SolarPower Europe launched its “Operation & Maintenance Best Practices Guidelines Version 3.0” report at the O&M and Asset Management Conference in London. Building on the success of the previous edition, version 3.0 dives deeper into innovative business models to improve O&M services with new sections on re-powering, rooftop O&M and digital solutions.
Europe is the continent with the oldest solar fleet and therefore has considerable amount of expertise in solar O&M. O&M, being the most job and value intensive segment in the solar power value chain in Europe, is responsible for about one third of all solar jobs created and gross value added: it is indeed a segment of great importance.
The members of the SolarPower Europe O&M Task Force have decided to put on paper and share in these Best Practices Guidelines their know-how and experience in this field. The Guidelines were first published in 2016 to address quality issues in solar O&M and by 2018, they have become a living document with an active community behind, today already consisting of nearly one hundred top experts from nearly 50 companies.