Frequently Asked Questions
If you have already built a solar system, you have already chosen a contractor. If you have done this carefully, and you have chosen the right ones from more than 200 companies, then most of the construction companies will undertake operation in many cases. It is important to know that there is a big difference between the construction and operation of solar parks. You may want to choose an operator who offers a full service for a monthly fee and not just availability.
The following are worth considering of the offers.
-it specially, focuses exclusively on this task
-it has adequate expertise and machinery
-it offers a full range of operation
-it has references and experience in the field of operation
-it does not give the cheapest offer because there will be hidden costs in it
– who is recommended by others, because then the service worked for them as well
The number of solar businesses is growing because many companies see this as an opportunity to make profit. There are also “garage companies” who will be do other activities in a few years ’time because they cannot stand up to the market without expertise and adequate revenue. It is worth for looking into who can focus on the operation and who is able to respond immediately. This can save a lot of money later.
Operating companies also aim to be able to plan. A long-term contract — a minimum of 3-5 years — makes the life of a business predictable. Scheduled maintenance, area care will be a huge help in the future, as it will greatly help with area management. And if we sign a long-term contract, the operator will make his own job easier.
An average small solar plant with a capacity of 0.5 MW is located on about 1-1.5 hectares. Due to the large area, it is advisable to mow with a tractor-mounted mower between the rows. Under the panels and around the support structure, machine mowing is not feasible. These delicate areas can be reached with a hand mower with adequate efficiency and safety.
Lawn Mowing and weed control can also be a professional job, especially in a solar park. A good operator can do a lot to prevent damage and to avoid possible panel breaks. Not to mention how much time and energy we can save. If a damage occurs, the operator will replace the damaged panel and deal with it.
Some people decide that if they already have 2-3 solar parks, they will cut into operation. If we only look at the above-mentioned lawn mowing and area maintenance, it is already worth considering in this case as well. Just think about how much investment it takes to buy and maintain a tractor and the tools you need to mow. In how many years will this investment show a return? Of course, it is not necessary to buy a tractor, because you can also take care of the area with a manual lawn mower, but it takes much longer. An equipped company for operation already has the right tools and machines. It is advisable to entrust this activity by an operator, the occasional breakdowns and planned maintenance only by a qualified electrician.
Who keeps the panel clean can say that he/she has done everything to achieve long-term, optimal operation. Of course, this is like the issue of car washing divides people. Some people wash their car shiny every day, and of course there are those who only wash it once every 2-3 months. Some people only clean it if they see dirt, possibly bird dirt on the car. Undoubtedly, the dirt on the solar panels will cause a loss of production.
It is not enough for the owner to look at production from time to time. 24-hour IT oversight is essential. The identification of error messages is also essential for the professional correction of production anomalies. The full O&M also includes that the operator ensuring profitable production through continuous production monitoring. A quick reaction is very important, because on a sunny day the owner of the solar park can lose a significant amount due to a loss of production.