Skip to main content

Solar Quality Assurance

Share

In order to increase investor confidence and log-term viability of solar systems, establishing best pratices for PV system installation and operation is paramount. Through SEIA's Quality Assurance Working Group, in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the industry has developed a series of guiding documents to ensure that solar installations and maintenance procedures are held to the highest possible standard. You can access these resources below.

Best Practices in PV System Installation

This Installation Best Practices Guide is designed to improve solar asset transparency for investors and rating agencies, provide an industry framework for quality management, and reduce transaction costs in the solar asset securitization process.

Commercial and Industrial (C&I) PV System Installation

This Best Practices in C&I PV System Installation Guide is the second of a series of guides designed to standardize and improve solar asset transparency for investors and rating agencies, provide an industry framework for quality management, and reduce transaction costs in the solar asset securitization process. The Best Practices in C&I PV System Installation Guide is intended to outline the minimum requirements for commercial and industrial solar project developments.

Best Practices in Photovoltaic Systems Operation and Maintenance

This guide considers Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of photovoltaic (PV) systems with the goal of reducing the cost of O&M and increasing its effectiveness. Reported O&M costs vary widely, and a more standardized approach to planning and delivering O&M can make costs more predictable.