Learn the Basic Principles of a PV System.

Learn the basic principles of a PV system maintenance plan, how to conduct a quick visual inspection, and how to increase efficiency.

About this Event

So, you are the proud owner of a photovoltaic investment. What do you do now – just leave it, or do you want to protect it? In this one hour webinar, you’ll learn the basic principles of a proper PV system maintenance plan:

  • Understand why monitoring is so critical
  • Know what maintenance is expected of owners from PV manufacturers 
  • What to include in a PV maintenance plan
  • The varying levels of a PV maintenance schedule from just monitoring all the way up to testing and thermal imaging of the system
  • The basics of a quick visual inspection of what you want to look for – remember there is more to your PV system than just your panels!

The webinar will also cover fundamentals of what to do for cleaning a PV system –

  • Why you should clean your system and how often;
  • Understand how much efficiency you are possibly losing by not setting up a maintenance plan.

And finally, the basics of battery storage – its role in the system, simple tips for inspection and maintenance, and when to use thermal scans to prevent problems.

Free to the public. Sponsored by Hawai’i Energy.

www.hawaiienergy.com 

Presenter:

Fred Brooks, CEM, CEA

Owner, Pacific Panel Cleaners

Fred served in the United States Navy as a member of the Engineering Department, stationed out of Pearl Harbor. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from Hawaii Pacific University. Along with starting Pacific Panel Cleaners LLC, Fred has worked with several different photovoltaic companies on their O&M of installed PV systems. Fred has also been a Construction Manager on a variety of projects including Oceanic Time Warner Cable, UH Manoa East West Center, Punahou School, Pearl Harbor Fitness Center and HECO CIP and Waiau Power Plants.