PVET SERVICE

OBJECTIVE

The PVET® service allows optimizing the long-term production and operating costs of photovoltaic power plants to maximize their economic return. This service is based on a continuous evaluation of the operation of the photovoltaic plants of the client with a detailed supervision of its operation through the PVET calculation engine.

The PVET engine is a Big Data system aimed at analyzing data from photovoltaic plants. Its objective is to analyze the operation of these plants by extracting data related to their operation and providing detailed information on their evolution over time, their status in real time, fault diagnosis and preventive analysis. In addition, analyzes are not limited to individual plants, but they study photovoltaic assets as a whole, achieving higher levels of optimization. This new approach allows our clients to have a greater strategic vision of the assets and to be able to manage their operation in a more precise way. For all these reasons, the PVET engine is a powerful analysis tool for the photovoltaic sector at engineering and O&M level, both in existing plants and for portfolios of growing assets.

The PVET service is delivered through its own management platform adapted to new technologies. This platform adds new functionalities to the PVET service in addition to those focused on the data analysis.

Example of analysis of inverter operation by PVET
Example of analysis of operation conditions by PVET
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PROCEDURE

  • Monitoring data validation.
  • Production analysis and main calculation of the main Key Performance Indicators.
  • Losses breakdown analysis.
  • Reliable detection and advance diagnosis of any performance failure, and solution proposals.
  • Comparison with the contractual commitments and initial estimations.
  • Production forecasting to comply with market requirements.
  • Long term production evolution and equipment degradation analysis.
  • Analysis of the AC signal quality and the power control strategies.
  • Preventive analysis: Soiling, PID, hot-spots...
  • Asset management.
  • Continuous consultancy from our PV expert team.
  • O&M strategies management.
  • Data management and control centre service.

APPLIED REFERENCES

  • IEC – 61724

PROJECTS OF
THE QPV TEAM

TOTAL
INSTALLATIONS

89

TOTAL
POWER

1.014 MW
Number of installations Country Power (MW) Year
1 Mexico 70 2018
1 South Africa 92 2018
1 USA 66 2018
1 Portugal 50 2017
1 Kuwait 10 2017
2 Chile 296 2017
2 Spain 1,9 2017
2 South Africa 30 2016
1 Turkey 1 2016
1 Spain 6 2015
1 Peru 20 2015
1 Honduras 42 2015
1 Spain 2 2014
4 Italy 7,9 2014
1 Ecuador 3,5 2014
1 Spain 38 2013
1 Italy 2,6 2013
4 Spain 18,3 2012
3 Italy 10,9 2012
1 Brazil 1 2012
5 Italy 14,9 2011
1 France 4,5 2011
6 Spain 15,6 2011
6 Spain 16,6 2010
1 Portugal 45,8 2009
5 Spain 32,4 2009
22 Spain 84,8 2008
11 Spain 30,6 2007-6