It goes without saying that PV systems, whether commissioned recently or some time ago, should function stably long term and generate high yields. It’s therefore no surprise that the demand for PV system services both before and after commissioning continues to grow. With its Operations & Maintenance service, SMA handles every aspect of technical management of PV systems, including regular maintenance of all the components in a PV power plant. An SMA maintenance contract guarantees stable operation of a PV system and ensures high yields.
In a recently published report by GTM Research, Megawatt-Scale O&M and Asset Management 2015-2020, experts confirmed the importance of inverter manufacturer expertise in providing system-wide services. This makes sense because, as specialists, inverter manufacturers have firsthand, in-depth knowledge of the inverter as the central component of the PV system. SMA has achieved significant successes in the O&M business in just a short space of time.
In the list of the top 25 companies in O&M business, SMA demonstrated its impressive growth by leaping from seventeenth to sixth place in just one year. Since the O&M area of business was first set up, nominal PV system power managed by SMA has increased by around 1.4 gigawatts. In fact, SMA ranks fourth among providers who carry out maintenance work around the world. SMA was also the only inverter manufacturer to make it into the top five.
Below, you will find the key findings from the report:
• SMA is ranked fourth among the world’s leading providers of maintenance contracts for PV power plants
• SMA is the only inverter manufacturer to make it into the top five in this area
• SMA has gone up eleven places in the O&M business
• The nominal PV system power managed by SMA has reached an impressive 1.4 gigawatts since it started its O&M business in 2014
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