Commissioning Solar PV Systems

What Is Solar PV Commissioning?

Solar PV commissioning is a system which formalizes the quality control process of solar PV systems. This procedure determines if these systems are safe and performing correctly.

Normally, the owner of a solar PV system has a particular goal in mind for its purpose, like reducing electricity bills, powering supplemental generators, and other applications. With this information, solar PV system designers then create an effective plan to put these goals into action.

Installation manuals will commonly use the term “solar PV commissioning” broadly to refer to start-up or closeout procedures of solar grid components. Solar PV commissioning is critical to ensure safety and avoid dangerous malfunctions.

Benefits of Solar Commissioning

Diminishing solar PV system performance naturally happens over time. Commissioning offers an organized method to ensure the output and efficiency of your solar grid.

Some important benefits of solar PV system commissioning include:

  • Locating under-performing cells
  • Avoiding energy loss
  • Ensure overall system function
  • Lowering the incidence of future costly repairs
  • Improving comfort levels
  • Extending the life of equipment

Make a Checklist

Commissioning technicians use equipment inspection checklists to research common equipment issues, create work orders for and follow the progress of repairs, meet state, local, and federal code compliance requirements, and ensure that issues have been fully resolved after servicing.

Solar grids are becoming more and more popular with industrial companies, utility providers, small business owners, and homeowners alike. That’s why it’s more important now than ever to ensure the safety and efficiency of solar grids.