Optimizing Energy Output and Revenue for Customers
First Solar has established the most advanced operations and maintenance program in the PV industry. First Solar O&M combines power prediction and analytical capabilities with advanced diagnostics and plant controls in order to maximize power output, minimize maintenance costs, and provide seamless grid integration for our customers. With over 1.3 GWh of total energy generated from plants under operation to date, First Solar currently operates nearly 20 utility-scale PV power plants with a fleet availability of over 99%.
First Solar's Operations Center
First Solar’s O&M is compliant with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards and is designed to be scalable to accommodate the growing global fleet of PV power plants in First Solar's O&M program. Our years of experience and investment have enabled us to build a proprietary system that allows us to help optimize our customers' power plants to produce the maximum amount of energy and revenue under their power purchase agreements while minimizing costs and risk. The vast quantity of data we gather also gives us invaluable insight into the real-word performance of our products and supports the continuous improvement of our power plants.