Find out about the challenges each PV plant stakeholder faces and the benefits of having an integrated solution.
Solar energy is rapidly emerging as one of the most viable renewable energy sources. Because of the dynamic developments in photovoltaic (PV) technology, PV power plants offer tremendous economic and environmental advantages. Harnessing the demand and opportunities offered by PV projects requires a thorough understanding of both the technological complexities and commercial risks. A PV plant project typically involves many stakeholders, each with their own challenges, expectations and priorities.
For investors and project developers of PV power plants, it is crucial to ensure return on investment. They require independent intelligence on expected energy yield to provide a reliable basis for investment decisions. In addition, they need assurance that their projects deliver on quality and reliability while conforming to international standards.
EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractors have to deal with uncertain weather conditions, quality in workers’ competencies and manufacturers’ resources, which impact their ability to deliver quality installations on time.
Operators need to ensure their PV power plants achieve yield targets and operate efficiently and safe. Downtime due to product malfunctions and maintenance costs will directly impact the bottom line.
It is important to reconcile all stakeholder requirements at each stage of the PV project, starting from its conception, to ensure smooth development of the project. Having a single organisation that can offer integrated solutions throughout the whole project lifecycle can help to save time and minimize the financial risks involved in such expensive and technically complex developments. With a holistic overview of the entire project, such an organisation would be able to address all stakeholder needs - ensuring bankability, efficiency, safety, and quality of the project.
TÜV SÜD’s suite of services covers the whole asset lifecycle, from feasibility and design to operation and decommissioning. With a range of assessment, inspection, testing and certification services, PV plant stakeholders can be assured of a one-stop solution from a reliable partner that provides investment certainty, optimises performance and achieves maximum efficiency and safety.