When SunPower Corporation required independent inspection services for its photovoltaic (PV) power plant project at Montalto di Castro, a thorough assessment was essential in order to establish compliance with international regulations. That’s why they turned to TÜV Rheinland.
SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) designs, manufactures and delivers high efficient, high reliable solar panels and systems. Residential, business, government and utility customers rely on the company‘s quarter century of experience and guaranteed performance to provide maximum return on investment throughout the life of the solar system. In running the largest photovoltaic power plant in Italy, SunPower Corporation needed to be sure that all international standards and regulations were met.
Founded 140 years ago, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment and technology in nearly all aspects of life.
We inspect technical equipment, products and services, oversee projects and help to shape processes for companies around the world. Since 2006, we have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.
Due to our extensive
Experience with solar power plants
, we can help you in all project phases and ensure plant safety and reliability. We can also support you in achieving and maintaining profitability for large-scale PV systems and
Solar thermal power plants
– from choosing the right site to full-scale operations.
We offer you a comprehensive range of services related to PV plants, including site assessment and inspection, supervision of construction, plant monitoring with yield check and yield evaluation, and unit inspections.
Due to our extensive experience in the
sector and our profound knowledge of international standards, TÜV Rheinland was the preferred choice for SunPower Corporation.
With a capacity of 84 MWp, the PV power plant at Montalto di Castro required a detailed portfolio of inspection services. We provided SunPower Corporation with a four pronged approach, covering the client’s full set of requirements: an assessment of the
energy yield prediction
of the plant, an infrared inspection of the plant’s photovoltaic units, and a full performance acceptance check, with the process culminating in a final acceptance inspection, performed on site.
Independent third party inspections are essential in power plants of this kind, where differing stakeholders such as
banks and investors
require quality assurance when it comes to theirinvestment. For SunPower Corporation providing assurance was a priority, not least for their engineering, procurement and construction company stakeholders.
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