Mobile Software-Solution provides high level of quality for Main­ten­an­ce, Inspec­tion and Repair of PV-Systems.

At the start of November the PV-operater green­tech carried out an inspec­tion for a 4,2 MWp Solar­park together with their partner company ADLER Solar. For the first time the PV-Experts and Service tech­ni­ci­ans are using the inno­va­ti­ve software solution “TabTool PV”. The software is an inno­va­ti­ve mobile solution deve­lo­ped by green­tech and the software-vendor TabTool that is espe­ci­al­ly designed for the Main­ten­an­ce, Inspec­tion and Repair Manage­ment of PV-Parks. With TabTool PV spe­cia­lists, for example Service tech­ni­ci­ans, have all the relevant data together at hand so that they can carry out their work on-site in an optimal way. The analyses, mea­su­rements and tests being carried out can be docu­men­ted directly by the app­li­ca­ti­on, equally, appro­pria­te recom­men­da­ti­ons and if necessa­ry repairs, can also be carried out directly. The inte­gra­ted camera of the tablet offers the pos­si­bi­li­ty capture any faults and tests being carried out, and allows comments regar­ding faults to be noted on the images. Addi­tio­nal­ly the tool can be inte­gra­ted into software solu­ti­ons that are avail­ab­le.

Positive Feedback after field test of „TabTool“ for PV Inspec­tion

At present the software app­li­ca­ti­on is in the final test phase. With the help of the PV-Expert from green­tech and ADLER Solar the tool is being field-tested to estab­lish in-use relia­bi­li­ty and if there is poten­ti­al for opti­mi­za­ti­on. The PV-Park that has been tested is a 4,2 MWp solar­park being operated by green­tech. In pre­pa­ra­ti­on for the inspec­tion the PV-Expert had an intro­duc­tion from green­tech regar­ding the display, function, and use of the new tool. On that basis its use during the inspec­tion was “no problem at all”. Occa­sio­nal­ly entries were still somewhat delayed. Overall the app­li­ca­ti­on is “user friendly and self-explanatory”. The tool could be used by more than one person at the same time, and the syn­chro­ni­za­ti­on of all those involved allowed for a complete com­pi­la­ti­on of infor­ma­ti­on.

As advan­ta­ge Mr. Mogck from ADLER Solar empha­sis­ed the simple and quick access to all the required docu­ments and plans, as well as the pos­si­bi­li­ty of direct and precise labeling of requi­re­ments and the con­di­ti­on of objects on the plans. “With the help of the tools I can document all pro­ce­du­res and results as I’m used to, and in a very simple and prac­ti­cal way. Alone the final report is created by TabTool PV in direct attach­ment and in the expected quality”, stressed the PV-Expert. That the check­lists for test already entered addi­tio­nal­ly sim­pli­fied the process. “The app­li­ca­ti­on came across as very prac­ti­cal during the inspec­tion, even when there is the requi­re­ment for opti­mi­za­ti­on. Fun­da­ment­al­ly the tool offers many advan­ta­ges for our work and defi­ant­ly has poten­ti­al” so con­clu­ded our PV-Expert Cor­ne­li­us Mogck.

 

Advan­ta­ges of “TabTool” for PV O&M con­fir­med

The expe­ri­ence and sug­ges­ti­ons of the experts will be con­si­de­red in the con­ti­nuing deve­lop­ment process of the tools from green­tech and TabTool. „We are very happy that we could try out the TabTool in a field test together with ADLER Solar. The expected advan­ta­ges regar­ding Pre­pa­ra­ti­on, Imple­men­ta­ti­on and Docu­men­ta­ti­on of the system inspec­tion have been fully con­fir­med. Through the inte­gra­ted tracking of time lines and status of the recorded faults, we assure noti­ce­ab­le time savings and a high degree of trans­pa­ren­cy in addition to the inspec­tion” noted Ingo Rehmann, Managing Director of green­tech. “Through long-term use of the TabTool we receive a complete and high value system-history down to com­po­nent level. This allows fast and effi­ci­ent detec­tion from sys­te­ma­tic and indi­vi­du­al failures and improves the system per­for­mance for the customer”. We will inform you on our homepage as soon as the final version of TabTool PV is avail­ab­le on the market.

For any ques­ti­ons or if you have interest in further infor­ma­ti­on please do not hesitate to contact us.
About green­tech

green­tech is a service provider from Hamburg spe­cia­li­sing in the manage­ment of pho­to­vol­taic­sys­tems. With an inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry team of pro­fes­sio­nals, the company offers a full-service business manage­ment concept for systems of all sizes and quality assuran­ce and income maxi­mi­za­ti­on services for pho­to­vol­taic projects. More infor­ma­ti­on at http://greentech.energy
About ADLER Solar

ADLER Solar, located in Bremen, is one of the leading service provider in the solar industry. Jointly with its group company BEC Solar from the Munich area ADLER Solar supports manu­fac­tu­rer, insuran­ces, ope­ra­tors, auditors, instal­lers and project deve­lo­pers as well as who­le­sa­lers with spe­cia­li­sed know how along the life cycle of PV modules and systems. In Germany and Europe the company employs more than 100 people. More infor­ma­ti­on at www.adlersolar.de.