SolarPower Europe Launches New Innovative Business Models for Operations & Maintenance

O&M Guidelines new focus is on re-powering, rooftops and digital innovation

Today, SolarPower Europe launched its 3.0 Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Best Practices Guidelines 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.

Paolo V. Chiantore, Managing Director Italy Baywa r.e. and O&M Task Force Leader for SolarPower Europe commented: “Now that we have reached the third edition of the O&M Best Practice Guidelines, we have further contributed to the growth of our sector. With improvement on the already consistent version 2 and with new sections dedicated to innovations in O&M, and to maintenance of smaller distributed systems, we have made a real difference to driving forward best practice within the industry. For me it is an honour to coordinate the activities of this task force, made of a team of highly qualified professionals who don’t hesitate to dedicate their time to share their invaluable experience, know-how and competence.”

Giorgia Concas, Secretary General of the EU Association of Electrical Contractors (AIE), who have supported the drafting of the distributed solar chapter of the new guidelines said: “Today, most small-scale installations are not covered by operation and maintenance, but this is a promising untapped segment. Growing solar markets create business opportunities and place responsibility on installers to professionalize their operation and maintenance services for small-scale projects. We are honored to have contributed to the new SolarPower Europe guidelines, encouraging the provision of high-quality O&M services even for the smallest solar installations.”

Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director of SolarPower Europe said: “O&M is a crucial segment in the solar power value chain in Europe, it is responsible for about one third of all solar jobs created and gross value added. SolarPower Europe are committed to supporting the industry to improve best practices to deliver the most efficient, innovative and cost-effective solar healthcare services.”

Read the 3.0 version O&M Best Practices Guidelines here.


About the O&M and Asset Management Conference

SolarPower Europe and the Solar Trade Association are bringing together first line experts on O&M and asset management. This event, hosted by legal experts Bird&Bird, will 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 Europe’s solar PV portfolio are already committed to this process.


For more information
Kristina Thoring – Communications Director
T: +32 2 709 55 26

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