Operations & Maintenance

Maximizing Energy Output and ROI

Technologies & Capabilities /  Operations & Maintenance
Operations and maintenance (O&M) is a key driver for power plants to deliver on their projected revenues. By leveraging our experience in plant optimization and advanced diagnostics, we have developed the most advanced O&M program in the industry. With more than 2GW (DC) of utility-scale PV plants under operation to date, we maintain a fleet average system availability that is well above the industry modeled standard of 98%. Our expert O&M staff ensure our power plants produce the energy predicted in their energy model, as demonstrated by our track record of averaging more than 100% of expected energy.

We partner with our customers to deliver the right combination of O&M services to match their capabilities and achieve their financial goals. Our products and services are engineered to maximize energy output and revenue for our customers while significantly reducing their unplanned maintenance costs. Plant owners benefit from predictable expenses over the life of the contract and reduced risk of energy loss.



With Performance Guarantee


Standard O&M Offering


Advanced Diagnostics


Operations + ADvise Services 

Operations Services

X X   X

Maintenance Services

X X    

Performance Engineering

X   X X

Asset Management


Optional Products & Services


*Some restrictions apply. Contact First Solar for details.

Our goal is to optimize our customers' power plants to produce the  maximum amount of energy production and thereby revenue under their PPA throughout its operational life. We have made significant investments in O&M technologies in order to develop and scale our create a scalable and sustainable O&M platform. Our O&M is compliant with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards and is designed to be scalable to accommodate the growing O&M needs of customers worldwide.

Technologies & Capabilities

Grid Integration
Grid Integration
Plant Design
Plant Design & Engineering
Project Development
Project Development
Project Finance
Project Finance
Advanced PV Modules
Advanced PV Modules
Balance of Systems
Balance of Systems Technologies
Mounting Systems
Mounting Systems
Construction Management
Procurement & Construction Management
Operation and Maintenance
Operations & Maintenance

Recycling Services