PV Pros’ O&M Division acquired by Omnidian - PV Pros focuses on Independent Engineering

PV Pros has provided Solar O&M and Independent Engineering services from 2012-2019, but now starts the new decade with a sole focus on Independent Engineering services.  As of January 1st, PV Pros' operations and maintenance division has…
The Importance of Torque for PV System Longevity

The Importance of Torque for PV System Longevity

Torque is a commonly used term in Solar PV system inspection, which refers to the act of tightening a mechanical fastener. The fastener can cover a wide array of details, not limited to attaching structural members, electrical connection and…
Conduct Due Diligence In-House or Hire a Specialist

Conduct Due Diligence In-House or Hire a Specialist?

As covered in our previous articles in this series (Article 1, Article 2, Article 3), conducting technical due diligence before a purchase/acquisition is essential for reducing risk and operating expense. If it’s so important, should you…
Buyers Need an Owner’s Engineer in this Sellers’ Market

Buyers Need an Owner’s Engineer in this Sellers’ Market

PV Pros has been helping buyers de-risk in their asset acquisition with our Owner's representative and Independent Engineering services. We specialize in the technical due diligence and operation, allowing you to focus on the financial and…
3rd Party Drawing Reviews Reduce Risk

3rd Party Drawing Reviews Reduce Risk

PV Pros has been helping our clients de-risk in their assets with our independent engineering and owner's representative services. We specialize in the complex technical aspects of due diligence, allowing you to focus on the financial and management…
Technical Due Diligence for Solar Purchase or Acquisitions

Technical Due Diligence for Solar Purchase and/or Acquisitions

PV Pros has been helping our client’s de-risk in their assets with our  Owner's Engineering services. We cover the complex technical aspects of due diligence, while you focus on the financial and management side of the purchase. As…
3G Wireless Network Obsolescence and Its Impact on Solar

3G Wireless Network Obsolescence and Its Impact on Solar

By the end of 2019, Verizon will obsolete its coverage on legacy 3G networks. ATT will follow suit by 2021. The time to implement a replacement plan is now. Why is this important for owners and financiers? Connectivity to a site is the…
Spring Time for Preventive Maintenance

Spring Time for Preventive Maintenance

Spring cleaning also applies to solar! After harsh exposure to winter’s snow, ice, and rain, systems benefit from routine inspection and maintenance. This ensures performance will be optimal as the season progresses. Why is this important…
Hall of Shame - Preventive Maintenance Edition
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Hall of Shame: Preventive Maintenance Edition

Even when systems are installed with top notch workmanship and thorough inspections by third party commissioning agents such as PV Pros, it doesn’t ensure the system will stay that way year in and year out.  Mother Nature puts a lot of…
ASTM E2848 Capacity Test for Beginners

ASTM E2848 Capacity Test for Beginners

Capacity and performance ratio tests are used to demonstrate the performance of PV plants to buyers or lenders and de-risk their acquisition.   One popular test is ASTM 2848-13 “Standard Test Method…