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Module, inverter and tracker consultancy

Module, inverter and tracker consultancy

Project developers, financial institutions, investors in or purchasers of a solar technology company, solar manufacturers – all stakeholders have a vested interest in a technical due diligence review of a specific solar device model.

DNV GL brings extensive expertise and experience to bear in providing a wide variety of device consulting services, the nature of which is customised to a specific client’s needs.

Clients call on these services for a variety of reasons. Some require an overview of the device market to help them decide which device models to include in their site development plans; others want to purchase devices for a specific project; there are also clients that are planning the acquisition or financing of a solar project, or are thinking of taking over a device manufacturer. Whatever the client’s motive, and this list is not definitive, the main aim of the device consulting work is to provide an overview of the technical risks associated with the technology and/or the business transaction in question, as well as an understanding of the possible mitigation measures.

DNV GL’s device consulting service is made up of three basic elements: a solar market overview, including a review of a particular manufacturer and of specific device models available worldwide, or by region; a device manufacturer overview, with comments on the manufacturer’s capability to manufacture, install and service devices, compared to industry standards, previous performance and willingness to support products; a device review, with comments on the device technology compared to industry standards, device design verification status according to IEC standards or the like, previous performance, a technical risk summary and classification of the device model, as proven or unproven technology, according to pre-determined criteria.

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