Inspections may be carried out at almost any stage in a project lifecycle. At a vendor's premises equipment can be inspected during or after fabrication, as it leaves the premises or on delivery to a site. A number of inspections are commonly performed during the operation of a site. Here, the main focus is on safety and structural integrity.
Whenever a solar project and its components are inspected, at any stage from fabrication to periodic monitoring on-site or investigation of damage, the key benefit for project developers, site owners or investors is the objectivity of an independent evaluation and the information the inspection report reveals.