Orta Solar has announced a series of successful solar PV operation and maintenance contracts that will take its total maintained solar capacity to over 35MW. Under the maintenance contracts, Orta Solar will provide more than just the odd panel wash or grass cut. As part of the service, Orta will professionally document the site’s condition and provide on-site performance reports, staff sites with solar PV electrical experts manufacture-trained in central or distributed inverter technologies, provide 24-hour security and landscape management. The company has set its sites on operating over 50MW of UK solar PV capacity by the end of the year.

 “Over the last year we have become increasingly aware of the need for an economic, professional and structured service that supports the end client or investor not just by maintaining the system, but by keeping owners professionally informed of its performance and overall health,” said Nick Pascoe, Managing Director. “Having previously developed 90MW and constructed / financed 30MW of UK solar, we are very well aware of what solar investors want out of a solar PV maintenance service.”

Solar installations being maintained by Orta include, five 5MW parks in Cornwall, a 5MW site in Wiltshire, two 1MW rooftop installations, many 50kW systems and several other multi-megawatt solar installations as far apart as Norfolk and Carmarthenshire. Alongside the maintenance of solar parks, Orta Solar is also committed to installing solar systems, with a pipeline of over 50MW in development. 

Over the coming months, Orta Solar is anticipating that its service will be increasingly widely adopted. “We’re setting out to build a great long lasting relationship with clients and support the original installers or developers to ensure that the installed system delivers the output that was intended,” said Kate Covill CEO of Orta Solar.