Solar Fields Inspection Services

Globally we strive to generate energy in a sustainable way. The amount of solar (photovoltaic) PV plants has increased enormously in recent years, enabling energy providers to offer their customers cleaner alternatives to traditional fossil fuels.

Solar PV plants should meet their performance expectations in a safe and reliable way, as well as respecting their natural environment. Kiwa can support you by assessing your PV plant with our solar field inspection services.

Field Inspections

Our experts regularly visit PV plants worldwide to verify performance, conduct troubleshooting, provide end of warranty inspections, and evaluate quality of installations and equipment.

State of the art testing equipment and analytical tools are used to ensure accurate data is acquired and processed quickly to meet your objectives. We provide expert opinions and reports that are relied upon by investors, lenders, and asset managers due to our unrivaled knowledge acquired on-site, in the factory and in the laboratory.

Our field services include:

  • Onsite Module Acceptance​
  • Post-Construction Module Acceptance​
  • Underperformance Assessment​s
  • Electroluminescence (EL) imaging, including aerial Drone EL services

Nature inclusive solar parks (NISP)

As stated: solar parks are popping up en masse. On the one hand this is a good development because of the necessary energy transition, but on the other hand the impact on biodiversity is often forgotten. That is why it is important to keep the delicate ecosystems on top of mind when one builds a new solar field. That is where Kiwa’s NISP services kick-in By constructing a Nature Inclusive Solar Park (NISP), sustainable energy is generated while biodiversity remains intact. Companies who successfully run through the certification trajectory can demonstrate with their NISP certificate the construction of their solar park is responsible and truly sustainable.

Our Global Services

  • Dust Analysis System (DAS 2.0) is a device to quantify the soiling status of operating PV power plants, which can help to schedule the best time to clean the modules, save the cleaning cost and maximize the power output for owners or O&M providers.
  • Conduct post-shipment inspection of modules prior to installation to check for potential damage sustained during transportation.
  • Globally we strive to generate energy in a sustainable way. With this goal solar parks are set up, enabling energy suppliers to offer their customers green energy.
  • With our lifetime assessment of power plant, we can support you by providing an evaluation of the current condition and recommendations for further actions.
  • Batch testing helps buyers evaluate the PV module quality produced for a given project.
  • Warranty Inspection Service (WiS) is an on-site measurement service to check the power degradation level of a PV module of operating power plants, of which results are verified by lab I-V flasher. There is no module dismantlement required.