PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION Inspecting a system to verify performance meets expected results PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION Inspecting a system to verify performance meets expected results

Performance verification ensures your system is operating properly.

Performance verification is the process of inspecting and testing the system. This may occur prior to startup or anytime after commissioning to verify operating characteristics and correlate them with expected results.  SEIPS may perform power or energy tests depending on the specific project needs. Performance verification may be done on-site or remotely using inputs from the data acquisition system.

To secure final funding

As a basis of warranty claims

To provide a baseline, useful for future comparisons and troubleshooting

To determine degradation over time

Process

Performance verification is ideal for clients who need documentation of baseline operating values in order to secure final funding, for a basis of warranty claims, and for a comparison to future operating output to determine system degradation over time.

Top system performance and energy production are the system characteristics your clients want to be assured of. By having SEIPS verify the system’s operating performance prior to startup, you are confirming system quality directly from PV industry veterans. Additionally, outstanding issues that require resolution with subcontractors or your own staff can be settled prior to turning the system over to your client. By offering SEIPS performance verification pro-actively helps to ensure that your request for final payment is fulfilled in a timely fashion.

Packages

For your convenience, we have prepared a summary of our two most popular performance verification service packages. Each package is comprised of specific on-site work and reporting completed by SEIPS technicians. The types of services offered can also be tailored to meet the specific needs of your project. For example, we offer a full range of on-site testing services, but for some projects we may provide just a physical inspection and review of testing documents that have been submitted by others.

Performance Verification Package – Gold*

  • System Inspection – Verify system conforms to as-built plan set.  Observe and report system compliance with applicable codes and standards.
  • Open-circuit Voltage (Voc) and Polarity Verification – PV source and output circuits as needed.
  • System Output Performance Calculation – Instantaneous power vs. expected power.
  • String Performance Testing – Operating current of PV source circuits and/or output circuits.
  • Thermal Imaging – DC and AC wire terminations (as specified prior to site visit).
  • Documentation and Reporting of all Tests and Procedures

Performance Verification Package – Silver*

  • System Inspection – Verify system conforms to as-built plan set.  Observe and report system compliance with applicable codes and standards.
  • System Output Performance Calculation – Instantaneous power vs. expected power.
  • String Performance Testing – Operating current of PV source circuits and/or output circuits.
  • Documentation and Reporting of all Tests and Procedures