Three phases of the Sunny Tripower – Part 3: More Profit

This post was originally published in 2015. The tips and techniques explained may be outdated.

More profit - the Sunny Tripower

Now’s not the time to put your feet up and get a little shut eye. If Homer Simpson’s troubled years at the helm of a power plant are any indication, plant managers who aren’t proactive experience significant trouble down the road. The hard work may be done and the system’s producing power, but solar systems are long-term investments that require consistent monitoring and maintenance.

A properly maintained solar system can increase yield up to 30 percent, greatly accelerating investment payback. Well designed and executed commercial O&M plans can protect against lost profits through a host of essential services.

More profit - the Sunny Tripower

Service provided by SMA means the highest quality work by the highest trained professionals.

Solar service like no other

It’s all about return on investment. Getting the maximum ROI requires a watchful and proactive eye, most efficiently accomplished with remote monitoring. The SMA Solar Monitoring Center utilizes advanced, real-time systems to analyze performance, detect potential issues and resolve matters remotely or dispatch field service engineers to get systems back to full power quickly.

Downtime is lost money and issues such as module soiling, compromised wiring and shading caused by overgrowth can detract from a system’s production and bottom line. With SMA already the world’s largest servicer of solar inverters, we can further help mitigate risk factors by addressing them before they can impact PV plant performance.

“Who you gonna call?”

When the going gets tough, the SMA Service Line gets going. Whether it’s help with commissioning, communication systems or troubleshooting, our California based Service Line experts are ready to support customers and get systems performing as expected.

Should a system need a new inverter, we keep downtime to a minimum by shipping a replacement as soon as possible. In most cases, that’s the same day as the service call comes in. But we do more than ship a replacement; we ensure the device that’s sent contains the latest technology or we upgrade it to a newer model should the replacement be discontinued or where technically feasible.

No manufacturer is more committed to the success of each plant using its technology. We understand the effort that goes into planning, constructing and commissioning a system and it’s our goal to keep it working as well as it did on day one for the following 20 years.

All three phases

Missed the other two parts of our Sunny Tripower series? Part 1 looked at how the Sunny Tripower makes more power and in Part 2 we took a dive into its design flexibility. Ever wonder how decentralized systems using the world’s top-selling, three-phase inverter can do more than systems using any other inverter?

Click here for Part 1: More Power and Part 2: More Flexibility.

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