Operations And Maintenance

Solar panel conversion efficiency, typically in the 20% range, is reduced by dust, grime, pollen, and other particulates that accumulate on the solar panel. "A dirty solar panel can reduce its power capabilities by up to 30% in high dust/pollen or desert areas", says Seamus Curran, associate professor of physics at the University of Houston and director of the Institute for NanoEnergy, which specializes in the design, engineering, and assembly of nanostructures.

The fast growing utility-scale PV industry in India demands well managed operation & maintenance (O&M) services to keep plant performance at par with the needed expectations as well as applicable regulations. As utilities embrace and rely on solar PV grid-connected plants for both commercial and industrial applications, Elite Power Solar has the capabilities as well as experience in all aspects of solar plant O&M to help deliver optimal power.

The fast growing Solar Power field and our Customer base demands well managed Operation and Maintenance Services to keep the plant at optimum performing condition at par with the needed expectation of the client and also the applicable regulations. We offer:

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A) Preventive Maintenance (PM):

  • Routine inspection and servicing of equipment
  • Panel cleaning – At twice a month or depending upon the dust
  • Vegetation Management – After rainfall and based on local conditions
  • DC & AC electrical sub system testing
  • Mechanical inspections
  • IV Curve Testing
  • Sensor Calibration
  • Security Systems
  • Documentation of events
  • Warranty Management
  • Diagnose faults through data mining

B) Condition-Based Monitoring (CBM)

Monitoring of equipment condition and plant operations on a real-time basis and addresses a potential problem at a very early stage to prevent downtime. This requires a robust plant performance monitoring system and Active Monitoring (Inverter Level).

C) Corrective Maintenance (CM) or Breakdown Maintenance (BM)

Repair of broken down equipment and is usually reactive.