Thermal Commissioning

Time - it's the beast that devours profits. And when it comes time for a new powerplant to be commissioned, it's the hidden troubles that lurk in the unseeable corners of your project that can take a profitable project and turn it into a black hole of costs. That's why PrecisionXYZ offers thermal imagery solutions to help accelerate your project commissioning and quickly identify troublespots.    

 
 
IV curve tracing techniques are valuable but highly labor intensive.

IV curve tracing techniques are valuable but highly labor intensive.

A Needle in a haystack

Banks and asset developers increasingly require IV Curve Tracing during the commissioning process to create a definitive picture of expected power plant production. And while the cost of these tools has dropped, the operational experience has not significantly changed - it's a manually intensive process that occurs either during construction or upon plant completion. Commissioning teams test each string to determine it's actual output relative to it's expected output. The challenge lies in the time required to conduct this analysis; a 40MW solar power plant can have upwards of 15,000 strings. Most of these strings will not show any problems, which means commissioning teams end up spending time looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack.   


A spotlight for needles 

Rather than evaluating every string, PrecisionXYZ thermal inspections enable your commissioning to team to focus their efforts on the problem areas rather than the entire array. We generate a thermal orthomosaic of the entire site, along with more detailed imagery of the specific area with the anomalies. This combination of a map of the target area combined with the exact location of the problem allows teams to reduce their time on site by up to 90%, enabling them to rapidly move through the commissioning process, saving you time and money. 

Rather than IV Curve Tracing the entire plant, we enable teams to focus on specific trouble areas, reducing time on site. 

Rather than IV Curve Tracing the entire plant, we enable teams to focus on specific trouble areas, reducing time on site. 


Our reports provide an executive summary, translating thermal information into relevant financial results. 

Our reports provide an executive summary, translating thermal information into relevant financial results. 

Money in your pocket - and a Clear path to warranty claims

Our goal is to put money in your pocket by accelerating project delivery from initial site assessment to final project delivery. Commissioning is one of the final technical steps before a plant becomes fully activated. By leveraging our aerial operations, thermography skills, and deep knowledge of solar systems, PrecisionXYZ makes sure your project gets delivered on time. Just as important, we also provide you a digital record of panels that are not within the manufacturer's warranty specifications, enabling you to file any claims before final payment is made to the panel supplier. With a permanent digital record of the plant thermal performance, this enables you to track the assets performance over time and further secure any future warranty claims. 

 

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PrecisionXYZ operates across North America and Hawaii to provide you the service you need, where and when you need it. Whether you have a job in New York or Honolulu, we can deliver the service you need in the timeframe required. All our pilot operators are FAA certified and insured.