ESA Renewables Executes Three Rooftop O&M Contracts in North Carolina
ESA will begin operating and maintaining three 500kW photovoltaic solar systems in North Carolina.
Lake Mary, Fl., April 18, 2013 – ESA Renewables (ESA), an industry leader in providing turnkey solar solutions, will carry out comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) plans on three 500kW rooftop arrays in North Carolina, specifically in Wake, Henderson, and Johnson Counties. Services that will be provided include preventative and corrective maintenance, task assignments, report generation, budgeting, stock inventory, thermal imaging and document management for an initial period of five years.
“Utilizing our highly experienced solar energy engineering staff, ESA has the ability to track all of the indicators and parameters to optimize performance and to carry out the required maintenance of each solar site,” said Javier Latre Gorbe, Vice-President of Technical Operations for ESA Renewables.
The O&M teams are strategically placed near each location to more effectively service and maintain the site according to best practice industry standards. The solar technicians will routinely perform preventative and corrective maintenance tasks. The preventative maintenance focus is on predicting failures, maintaining equipment, and ensuring tasks are performed according to a schedule to effectively manage time and capital. The corrective maintenance focus is on responding to incoming alerts to evaluate and, if needed, restore the site to optimal working condition, maximizing financial and energy returns.
“Due to ESA’s diligence and attention to detail in every facet of energy production, many installations are currently producing 20% more than projected by third party reports,” said Tammy Rhode, Manager of the Operations and Maintenance Department for ESA Renewables. “ESA manages the operation and maintenance platform effectively and efficiently manages the technician’s time which reduces the overall costs of O&M.”
ESA performs preventative maintenance services on the sites at least twice a year, to ensure that the sites are in optimal working order. In addition to the scheduled preventative maintenance (PM) service, ESA will also perform sample size tests to verify that nothing is overlooked– such as bolts, wiring and places where a normal performance alert may not be raised.
About ESA Renewables, LLC
ESA Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the industry providing turnkey solar PV systems worldwide. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of more than 500 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. ESA’s scope of services includes financing, engineering, construction, testing, monitoring, and operation and maintenance. With headquarters in Castellon, Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, Chile, and Italy. For more information about ESA Renewables, LLC, please visit http://www.esarenewables.com or call 407-268-6455.