Intersolar Europe 2013: IBC SOLAR Introduces Operation & Maintenance Service and Inspection Packages

Bad Staffelstein / Germany, June 11th, 2013 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic systems, affirms its position as a full-service provider by offering two new solutions: service packing for operation and maintenance (O&M), and professional inspection of photovoltaic (PV) systems. IBC SOLAR delivers comprehensive service from a single source to customers worldwide. Lately, these proven services even extend to PV systems manufactured and installed by other companies. IBC SOLAR will present its offerings, including product innovations and additional services, at this year's Intersolar Europe - the world's largest exhibition for the solar industry - in Munich from June 19th to 21st (hall B6, stand 310).
IBC SOLAR can satisfy all servicing requirements, from planning to installation and expert maintenance. The proven O&M service package is designed as a system for the efficient remote and on-site surveillance and upkeep of PV systems. It offers a variety of flexible IBC SOLAR services that are seamlessly combined in customized service packages to meet the individual customer’s specific needs. With extensive expertise along the entire value chain, IBC SOLAR can guarantee the maximum performance ratio of PV installations, thus giving customers peace of mind. In fact, PV systems without a professional O&M contract have a nearly five percent lower performance ratio than PV systems that are monitored by experienced service providers*. IBC SOLAR guarantees optimal performance for its own and – as a new service – also for third-party PV system installations. The full-scale O&M services are offered for ground-mounted systems larger than one megawatt peak (MWp) and roof systems larger than 500 kilowatt peak (kWp).

IBC SOLAR’s O&M worry-free package is based on five basic services. Starting with remote monitoring containing the continuous analysis of operation data, it includes incident management, where IBC SOLAR coordinates all repair activities for a minimum downtime. Services for preventive maintenance and inspection assure the compliance with product warranties and regulations. Furthermore, IBC SOLAR provides green care services for open space systems. Last but not least, customers and investors are well-informed by transparent and continuous reporting.

For projects that require more than the usual services, IBC SOLAR supports them with extra services, like technical upgrades, fixing impairments for non-contractual damage, system audits, thermographic inspections and more.

PV system inspection service
In its newly designed PV inspection package, IBC SOLAR provides customers with benefits ranging from a wide toolbox of monitoring, inspection and evaluation methods. The professional inspection of PV systems by IBC SOLAR includes a one-time PV inspection test to assess whether the facility works as planned and delivers the desired yields. Customized PV inspections can include a performance monitoring system, which covers everything from installing a monitoring device, to data visualization. The assistance includes inspection of design and planning documentation to ensure compliance with general design rules. The list of benefits IBC SOLAR provides through its inspection services extends to the analysis of operating data with performance evaluation, on-site inspection of PV power plants and field/outdoor measurements. IBC SOLAR will even train its customers’ technical staff on a plethora of topics like fault detection and correction or performance checks.

IBC SOLAR is proud to offer these service packages to any customer, irrespective of location with the support of its subsidiaries and Service Partners, whose global locations help to minimize times and costs. As a total service provider with over 30 years of experience in the PV market, the company is perfectly positioned to handle all aspects of a photovoltaic project, from engineering planning, procurement and construction, to long-term maintenance and quality control, which ensures a fast return on investment. The package services for O&M and PV inspection will be presented at IBC SOLAR AG’s stand at this year’s Intersolar Europe in Munich / Germany (hall B6, stand 310). The IBC SOLAR trade fair team will be happy to answer any questions visitors may have.

*Source: meteocontrol GmbH, symposium February 15th 2012, Munich Germany