April 1, 2014
A suite of services offered to help stakeholders manage risks and reduce costs associated with building and operating PV plants
NORTHBROOK, Ill. (or other location), April 1, 2014 - UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announces a suite of services available globally to assist stakeholders in managing the risks associated with building and operating PV plants. The services build on UL's research and technical knowledge within the power generation industry.
PV plant developers, owners and operators need to mitigate risks and reduce costs. UL's PV plant services were developed to provide assistance to investors, developers and operators to make better and informed decisions as they assess the risks and uncertainties associated with designing and commissioning a PV plant. From the design stage to the commercial operation date (COD) and throughout the in-service lifetime of a PV plant, factors such as performance, energy yields and verification are critical.
"This is a natural extension of our services - UL has been a trusted independent third-party who has worked with stakeholders of the PV value chain for years," said Evelyn Butler, Business Development Director of UL's Energy and Industrial Systems business. "UL is now offering a one stop solution to all parties of a PV power plant - no matter where in the world the plant or customer is."
UL's suite of services can be specifically tailored to meet the needs of the owner, operator or other stakeholder. Services range from:
- Design review
- Yield assessment and due diligence
- Plant performance
- Plant inspections
- Plant verification
- Hardware certification and performance
"Although UL has typically been thought to be involved further upstream in the PV value chain, we have been involved end to end through our installer trainer, field evaluation services, certification services and working with AHJs (authorities having jurisdiction) and regulators. We offer a total solution for PV power plants," Butler stated.
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. Its more than 10,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit https://www.ul.com/.