Solar PV Operations & Maintenance

Service Plans • Monitoring • Solar Asset Management • Emergency System Restoration 

Solar panels are designed to perform up to 25 years or more. However, a well maintained Solar Photovoltaics (PV) installation can actually perform 10 to 30% better than one that is not. Regular repair, inspection and planned preventive maintenance of your PV system maximizes output and ROI, by minimizing downtime and system inefficiencies caused by age and the elements.

Pfister Energy’s professional and licensed service team are available 24/7 to repair, inspect, upgrade or provide maintenance for any commercial project.  We use thermal imaging and IV-curve tracing as part of our service calls to ensure maximum power production. Maintenance schedules (ranging from quarterly to annually) are determined by the location, type, and size of the installed system.

Examining your system regularly can help prevent issues that may arise down the road. Smaller problems can easily become larger ones if not detected on time.  Pfister Energy provides PV system maintenance and service programs for all manufacturers – no matter who installed it. With a comprehensive checkup plan, you can keep your panels working at maximum efficiency and extend the system’s lifespan.


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System Diagnostics & Testing
SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS & TESTING
Health checks should be performed annually to assess any changes, faults and/or damage to your PV system. Low power production impacts ROI and effective strategies for identifying and correcting problems quickly are needed. Pfister Energy's skilled O&M experts can help identify the cause(s) of power deficiencies and provide the necessary recommendations for PV repair.
Panel Washing
SOLAR PANEL WASHING
A National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study that found dirty panels produce 25 percent less electricity than clean ones. Factors can vary but some include air pollution, agriculture, construction, pollen and sea salt accumulating on the panels. Most importantly, solar panels heavily soiled with bird droppings should be cleaned. Cleaning the panels can optimize energy production — by up to 35%.
Loose Mounting Bracket Check
LOOSE MOUNTING BRACKET CHECK
Solar panels mount to your roof using a metal structure called a rack. The rack carries the weight of the panels and holds them to the roof using several sturdy bolt penetrations. Bolts can loosen in their mounts or become missing over time from natural elements that can cause rack failure. Pfister Energy's certified electricians will inspect and repair the rack to ensure your solar panels are running at peak performance levels.
Damaged Array Analysis
DAMAGED ARRAY ANALYSIS
Heavy snow loads, strong winds and hailstorms can cause some major cracks on the PV modules surface. These cracks may lead to disconnection of cell parts which can cause a loss in the total power generated by the PV modules. Our licensed electricians and professional engineers utilize the latest techniques and equipment to inspect and collect data to determine best option to repair the solar cell.
Inverter Manufacturing Service
INVERTER MANUFACTURING SERVICE
Lower operational cost and achieve greater efficiency in PV plant maintenance. Our in-house PV Operations & Maintenance (O&M) team provides field support and can operate the warranty service.
THERMAL IMAGING
Thermographic inspection of photovoltaic systems, drastically improve the operating company’s return on investment. This allows the fast localization of potential defects at the cell and module level as well as the detection of possible electrical interconnection problems. We will inspect under normal conditions and shut down is not required.

Call 973-653-9880 today to schedule a walk-through and find a preventive maintenance program that fits your budget and system

Service and Preventive Maintenance Programs

Pfister Energy’s customized PM programs maximize panel production and system life and can include:

  • Module “Panel” Cleaning
  • Repair, Replacement and Warranty Service for Module and Inverter Components
  • Web-based Monitoring and Performance Data Analysis
  • Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
    • Commissioning / Decommissioning / Re-conditioning
    • Rewiring or Wire Tightening
    • Visual and Electronic Inspection with Report
    • Performance Testing
    • Thermal Imaging

Benefits:  Regular Maintenance & Online System Monitoring

    • Preserves warranties
    • Maximizes availability and performance
    • Prevents outages
    • Maximizes and extends system life
    • Replaces or supplements live monitoring
    • Minimizes operational and weather-related costs
    • Detects and possibly resolves outages

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