Solar energy is a very flexible energy technology: it can be built as distributed generation (located at or near the point of use) or as a central-station, utility-scale solar power plant (similar to traditional power plants). Both of these methods can also store the energy they produce for distribution after the sun sets, using cutting-edge solar + storage technologies. Solar exists within a complex and interrelated electricity system in the U.S., working alongside other technologies like wind power to transition the U.S. to a clean energy economy.
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One of the best indicators of project development success includes the use of a renewable energy project development plan. The plan will detail your organization’s specific set of circumstances and chart a pathway from start to finish towards realizing the development of your solar project.
We have had great success working with developers and Owners to work collectively to overcome challenges to ensure projects get to COD while maintaining a balance of cost and production that produces the best IRR for our Customers. We take the headaches on and our developers take ease in knowing that a well-engineered product is being designed and delivered.
Our Pre-Construction Department has the expertise to provide assistance and analysis for your next project. We provide you with experienced Design & Value Engineering, Site Geotechnical Investigation, Civil Optimization & Infrastructure, Substation & Electrical Collection Design, Interconnection and Transmission Studies and Design, Foundation Design, Scheduling & Budget, and Development Assistance. It seems like a lot of support and truthfully it is. But this is what EPiK Energy is all about. We allow you to trust our skills, expertise, and knowledge to be ready to deliver without you feeling the stress of delivering a solar project.
Working with preferred engineering firms or through our own network of engineers, we are solar energy construction contractors that deliver turnkey solar energy solutions and optimized-collection systems that meet financing and power-supply requirements. We capitalize on our relationships with photovoltaic-equipment providers to cost-effectively procure materials, and work closely with our clients to properly size the facility, plan the infrastructure, construct it to exact specifications, and connect it to the electric grid.
Our operations team will be responsible for continuous monitoring and supervision of the PV power plant conditions and its performance. This service is done remotely through the use of monitoring software systems and/or plant operations centers. EPiK should have full access to all data collected from the site in order to perform data analysis and provide direction to the maintenance service provider/team.
Besides the data from the site, if a CCTV system is available on site, EPiK will be, as a best practice, able to access it for visual supervision and also have access to local weather information.
EPiK Energy will be responsible for being the main interface between the plant owner, the grid operator, and the regulator (if applicable) over the lifetime of the O&M contract regarding production data. Our team should be staffed to provide services and be reachable by the asset owner via a hotline during daytime when the system is expected to generate electricity. the Operations team is also responsible to coordinate accordingly with the maintenance team.
Maintenance is usually carried out on-site by our specialized technicians, according to the operations team’s analyses. A core element of maintenance services is to be focused on preventive maintenance that involves regular visual and physical inspections, as well as verification activities necessary to comply with the operating manuals. the annual Maintenance Plan (see an example in the Annex) includes a list of inspections that should be performed regularly. Corrective Maintenance covers activities aimed at restoring a faulty PV plant, equipment, or component to a status where it can perform the required function.