Powered by Sunshine — And a Good Operating and Maintenance Agreement
You have the power, now maintain it. A critical component to maximizing your sunshine power is making sure you have a solid operation and maintenance agreement. This is especially the case for commercial solar energy systems, where you as a business owner, project manager, developer, or investor have made a significant investment in renewable energy. You may not have the expertise or staff to maintain your costly investment. Solar was the right thing to do, now make sure you secure the right service provider.
At Cedar Creek Energy, we provide a suite of services that support green energy and sustainable building practices. In addition to Operating and Maintenance, we design and install turnkey commercial solar-powered systems throughout Minnesota and the Midwest, update or retrofit lighting, provide design, engineering, procuring, and construction, and help secure financing, zoning, and utility grid interconnect agreements.
What Does a Solar Operating and Maintenance (O&M) Agreement Entail?
A good solar operation and maintenance agreement:
- Optimizes your solar panel system’s ability to generate power
- Protects your assets, reduces risks
- Ensures governmental and utility grid requirement compliance and
- Clearly, transparently spells out exactly what you get in the agreement
O&M agreements typically address preventive maintenance, including routine inspection, wear and tear, checkups, and servicing of equipment; condition-based maintenance, with real-time monitoring and preventing downtime; and corrective maintenance that includes reactive repair if there is a breakdown of equipment.
From our home-base in Minnesota, our team remotely monitors systems and can deploy a team for O&M of virtually any size, shape, location, and type of solar energy system. Typically, owners and projects managers who don’t have the staff or expertise contract with us for coverage of their solar-power arrays.
We will work seamlessly to monitor and maintain your system. We have the expertise, technology, and experience to proactively anticipate and address potential problems and ensure that your investment is shining for decades to come.
Factors to Consider With Operating and Maintenance Agreements
Like an insurance policy, you have choices of how much coverage you want and need for your solar array. You can have a free consult with us and pick our brains to help you clarify your needs and goals.
As your Operating and Maintenance provider, it is our business to own how your system should be performing mechanically as well as financially. We will communicate fluently regarding metrics, including your simple payback, the ratio of total installed cost to first year savings, ROI, net present value, and life cycle costs. We want your system performing as if it were our own.
Our O&M Agreements Provide 24/7 Coverage
In addition to routine maintenance, including snow removal or vegetation removal, potential problems that Cedar Creek Energy’s team addresses so that your system stays online include items like these below. We will catch these issues pretty near immediately because you will have 24/7 365 day coverage.
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