The Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group, which was convened by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has released new best practices guidelines for solar PV systems. The guides – SAPC Best Practices in PV System Installation and SAPC Best Practices in PV Operations and Maintenance – were developed with the goal of increasing investor confidence in the long-term viability of PV systems.
The best practices may provide uniformity in the way solar assets are developed. In turn, investors can be confident that solar energy systems are deployed and maintained with consistency and in a manner that protects long-term system production and asset cash flows.
The guides include recommended contractor and provider qualifications, key performance indicators, links to external resources, and additional best practices.