PV project developer, Sybac, has taken steps through TÜV Rheinland to ensure four large-scale power plants totalling 54MW have been fully optimised and meet highest quality standards for investors and owners.
The move by Sybac to have its power plants certified by TÜV Rheinland came after the independent testing service provider had inspected and analysed a variety of major and less significant yield impacting faults at 125 large-scale solar power plants. This was the first time the plants inspected had been checked.
TÜV Rheinland was said to have discovered that approximately 30% of the plants had serious defects that were either serious safety-related issue or ones that required immediate action to correct.
The testing house also found that some plants had an accumulation of problems that significantly impaired the PV power plants’ functionality. TÜV Rheinland was said to have discovered that around 50% of all defects identified were installation errors, including inadequate or even dangerous cable routing, defective foundations or installation of support frames, defects with connections and grounding.
Robert Watkins, managing director of Sybac Service, said: “With a view to investments made, it is of fundamental importance to us to identify additional potential for optimising yield. In cooperation with a team of independent experts from TÜV Rheinland, we have tested every aspect of our four large-scale power plants in extensive detail. We are proud to say that all four farms have been issued with certification from TÜV Rheinland, thereby confirming that they meet the most stringent quality requirements.”