Proper Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Guide for Solar Power Systems to Save Costs

Proper Operation and Maintenance OM Guide

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Corrective maintenance: This focuses on fixing unplanned equipment failures and unwanted downtime. This “bug-fixing” approach can help minimize upfront costs, but at the same time creates a higher risk of major component failures and cut-throat.

Corrective maintenance often requires warranty terms with suppliers and contractors. To avoid this level over the 25-year life of the solar PV system, other maintenance issues should be implemented.

Check and clean regularly to maintain performance

Regular cleaning is important to maintain the performance of a solar photovoltaic system. There are several aspects to consider:

Clean dirt: Dirt accumulated on solar panels can reduce system performance. Rain can help with partial cleaning, increasing solar panel efficiency by 3 to 5% and reducing the need for manual washing, saving effort and costs. To decide when to clean, analyze the annual rainfall pattern at the specific location and do not rush into cleaning too early. Monthly dirt reporting can help make smarter decisions.

Inverter: The inverter is an important device in the system, converting DC electricity from the system into AC electricity suitable for the grid. Infrared scanning and monitoring can help detect problems before the drive experiences serious problems that can lead to loss of output.

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Tracking system: The tracking system helps optimize the position of the panels according to sunlight to maximize DC input to the inverter. The monitoring system should be regularly checked and adjusted at least twice per year to reflect seasonal changes.

Prevent weeds and trees: prevent weeds to avoid the risk of fire and explosion and create shade. Be aware of the negative effects of using weed control equipment which can cause damage to solar equipment due to flying debris and similar issues.

Prepare before operating the O&M system

Yes, these are the necessary preparation steps before operating the O&M system.

Read and understand diagrams and operating instructions

This is the most important step to ensure you understand how to operate the system safely and effectively. The system diagram will give you an overview of the system’s components and how they connect to each other. The operating instructions will provide you with specific steps for operating each component of the system.

Check and ensure necessary equipment, tools and components

Before starting to operate the system, you need to make sure that all necessary equipment, tools and components are ready and working properly. If any equipment is damaged or defective, it must be repaired or replaced before operating the system.

Ensure availability of electricity and water sources

O&M systems often require power and water sources to operate. You need to ensure that the power and water sources are ready and can provide enough power for the system.

Prepare tools and personal protective equipment

Before operating the system, you need to prepare the necessary tools and personal protective equipment. The tool will help you perform operational tasks easily and effectively. Personal protective equipment will help you protect yourself from hazards when operating the system.

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Adequate preparation before operating the O&M system will help you ensure safety and efficiency during operation.

O&M system operating procedures

The O&M system operating process includes the following steps:

Check and ensure the system operates stably

The first step in the O&M system operation process is to check and ensure the system operates stably. This includes the following tasks:

  • Check important parameters and indicators of the system, such as power output, operating temperature of devices, etc.
  • Check the structure and condition of the system, such as battery rack, support pillars, etc.
  • Check electrical equipment, such as inverters, fuses, etc.

Track important parameters and metrics

After the initial check, it is necessary to continue monitoring important parameters and indicators of the system during operation. This helps detect potential problems early, allowing for timely remedial measures.

Handle incidents and problems that arise during operation

During operation, problems and issues may arise. At that time, timely remedial measures are needed to avoid affecting the operation of the system.

Carry out operations according to routine and schedule

In addition to regular inspection and monitoring, periodic and scheduled operations should be carried out. This helps ensure the system operates stably and efficiently.

Check and ensure the system operates stably

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This step needs to be done regularly, at least daily. Specific jobs include:

  • Check the system’s power output. Lower than normal power output can be a sign of a number of problems, such as dirt on the surface of the panels, damaged electrical equipment, etc.
  • Check the operating temperature of the devices. High operating temperatures can reduce system performance and even damage equipment.
  • Check the structure and condition of the system. Structural damage can affect system safety.
  • Check electrical equipment. Electrical equipment damage can stop the system from working.

Track important parameters and metrics

Important parameters and indicators that need to be monitored regularly include:

  • System power output
  • Operating temperature of the devices
  • Input and output voltage of the devices
  • The input and output currents of the devices
  • MPPT voltage of the inverter
  • Environment temperature

Handle incidents and problems that arise during operation

Depending on the severity of the problem or problem, it can be handled in the following ways:

  • If the problem or problem is minor, you can handle it yourself according to the instructions of the manufacturer or O&M service provider.
  • If the problem or problem is major, contact the manufacturer or O&M service provider for support.

Carry out operations according to routine and schedule

Periodic and scheduled operations should be performed by qualified engineers. Specific jobs include:

  • Check the overall system
  • Clean the battery panels
  • Check and maintain electrical equipment
  • Replace damaged equipment

Above is the procedure for operating the O&M system. Proper operation of the O&M system will help ensure the system operates stably and efficiently, while also extending the life of the system.

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Manage data and report accurately

Accurate data management and reporting is an important part of O&M system operations and maintenance. Accurate data management and reporting helps:

  • Monitor system performance
  • Detect potential problems early
  • Provide information for decision making

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Tasks that need to be performed in data management and accurate reporting include:

  • Collect and store information and data related to the O&M system

Information and data that need to be collected and stored include:

  • Electricity output
  • Operating temperature of the devices
  • Input and output voltage of the devices
  • The input and output currents of the devices
  • MPPT voltage of the inverter
  • Environment temperature

This information and data can be collected from monitoring systems, measuring devices, or from reports from operations and maintenance teams.

  • Prepare reports on system operation, maintenance and upkeep

Reports need to be prepared periodically, usually monthly or quarterly. These reports should include information and data collected, as well as analysis and evaluation.

  • Analyze and evaluate data to improve performance

Collected and stored data need to be analyzed and evaluated to detect potential problems early, thereby taking timely remedial measures. The data can also be used to improve system performance.

Ensuring safety and environmental protection

Ensuring safety and environmental protection is an important requirement in the operation and maintenance of O&M systems. Ensuring safety and environmental protection helps:

  • Protect people and property
  • Environmental protection
  • Create a good image for your business

Tasks that need to be performed to ensure safety and environmental protection in the operation and maintenance of the O&M system include:

  • Comply with regulations on labor safety and environmental protection

Regulations on labor safety and environmental protection are issued by competent authorities. Compliance with these regulations helps ensure human safety and environmental protection.

  • Ensure personal and equipment protection measures

Personal and equipment protection measures should be taken to protect people and equipment from hazards during operation and maintenance of O&M systems. These measures include:

  • Use appropriate personal protective equipment and tools
  • Ensure operating and maintenance equipment is regularly serviced and maintained

Wastes generated during operation and maintenance of O&M systems need to be handled and disposed of in a safe and environmentally protective manner. Waste treatment and disposal measures include:

  • Collect and classify waste
  • Solid waste treatment
  • Liquid waste treatment
  • Hazardous waste treatment

Improve O&M system

Improving the O&M system is a continuous process that needs to be done regularly to ensure the system operates effectively and stably. This process includes the following steps:

Evaluate and analyze problems and difficulties in system operation, maintenance and servicing

The first step is to evaluate and analyze the problems and difficulties in operating, maintaining and servicing the system. These problems and difficulties may include:

  • Low system performance
  • High frequency of maintenance and servicing
  • High operating and maintenance costs
  • Lack of professional human resources

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To evaluate and analyze these problems and difficulties, the following tools and methods can be used:

  • Collect and analyze operational and maintenance data
  • Interview the operations and maintenance team
  • Conduct customer opinion surveys

Recommend and implement measures to improve performance and enhance operational capabilities

Based on the results of assessment and analysis, measures to improve performance and enhance operational capabilities should be proposed and implemented. These measures may include:

  • Use new and modern technologies
  • Change operating and maintenance procedures
  • Training and improving the capacity of the operation and maintenance team

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of improvement measures

After implementing improvement measures, it is necessary to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of these measures. This helps determine which measures are effective and need to be continued, and which measures need to be adjusted or replaced.

Conclude

In this article on O&M operation instructions for solar power systems , VREnergy has systematized the necessary knowledge about O&M operations from overview to details that you can learn more about. Hope the knowledge and experience we share in this guide is useful to you.

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