service provider needs to have all the necessary equipment to monitor and maintain the solar power system.
- Warranty policy: O&M service providers need to have a clear and transparent warranty policy.
Experience in the field of solar power
The O&M unit needs to have experience in the field of solar power, especially experience in providing O&M services for similar solar power systems. This will help the O&M unit detect and promptly fix technical problems of the system.
With 5 years of experience implementing more than 120+ solar power projects from household solar power, businesses to different EPC general contractors , 2 things to objectively evaluate the experience of that companion unit. is:
- The project has been implemented successfully
- The certification achievement of that unit has been achieved
The O&M unit’s team of engineers need to have high professional qualifications and be thoroughly trained in solar power. This will ensure the system is operated and maintained effectively.
In an age where we can quickly connect information to search and buy products/services, accessing information about solar power solution providers is no longer too difficult.
We just need to search for the keyword “Solar power system operation and maintenance” and you will have a list of solar power units to connect to.
Please refer to the Competency Profile or contact directly for a more detailed discussion!
The O&M unit needs to have all the necessary equipment to monitor and maintain the solar power system. Modern equipment will help the O&M unit detect technical problems of the system early.
And the most important factor in all the solar power projects we have implemented, any TECHNICAL-related issues, must have a warranty policy to ensure benefits when cooperating.
In addition, investors should also consult with experts or people who have used O&M services of other units to make the most suitable choice.
Below are some questions that investors can ask the O&M unit to evaluate the unit’s capacity:
- How many years of experience does the O&M unit have in the field of solar power?
- How many similar solar power systems has the O&M unit provided O&M services for?
- How are the engineers of the O&M unit trained?
- Does the O&M unit have all the necessary equipment to monitor and maintain the solar power system?
- What is the warranty policy of the O&M unit?
- Choosing a reputable O&M unit will help investors ensure the operational efficiency and longevity of the solar power system.
Items in the operation and maintenance of solar power O&M
Depending on the scale and type of solar power system, the O&M unit will perform appropriate items and tasks.
Maintenance of solar power systems
I. Maintenance and repair
II. Preventative maintenance
III. Predictive maintenance
IV. System monitoring and tracking
Clean solar panels
Cleaning solar panels is an important item in the operation and maintenance (O&M) of solar power systems. Regular cleaning will help remove dirt, residue and contaminants, thereby enhancing the system’s power generation efficiency.
Frequency of cleaning solar panels
How often to clean solar panels depends on many factors, including:
- System installation location: Systems installed in areas with a lot of dust and pollution need to be cleaned more often.
- Weather conditions: Systems installed in areas with a lot of rain and storms also need to be cleaned more frequently.
- Type of solar panels: Some types of solar panels have surfaces that are more susceptible to dirt than other types of solar panels.
Methods for cleaning solar panels
There are two popular methods of cleaning solar panels:
- Manual cleaning: Use clean water and a soft cloth to clean the panel surface.
- Cleaning by machine: Use a high-pressure water sprayer or a specialized solar panel cleaning machine to clean the solar panel surface.
Measuring solar power system performance
Measuring solar power system performance is an important job during the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the system. Performance measurement will help determine system performance, thereby detecting and fixing technical problems, ensuring the system operates efficiently and stably.
Parameters to measure when measuring solar power system performance include:
- Performance of solar panels.
- Performance of the grid inverter (inverter).
- Overall system performance.
Optimal O&M technology
When to promote the efficiency of operation and maintenance of solar power systems?
Like any investment project, O&M Solutions also need implementation technology to ensure optimal efficiency.
Mastering O&M technology not only helps you quickly and accurately review issues related to system operation and maintenance.
The application of technology in the operation & maintenance process has helped VREnergy bring remarkable efficiency when ensuring service quality and optimizing conversion efficiency for businesses that are exploiting value from rooftop solar power. .
Analyze IR cameras
IR camera analysis is an advanced O&M technology that uses infrared cameras to check the surface temperature of solar panels. Analyzing the surface temperature of solar panels will help detect potential problems early such as:
- The panels are obscured, dusty or damaged.
- The panels are defective or have performance problems.
- Electrical system problems such as grid inverters, wires, fuses, etc
IV curve analysis
I-V curve analysis is an O&M technology that uses a characteristic meter to measure the current (I) and voltage (V) parameters of solar panels. Analyzing the I-V curve will help determine the performance of solar panels, thereby detecting and fixing technical problems.
Analyze images from Flycam
Image analysis from Flycam is an O&M technology that uses drones (Flycam) to take photos of solar power systems from above. Analyzing images from Flycam will help check the overall system, thereby early detecting problems such as:
- The panels are damaged or lost.
- Obstructions on the surface of the panels.
- Electrical system problems such as broken wires, etc
VREnergy – Professional solar power O&M solution provider
VREnergy is a unit specializing in providing professional solar power O&M solutions in Vietnam. With more than 10 years of experience in the solar power field, VREnergy has successfully implemented thousands of solar power O&M projects for individual, business and organizational customers.
VREnergy provides comprehensive solar power O&M solutions, including:
- System monitoring and tracking: VREnergy uses a smart monitoring system to monitor the system’s operating status 24/7.
- Maintenance and repair: VREnergy performs periodic and unscheduled maintenance and repair work to ensure the system operates well.
- Preventive maintenance: VREnergy uses advanced technologies to detect potential problems that cause problems early.
- Grid integration adjustment: VREnergy performs adjustment work to ensure the solar power system connects to the grid stably.
- Predictive maintenance: VREnergy uses forecasting tools to predict the future operating status of the system, thereby providing timely remedial measures.
VREnergy owns a team of highly qualified solar power O&M engineers and experts who are well-trained and have practical experience. VREnergy is committed to providing high quality solar power O&M services, meeting all customer needs.
If you are looking for a professional solar power O&M solution provider, contact VREnergy for advice and support.