PV AMPS SERVICES
Launching a new Commercial, Industrial, or Utility Solar + Storage project? Is your group considering a site or questioning the project’s technical viability? We have guided clients through these questions many times for various project sizes and have the processes in place to navigate this discovery phase in a timely and cost-effective manner.
PV AMPS is a multistate Licensed Electrical Engineering firm. We assist clients with Electrical Design and Engineer of Record services. PV AMPS has the electrical engineering know-how to facilitate any size project in over 25 states in the Continental U.S.
Performance Testing is often critical to prove the system performs as expected and before the owner will make final payment and commercial operation is obtained. We work with you from project launch through final performance test verification.
PLAN REVIEW: EE, SE, CE
We provide multidisciplinary plan review services for electrical, structural, and civil solar design packages. As a project advances into the design phase, this independent review reduces schedule risk by ensuring the plans are coordinated, code compliant, and meet contract requirements before they are submitted for permit. This also provides an opportunity to provide feedback to the design team on design optimization.
UNIFIED FIELD INVESTIGATIONS
Do you need a “solar fixer?” Often projects have challenges that are hard to identify and resolve. Utilizing decades of experience, we bring a holistic view to your project, to understand the issues, identify root causes, and plan corrective actions. PV AMPS prides ourselves on being known as “Engineers in Boots.”
Depending on the project size and the interconnection utility, a variety of certifications are required. Acting as your Independent Engineer, PV AMPS can assist you by providing the following certifications: Mechanical Completion, Commercial Operation, and Yearly Site Operational Readiness.
We work with owners, asset managers, and O&M teams to analyze the data of operational assets, confirming data integrity and if the data can be trusted before making changes to O&M plans. Once you can trust your data, we evaluate plant production and provide corrective maintenance recommendations to maximize performance. Too much money is at stake to make an O&M decision with unvalidated data you don’t trust.
DAS & MET ASSESSMENTS
Do you think your system is under-performing? Your meteorological sensors may be lying to you. It may be as simple as your sensors being out of alignment with the modules or they were installed in a way that impacts the measurement. Having the measurements reflect the site conditions is a critical step in preparing for performance testing or making O&M decisions. PV AMPS can validate and recommission the site sensors so you can make good decisions.
As solar power assets age, the equipment can break and degrade, operation contracts expire and systems fall under their performance goals. We investigate the current conditions and create an assessment report with recommendations to rehabilitate the site and work up design options to repair or upgrade the asset.
PLANNING FOR PERFORMANCE TESTING
Training keeps your team up to date with evolving best practices and reduces your risk by learning from real life project challenges. We offer a one-day course for Pre-construction and Performance Test team members that covers Performance Testing standards, process, contracts, PVsyst test model and implementation. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls using an open, transparent and collaborative process. We offer a variety of topics and tailor the course to your team’s needs.