Choosing a commercial solar PV maintenance provider is essential for protecting and getting the most out of your green energy investment. When looking at your options, here are six questions to consider adding to your pre-qualification questionnaire to see if they’re a good fit.
How comprehensive or bespoke is their maintenance?
If you need to cover everything, it makes sense to choose a provider that can handle all or most of your requirements. However, you’ll want to know they have the expert knowledge to carry out every task with accuracy. You may have a team of experts that can handle some of the maintenance requirements. In that case, you’ll want to find a solar plant O&M provider that doesn’t just apply a one-size-fits-all quote. A more flexible approach is required.
What industry credentials do they have?
Inspections are highly technical. You’ll want to know that the engineers working on the diagnostics and remedial work are highly qualified. Not only that, you’ll want to know they have the latest technical equipment to ensure optimum accuracy, safety and efficiency. Key accreditations to look out for include SafeContractor and NICEIC.
How will you be informed of the results and findings from any inspections?
It’s worth asking about the reports. You’ll want to be kept in the loop and know that the information will be presented in a way that’s easily accessible and shareable with your team and decision-makers.
How much do the services cost, and what’s included in the annual package?
Many solar plant O&M companies will create an annual package. It’s worth asking for a full breakdown of what’s included and how much this will cost. Make sure you have both proactive and reactive work covered in the contract.
How long have they been providing remedial work for businesses?
If a company has a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality maintenance for businesses, you can feel confident that they will deliver a good service and develop a professional working relationship with your business.
What is their sustainability policy?
Do they carefully select and consider methods and materials based on their environmental impact? Getting to know the company’s sustainability initiatives will help your business cut carbon emissions and reach your corporate responsibility goals.
Partnering with Remark Group, you won’t have the stress of coordinating multiple contractors, as we are uniquely positioned in the market to offer turnkey LV solutions. With our multidisciplined engineers, we can move seamlessly from one system to the next. Contact the solar panel O&M experts at Remark Group today.