The term commissioning may sound like a complex exercise or something that entails a time-consuming process. This mindset cannot be applied when it comes to solar panel solutions. Solar system commissioning is a critical step in the installation process. Commissioning, in this case, is to formalize quality control of installed solar systems. The procedures are designed to ensure safety and that components function as per their specifications. At GenRenew, we specialize in solar system commissioning. Our team can also provide detailed reports that come with independent engineer certificates for our clients.
What Is Solar System Commissioning?
After a solar system has been successfully installed and inspection is done, one can plug the system into the grid to start transferring energy. This process is often referred to as commissioning the solar system. This is also a time for the installer to hand the responsibilities to the operator or owner of the new system.
When starting a system for the first time, the procedure typically starts at the array and ends at the point of connection. This is designed to reduce hazards; and make diagnosing and testing subsystems easier, especially if one encounters problems during the installation process.
Solar system commissioning also helps prevents unnecessary injury, shocks, and fires.
Why Is Solar System Commissioning Important?
If the solar industry is to continue expanding and becoming a significant part of the US energy portfolio, both short-term and long-term system performance is required to maintain goodwill and public confidence. Today, a wide range of entities are making concerted efforts to control the quality of these systems. They include rebate administrators, legislators, manufacturers, Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) providers, and more.
Solar system commissioning encourages integrators to be more responsible for their installations and facilitate prompt project closeout and payment. By successfully commissioning these systems, one can achieve more satisfying installers and system owners, which leads to new clients and repeat customers. As you can see, commissioning is an essential part of the growth of the solar industry.
What Does GenRenew Offer for Solar System Commissioning?
GenRenew solar system commissioning plans can protect your solar investments and ensure that the systems continue to perform over their entire service lifespan. Here’s a quick look at our commissioning procedures:
- Inspect individual components
- Compare findings to manufacturers recommendations and built drawings
- Verify terminal torque, wiring insulation, etc.
- Utilizing IV Curve Tracers and conduct flash test data comparisons
- Utilize thermal imaging technology
- Utility requirement testing for system functionality and quality
- Run through start-up and shut-down procedures
- Provide comprehensive list of installer deficiencies for clients
Choose GenRenew for Solar System Commissioning Today
At GenRenew, we are dedicated to helping our clients get their solar systems off to the right start. Our team achieves this goal by offering unmatched commissioning services. You can enjoy complete peace of mind that we follow the most comprehensive and stringent solar system commissioning programs in the industry. Other reasons to choose us for your commissioning needs include the necessity of constantly reviewing commissioning processes, calibrating test equipment (at least once per year), and more. This ensures that you and our stay in line with the latest solar best practices and technology.