TriNRG offers professional Operation & Maintenance (O&M) services, from diagnostics to ongoing management, using CMMS to manage all tasks. Our O&M program optimises asset management, ensuring operational efficiency and comprehensive facility maintenance.

We enhance safety with protocols, regular inspections, and training, improve asset performance with proactive maintenance, and reduce downtime with preventive schedules. Cost-saving opportunities are identified through efficient maintenance and inventory management. We ensure regulatory compliance and provide 24/7 support for solar and storage plants.

O&M activities include problem identification, minimizing downtime, and comprehensive reporting. Key aspects are preventative, corrective, and condition-based maintenance, using real-time data to predict issues. Our services include performance monitoring, energy forecasting, and maintenance tasks like module cleaning and vegetation control.

Operations and Maintenance have evolved into a dedicated market segment addressing complex industry demands. Understanding O&M is crucial for ensuring long-term efficiency and maximum power generation from solar systems.

What is O&M?

O&M is a set of activities or programs that deals with the practices, tasks, and resources that help systems run properly and efficiently.
O&M includes a variety of basic functions such as: rapid problem identification and resolution, minimising downtime due to faults, and comprehensive reporting and transparency.
There are several different aspects of solar O&M:
Preventative maintenance: The routine inspection and servicing of equipment to avoid breakdowns and production losses
Corrective maintenance: Repairs after a breakdown occurs to minimise unplanned downtime.
Condition-based maintenance: Using real-time data to predict breakdowns and prioritise activities and resources.

At TriNRG we offer a full O&M service

  • Maintenance & Risk Management.
  • Core systems include data monitoring systems and the data analysis capabilities to interpret results and identify problems. Appropriately skilled field personnel and strong engineering capabilities are also key.
  • Supporting systems include protocols for efficiently running O&M operations, such as quality assurance systems, development of a comprehensive knowledgebase to assist with diagnosis of similar issues, and field tracking and measurement.
  • Management entails the technical knowledge as well as the ability to oversee maintenance activities, in-house and subcontractor personnel, and inventory.

Each of these approaches employs several services, which can include performance monitoring and diagnostics, energy forecasting, warranty administration, and preventative maintenance like module cleaning and vegetation control.
It can also involve integration with a third party for system commissioning, supervisory control, and data acquisition (SCADA) upgrades, and parts replacement.

Operations and Maintenance have grown from a simple service offered by engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies for systems they built, to a dedicated market segment comprised of independent service providers and robust branches of solar contracting companies.
The maturation of the solar industry has also led to increased O&M specialisation to address the more complex demands of both the market and the grid.
Regardless of whether solar contractors engage directly in O&M, it is important to understand — particularly given the long lifespan of solar systems and the ongoing need to ensure they generate as much power as possible.