Solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations require inspections by internal or municipal inspectors to ensure they are set up in keeping with renewable energy regulatory requirements. They also help ensure the proper maintenance and upkeep of installations on an ongoing basis. Let’s review a few critical points regarding Solar PV Inspections. 

  • What do inspectors check during Solar PV Inspections?
  • Why are these inspections vital at the installation stage and during the life of the solar energy system?
  • How does Fielda help solar PV inspectors conduct these audits with greater ease?

What a typical Solar PV Inspection Form covers

Solar PV Inspection Forms are designed to help inspectors review the installation specifications, documentation, and equipment components, including the PV modules, array, and electrical and mechanical equipment. Inspectors check the documentation to ensure the proper permits are in place and examine the quality of the physical installation, roofing strength, and drawings to ensure the infrastructure has been set up in accordance with the drawings. In addition, they provide that the solar PV panels are of good quality, have sufficient exposure to light, and are correctly fitted. They also check wiring, module connectors, inverter setup, and system labeling, among other essential review items.    

Why are Solar PV Inspections essential: 

Internal inspections or self-audits help solar infrastructure owners ensure they are installing and maintaining their equipment according to regulatory standards. Municipal inspections help spot gaps in installation quality, equipment specifications, and documentation and help owners ensure the installations are safe, have a long productive lifespan, and perform optimally for the maximum ROI. 

How does Fielda help inspectors conduct Solar PV Inspections: 

From reviewing drawings and documents to assessing equipment specifications and installation protocols, inspectors must gather and put together several kinds of information to make a comprehensive report. Fielda simplifies this process by enabling inspectors to use pre-built Solar PV Inspection forms, which they can complete in a few clicks. They can also seamlessly upload drawings, photos, and previous inspection records from their mobile devices, enabling faster and more convenient inspections. In addition, inspection teams can collaborate with installation companies and customer stakeholders using Fielda’s custom workflow controls for more effortless coordination and transparency.   

Audit: Gather Solar PV Inspection data in a fraction of the time manual processes involved

Manage: Review cumulative inspection data in real-time to take action, file reports, and schedule follow-ups where needed

Monitor: Enable consistent regulatory compliance with timely insights and critical metrics

About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.

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