Solar O&M 2015: Maximizing Fleet Performance

October 7 & 8, 2015 - Carlsbad, California, USA

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.

Agenda Highlights

  • 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