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The Future of European O&M as PV markets go global

published: 2015-06-04 20:21

When the construction of a PV plant is completed and the plant reaches the operational stage, O&M decisions become the sole means of influencing power yield and financial revenue.

As Martin Smirl, Senior Manager of Operations at leading vertically integrated O&M provider SunEdison, comments: “Without best practice in O&M, you risk revenue streams from the PPAs, the RECs, or the performance guarantees"

Furthermore, legislative changes and reductions to feed-in-tariff schemes are stimulating global expansion and local development in the O&M market.

“O&M has followed the general solar trend and the global pattern which began with the feed in tariff-driven power plants, first in Spain and then in Germany and a large wave that we had in Italy”, comments Jorg Heinermann, Executive Vice President at SunPower. 

With up to a forty-year asset life view of the plant, O&M  providers such as SunEdison, First Solar, EDF Renewable Services and SunPower are focussed on the future, making sure that the O&M decisions made today will maximise plant performance over its entire lifetime. In the newly released whitepaper The Future of European O&M as PV Markets Go Global, produced in conjunction with the PV O&M Europe forum, these leading providers discuss the strategies they are employing in the PV plants under their operation.

Access the complimentary whitepaper, The Future of European O&M as PV Markets Go Global, here: //1.pv-insider.com/LP=3343 

Discover the PV O&M Europe forum here: //www.pv-insider.com/operations-maintenance-europe/ 

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