Operation and Maintenance Task Force

Acknowledging the emerging importance of Operation and Maintenance for the future technical and economic performance of the PV systems and plants, SolarPower Europe together with its members, has taken the initiative to develop Best Practices Guidelines for the European solar sector and contribute to the improvement of the quality and standardisation of the service provision.

In 2015 and 2016, 20+ companies and 40+ experts, led by First Solar and coordinated by SolarPower Europe worked to achieve the first milestone which was the launch of Version 1.0 of the O&M Best Practices Guidelines.

Since the beginning of 2017, the Task Force, enhanced by more companies and experts and reinvigorated by a new Task Force leader, Alectris, has been working on the following objectives:

  • Promote the O&M Best Practices Guidelines across Europe and also outside of Europe (especially in emerging markets) and increase awareness, consensus and encourage adoption by industry
  • Disseminate the Version 2.0 O&M Best Practices Guidelines launched in December 2017
  • Lead and contribute to the development of an O&M template contract under the Global Solar Energy Standardisation Initiative of the Terrawatt Initiative and IRENA
  • Encourage debate amongst high-level experts from the O&M and asset management business
  • Facilitate networking with your peers, clients and suppliers

SolarPower Europe is bringing together first line 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. Leading companies that represent a large share of Europes solar PV portfolio are already committed to the process. 

For more information on the O&M task force please contact Mate Heisz at m.heisz@solarpowereurope.org ; +32 2 709 55 40 



Past Operation & Maintenance Task Force Meetings

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