OPTIMIZING RENEWABLE ENERGY ASSETS FOR MAXIMUM RETURNS
Once an asset is built and running, the real work begins. Optimize performance and maximize your revenue with our best-in-class O+M services. Our team manages the day-to-day functions of operating your assets with diligent, around-the-clock monitoring and proactive maintenance.
We provide operations, maintenance and asset management services for solar and bioenergy projects across the southeast United States. Our team of engineers, technicians, electricians and analysts brings decades of experience to keep your assets in optimal condition for long-term success.
- High winds and flooding from Hurricane Florence knocked out power to the entire local Duke grid.
- Roads were cut off and flooded, making travel to the site difficult.
- Numerous solar modules were blown off, ripping wires with them
- The fence was knocked down in some areas on site
- Despite flooded roads, our technicians were able to inspect the site immediately, before power was restored, finding no major equipment damage.
- Isolated the site from the grid so the site could be properly re-energized under RPI supervision
- Worked with equipment manufacturers to get all equipment back to running at 100% output
- Replaced damaged modules and wiring, and fixed fence sections
- A number of utility customers served by the circuit connected to the Bartow Solar Farm were complaining about flickering lights and other equipment operational problems.
- We investigated the Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) on the solar delivery point.
- Installed monitoring instrumentation and determined there were power quality issues with the solar output that coincided with the customer’s flickering problems.
- Modified inverter firmware and settings. Changed the City’s distribution circuit configuration to bring the solar output closer to the substation.
- The modifications brought the THD down to industry standards and eliminated the customers’ problems.
- The site was built with more AC inverter capacity than the delivery commitment to the utility customer.
- We implemented a dynamic inverter control system that allows parts of the array to generate more power when other parts of the array are operating at less than full capacity.
- The site can now produce full contract capacity for up to nine hours per day on a clear day, and higher capacity than before on cloudy days.
- To maintain maximum energy output and availability in a remote site.
- Constant monitoring, benchmarking and diligent preventive maintenance, paired with good equipment selection and construction practices, have enabled this site to average over 99% availability for its first two years of operation.