Today at Intersolar Europe, SolarPower Europe launched the Solar O&M Best Practices Mark, a self-certification-based label to promote transparency and excellence in the Operation and
Europe is the continent with one of the largest and oldest fleet of solar plants; we need proper care for these assets to meet performance expectations. Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is key to the technical and economic performance of solar systems and plants.
O&M has become a standalone segment within the solar industry, and it is widely acknowledged by all stakeholders that high-quality O&M services mitigate potential risks, improve the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) prices, and positively impact the return on investment (ROI).
One of the main challenges facing the solar O&M industry is the discrepancies between the quality of services provided by different O&M contractors. Reasons for this include increasing price pressure, lack of standardisation and minimum requirements, inadequate management processes, poorly qualified staff and insufficient use of digital data analytics.
SolarPower Europe together with its members has therefore taken the initiative to develop Best Practices Guidelines for the European solar sector and contribute to the improvement of the quality and standardisation of Operations & Maintenance.
Join SolarPower Europe’s O&M Task Force
SolarPower Europe brings together world class experts on O&M to drive the discussion and work on standards and practices that the industry, the financial community and all the relevant stakeholders can benefit from.
If you are interested in joining this task force, contact Máté Heisz.
O&M and Asset Management
O&M Task Force Leader
O&M Best Practice Guidelines Version 3.0
Responding to the discrepancies that exist in today’s solar O&M market, the SolarPower Europe O&M Best Practices Guidelines make it possible for all to benefit from the experience of leading experts in the sector and increase the level of quality and consistency in O&M. These Guidelines are meant for O&M contractors as well as investors, financiers, asset owners, asset managers, monitoring tool providers, technical consultants and all interested stakeholders in Europe and beyond.
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