Operations & Maintenance
Safeguard the longevity of your solar power assetsSuccessful long-term power production and meeting the planned return on investment are the goals of any power plant project. Photovoltaic (PV) power plants require regular maintenance and inspection to ensure that components and grid connectivity installations function correctly. The slightest defect or failure in a minor critical component could result in undesired downtime.
Operators, owners and investors of solar power assets require inspections to be carried out with a high level of technical expertise in order to receive evaluations and recommendations for maintenance and repair activities.
GridLynkprovides regular inspections, performance verification and preventive failure analyses to help you maximise productivity, reduce costly downtime and meet regulatory requirements.
Why is O&M important for your business?The solar PV plants in India are entering a phase of maturity. The total installations will exceed 20 GW by the end of the year, and about half of them would have completed more than 2years of operations by that time. As the plant becomes older, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) becomes more and more important for improving the performance of the plant.
Types of Operations & Maintenance
Like in any power plant, a solar PV plant requires the following types of maintenance
- Preventive Maintenance (PM) which includes routine inspection and servicing of equipment which help prevent breakdowns and reduce energy yield losses. PM is usually a scheduled activity.
- Corrective Maintenance(CM) or Breakdown Maintenance(BM) includes repair of broken down equipment and is usually reactive.
- Condition-Based Monitoring(CBM) involves 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.