Solar Operations and Maintenance

The Ryan Company provides both pre- and post-COD O&M and Asset Management Services for renewable power generation systems including:

  • Owner's representation for technical and mechanical compliance

  • Development and construction support

  • Transitional support from construction to ongoing commercial operation

  • Monitoring testing

  • Punch list oversight

  • Module connection maintenance and thermal imaging

  • Active system production optimization

  • Active preventative maintenance planning

  • Module cleaning

  • Weekly performance reporting

  • Material warranties and guarantee oversight

O&M Case Study

The Ryan Company, Inc. performed both complete EPC delivery and ongoing O&M and asset management services for Atwell Island Solar Generation Facility Project. The project is a 20 megawatt utility-scale solar installation for SPS Atwell LLC, a project company partly owned by Samsung C&T America, Inc. Located near the city of Alpaugh in Tulare County, Calif., the project was developed by Samsung C&T America and has proven to be a significant contributor to the local community through the creation of local jobs and the generation of clean, renewable power.

Ryan began construction on the 160-acre site began in January 2012. It utilizes Sharp thin-film frameless modules, Sharp racking system and SMA inverters. The project connects to Pacific Gas & Electrics distribution system and provides approximately 42,200 MWh of power into the grid annually.

They Ryan Company has performed O&M services since the turnover of the project from commissioning and construction teams. O&M services have included the following:

  • Manage plant to optimize system production on a day to day basis

  • Perform maintenance to all equipment as needed by manufacturer recommended intervals

  • Support Operating budgets

  • Complete daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports

  • Support owner with regulatory and federal compliance

  • Thermal imaging identifying poor connections that aid in minimizing unnecessary downtime

  • Monitor SCADA and plant output

  • Maintain water supply system, as needed by regulatory requirements

  • Work side by side with sub-contractors

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