Solar Support launches analytics program to reduce heritage inverter downtime

Dec 15, 2020 09:34 AM ET
  • Design solutions business Solar Support has actually presented a diagnostic equipment maintenance program that uses analytics to evaluate the wellness of main inverters in utility-scale PV systems. Backed by 22 years of inverter and power electronic devices repairing, the program supports both anticipating as well as corrective O&M.
Solar Support launches analytics program to reduce heritage inverter downtime

Solar Support designers examine internal inverter information to review parts, determine approaching issues and also failing trends, and also aid plant supervisors determine and also resource the best parts for fast repairs.

" With hundreds of maturing inverters in the field-- several under high energy PPAs as well as elapsing warranties-- precise diagnostic upkeep is more important than ever before," stated Cliff Myers, Solar Support principal engineer and also founder. "Unlike service options that can take days, we aid asset proprietors comprehend as well as fix the root cause of their inverter concerns in under 24 hrs."

The maintenance program comprises 2 intelligent solutions: information evaluation, which identifies failures once they occur and also anticipating data evaluation, which evaluates failing fads prior to they come to be an issue. Both services include prescriptive suggestions and can be integrated with technological troubleshooting support and training to aid groups fix hard devices problems. Solar Support likewise gives detailed replacement part suggestions to make certain field performances.

Solar Support data evaluation capacities currently include inverters from significant makers.

" We've seen unbelievable success with our data evaluations," Myers said. "With 7,800 energy inverters in our network, our analyses have actually settled 100% of problems-- 98% after one review. This maintains truck rolls at a minimum."

From the beginning, Solar Support owners acknowledged the industry's requirement for an open-source database of inverter fault code resolutions to help technicians anywhere repair devices. Today the company's on the internet expertise site uses free of charge and open access to nearly 1,000 inverter mistake resolutions. Solar Support welcomes collaboration with all makers to assist devices users accessibility diagnostics conveniently.