A properly maintained solar system can increase yield up to 30%, accelerating investment payback. SMA is eager to help you achieve that return with our world-class, system-wide O&M services for commercial and utility systems.
To ensure maximum ROI, it is important to have a watchful and proactive eye on your investment. In addition to our superior inverter technology, the SMA Solar Monitoring Center utilizes advanced, real-time monitoring capabilities to analyze performance, detect potential issues, and resolve matters remotely or dispatch field service engineers to get your system back on track quickly. Allow us to save you time by managing maintenance schedules as well as tracking and reporting on warranty claims and financial information.
Time is money, so module soiling, compromised wiring, shading caused by overgrowth and other plant-wide risks can all have a negative impact on your bottom line. Already the world’s largest servicer of solar inverters, SMA can further help you mitigate risk factors by proactively identifying potential issues and addressing them before they can impact PV plant performance.
With our ability to effectively address both commercial and utility-scale O&M, SMA has the strength and experience to adapt to your requirements and service a diverse portfolio of PV investments while consistently delivering a high level of performance.
With more than 850 service experts, 90 service hubs, 30 plus GW installed globally and thousands of commercial and utility projects completed worldwide - the numbers say it all. SMA is the PV industry’s best financial backstop and long-term partner who places your success as our #1 priority.
For commercial and utility systems
The SMA Preventative plan includes manufacturer preventative maintenance and a visual inspection of the array and BoS components such as combiner boxes, disconnects, and Data Acquisition Systems (DAS). Thermal scans on all electrical DC wiring, inverters, e-housing, pad-mounted transformers, and other electrical equipment identify anomalies. Torque checks and DAS maintenance are also included. Expert advice is provided through remote system monitoring with 24/7 customer support, while a written maintenance summary after each visit and an annual maintenance report provide complete documentation.
For commercial and utility systems
Expanding upon the essential service components of the Preventative plan, the Proactive plan adds in a 24-hour emergency response time and written report for emergency care. Spare parts inventory management simplifies maintenance planning and preserves uptime in the event of an unforeseen mechanical issue. Warranty administration allows for greater focus on revenue-generating activities. System performance is improved through regularly scheduled sub-system testing and verification, real-time monitoring, thermography and calibration services.
The premium option for utility plants
The Performance plan builds upon the Proactive scope of services and delivers the ultimate in O&M support. A complete system design review and 30- day validation test, annual performance ratio guarantees, and enhanced management and reporting provide system owners with an optimum level of long-term security. By leveraging the collective expertise of SMA service engineering, owners benefit from a plan that encompasses all necessary service components to generate bankable guarantees, virtually eliminating risk altogether.