If you’re considering installing a solar project, you may wonder how much time and money its operations and maintenance will take. Luckily, solar operations and maintenance don’t take up too much time or money. In fact, they are quite easy and efficient to maintain. And if you partner with Verogy for your solar development, installation, and maintenance, you gain access to our solar preventative maintenance program, which includes the following services.
Solar panel systems don’t need constant physical maintenance, but they do need constant monitoring. That’s why our commercial solar operations and maintenance, or O&M services, include solar monitoring. When we provide this service, we acquire your solar system’s data with a third-party data collection system as well as proprietary analytical systems. These systems allow us to monitor and measure your solar panels’ performance data, along with their weather and irradiance data, all of which can help us predict and detect potential issues.
Monitoring works as part of a solar preventative maintenance plan. Preventative maintenance involves performing simple routine tasks to resolve any small problems before they grow bigger. Performing preventative maintenance tasks is much more efficient in the long run than reactive maintenance. When you practice reactive maintenance, you wait until your system develops a major problem before you have it serviced. Reactive maintenance often leads to much larger repair costs, whereas preventative maintenance involves regular, but much smaller, service fees. Ultimately, preventative maintenance measures like solar monitoring save you large amounts of time and money and reduce your long-term maintenance costs.
Periodically, your solar panels need physical maintenance to keep them running properly. When we provide these solar panel services, we make sure your panel system meets OSHA safety standards. We also conduct random site audits to check on your solar array’s operations. While remote monitoring makes our O&M services simpler and more efficient, in-person preventative maintenance also keeps your system running well. We know that a combination of off- and on-site monitoring and maintenance will keep your solar system running well. That’s why we offer both field services and remote monitoring to our customers.
While we can help you with your solar asset management, you should also know how to perform several solar panel maintenance tasks and checks on your system. First, you or your facility manager should regularly check for dirt, dust, and debris on your solar panels and clear it away if any is found. You should also stay in contact with us and pay attention to any alarms or reports you receive about your solar asset. You should also perform preventative maintenance scheduling for routine appointments. Fortunately, solar panel systems don’t require too much hands-on maintenance, so these tasks should not be too time consuming.
Performing preventative maintenance tasks is much more efficient in the long run than reactive maintenance. When you practice reactive maintenance, you wait until your system develops a major problem before you have it serviced. Reactive maintenance often leads to much larger repair costs, whereas preventative maintenance involves regular, but much smaller, service fees.
If you want to keep your maintenance costs low while receiving top-quality solar services, reach out to Verogy today. We understand solar power systems’ needs and how to keep them running no matter what happens. If you want professional support to maintain a piece of equipment such as a solar array, we have the right expertise for the job. Our team has experience working across the commercial solar industry, so we have comprehensive knowledge of all kinds of solar solutions. We can also help you finance and develop your project. Whatever your solar goals are, Verogy has the industry knowledge and expertise to help you achieve them. Begin developing, installing, and maintaining your solar asset with us today to take advantage of renewable energy and its benefits.