Commercial Solar Maintenance
Following successful completion and commissioning, a commercial solar site will require limited maintenance throughout the useful life of the array. Maintenence falls into two primary categories; regularly scheduled and emergency.
Regularly scheduled system maintenence takes place every few months and there will typically be a more detailed annual inspection. The maintenance checklist includes:
- Washing the solar array to remove dust and other particules
- Inspection of electrical connections on the panels
- Inspection of array tracking equipment (if applicable) to ensure mechanical operation
- Testing inverter equipment to ensure optimal performance
Emergency system maintenance is usually triggered by an alarm from the remote monitoring system that is installed at the site and provides 24/7 monitoring of the solar array and inverter equipment. This monitoring equipment not only provides real-time and historical data on the output of the array but is also a key part of the billing infrastructure. The monitoring equipment is browser based and data is accessibe by clients and developers.