Commissioning is a formal procedure for ensuring the quality of an installation. The process confirms your system is designed, installed, tested, and operating in accordance with the project specifications and client’s expectations.
System commissioning is an essential step in the startup of a photovoltaic system. It provides a snapshot of system performance at the beginning of operation for base line reference in comparing performance in the future.
Our independent commissioning encourages integrators to be responsible for their installations and facilitates project closeout and prompt payment. A strong commissioning partner is essential for the handover of a construction project to its 25+ year operation phase.
What is included in a Commissioning scope of work?
Construction quality control, As-Built Conditions, and electrical functionality are all inspected before being documented and handed over to the O&M team. An effective commissioning procedure will allow for a complete system component audit and the safe energization of the solar PV system. Commissioning procedures are comprised of visual, mechanical, and electrical inspections that start on both DC and AC ends of a project and meet at the Solar Inverter. Upon completion of AC and DC inspections, the inverter is energized so that operating test can be completed.
The commissioning agent will prepare a formal package for the Owner and/or Asset manager that includes the following documents:
- Equipment Submittal Documents
- As-Built Drawing Package
- Construction Inspections and Approvals
- Warranty Documents
- Commissioning Procedure
- Commissioning Inspection Report
Upon receipt of all state and local inspections, commissioning completion, and utility permission for parallel generation; the system can be safely operated by the owner.