Analysing and Optimizing the Performance of Existing Plants.
Surveying the Potential of Existing Plants.
Even when temporary peaks in solar radiation can mean that initial performance forecasts are easily exceeded in reality, it always pays off to subject a power plant’s performance to closer scrutiny. Potential reserves might be hard to spot and not easily recognized at first sight. Over the course of a power plant’s lifetime, they can, nonetheless, have a significant impact on the overall investment.
Too low sensor resolution or monitoring depth can hide drops in performance, especially if performance degrades slowly over time. All sensors have a certain tolerance, which leads to an uncertainty margin of approx. 5%. Depending on the extent of monitoring, this can mean a hidden loss of up to 50,000kWh per megawatt of installed power every year.
The typical reasons for suboptimum performance can be found in one of the following categories:
• Component quality
• Degradation, especially in the form of potential-induced degradation (PID)
• Planning flaws
• Poor maintenance and operations
SOLON’s Technical Advice Services
SOLON offers you a unique and comprehensive service package for established power plants. These services are designed to help you pinpoint the hidden effects that stop your investments from realizing its full potential and to find ways to return your power plant to its intended performance.
Years of comprehensive experience with module production, research and development in module and plant components, and cutting-edge measuring equipment allow us to offer the investors, operators, and asset managers meaningful advice on the technical optimization of their plants. We also offer bespoke service packages for investors and asset managers to give their plants a full health-check before or as part of technical due diligence processes. With our help, you will avoid unpleasant surprises in your inspections and protect the true value of your assets.