Driven by the investment tax credit (ITC) and ‘third-party ownership’ financing models, investors and developers are moving aggressively to expand their portfolios of utility-scale and distributed solar projects. As the installed base of long-lived solar assets continues to grow and distributed installations becoming a larger piece of the base, operation and maintenance (O&M) has become even more important in maximizing system performance and long-term asset profitability. Investors, banks and asset owners are increasingly focused on the risks and performance of assets, and requiring detailed O&M data in order to assess project risks, profitability and valuation.
Solar asset owners, investors, lenders and the O&M community will gather at Solar O&M 2015: Maximizing Fleet Performance to explore the latest efforts and developments to meet the challenges of operating and maintaining its expanding asset base. From the strategic factors shaping the O&M landscape to the latest technologies and O&M best practices that will improve energy output and financial performance, the event will provide the information and insight needed to better manage the industry’s assets and maximize its investments.
- The Solar O&M Marketplace – Evolving Trends and Developments in North America
- Solar Asset Owners’ and Investors’ Perspectives on O&M
- Aligning Owner and O&M Providers Interest
- Presentation: Latest Development in UAV’s (Drones) – Regulation and Use
- Case Study: Best Practices for Identifying & Quantifying PV Module
- Case Study: Managing PV Asset risk using Module Level Thermal
- Case Study: How Aerial Platforms can be used to improving O&M
- Case Study: Utilizing UAS for Drainage Calculation and Visualization
- Best Practice in System Optimization and Maintenance
- Best Practices and Developing Standards in Solar PV O&M
- Next Generation Monitoring, Data Analytics and Reporting
- Equipment Warranties – Experience, Developments and Improvements
- Storage and PV Systems