There is preventive and corrective maintenance. The latter occurs mainly in the spring and summer when the solar system needs to produce to its maximum capacity or when there is a potential safety issue. Preventive maintenance is planned and thus performed very efficiently. Often this is during “the quiet period”; the fall and winter. The focus is on corrective maintenance; fast, in the action and problem solving. But prevention is much better than cure. That’s why periodic inspections are so important.
A proper inspection starts with the review of all documentation (present). Is everything present, is everything up-to-date, is the documentation findable also for the fire department and can the FAFS organization handle it. Next, inspecting is more than just looking. It’s also measuring, (current, voltage, temperature) and recording all that properly. Scios Scope 12 is the inspection methodology used by Everday.
Preventive inspections lead to seeing potential problems or risks in a solar system in a timely manner. This increases production security as well as system safety. The insurability and financeability of the solar system are then better because the risks are much lower. In addition, inspection results are translated into engineering improvements for new systems. This is an occasion to inspect other systems for observations made as well. This ensures that there are fewer risks in all manifestations and thus more certainties.