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Read our Solar Newsletter and Subscribe to Receive Updates Quality Assurance is an essential step in the installation of Solar PV systems. IBTS has provided quality assurance to private and public clients for over 35 years and partners with organizations to ensure quality installation, code compliance, evaluation of performance metrics in areas of equipment and workmanship quality, conformance to design criteria, and system shading.  Our national inspectors are trained and utilize advanced, tablet-based inspection technology for data accuracy and quality reporting. ong gan hdpe Thông Hưng

Solar PV Field Inspection Checklist We perform field inspections for residential, commercial, and utility scale Solar PV systems.  Our goal is to provide Solar Quality Assurance services for private and government partners ensuring reliability, production and safety of installed systems, local jurisdiction and utility responsiveness, as well as provide support to the overall growth of the renewable energy industry. 

Third Party Quality Assurance for Leasing Providers

Solar companies providing leasing options to their customers are in need of third-party quality assurance inspections to uphold standards.  We bring the expertise needed and, as an impartial non-profit entity, we assure that quality installations are achieved consistently.  For the Solar Leasing providers, we provide investor confidence that Solar PV system installations will be performed as designed and quality standards are met.  A third-party organization with the infrastructure to perform national quality assurance will enable leasing providers to achieve the investor-required inspections without having to build a team of inspectors. 

IBTS provides the following services:

  • Quality Control Field Inspections – Field inspectors verify installations meet best practices and code compliance.  Inspections are documented using a tablet-based quality assurance tool that collects data and photographs accurately and reliably in the field.  Once the information is captured in the system, the synchronized database allows near real-time analysis. We also offer customized field QC inspections to meet specific needs and requirements.
  • Solar Installer Qualification and Shade Analysis - We provide customers with an outsourced service to vet potential solar partners through on-site visits to verify quality of work and safety.

Download the IBTS Solar PV Field Inspection Checklist.

 

Building Departments and Government Partners – Enhancing Economic Development and Renewable Energy in your Community

Each jurisdiction and utility has a responsibility to ensure code and interconnection compliance through design plan review and field inspection verification process. We work with our partners to ensure the process is efficient and seamless to support the economic development and stability of the renewable energy industry.

Slow permitting through local jurisidictions, delayed field inspections, and lack of technical staff are some of the largest obstacles that unnecessarily increase the "soft costs" of Solar PV installations, resulting in stunted market growth.  IBTS has the national infrastructure to support local jurisdictions in these tasks.

IBTS provides the following services:

  • Field Inspection Services – Our field inspection services helps the local jurisdiction and utility in fulfilling inspection requests timely.  Additionally, IBTS guarantees a 24-hour turnaround time for Code inspections.
  • Solar PV Plan Review - We provides outsourced plan review and engineering services for building departments across the country.  By outsourcing plan reviews, your organization will be spared the expense of having these internal resources. We guarantee a 5-day turnaround time on all Solar PV plan review services.

For additional information about Solar PV Quality Assurance and Plan Review services, contact Christopher Doyle, Deputy Director, Energy Services at cdoyle@txibts.org or 512-557-5186.

 

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