Raising the bar

Large-scale renewable power generation is gaining momentum, both with centralized solar and wind farms and with megawatt-size renewable assets at industrial sites. However, power generation market dynamics put pressure on solar and wind farm operators to raise the bar. They need to improve asset performance and maximize power output while keeping operating costs as low as possible and ensuring the stability of the grid.

How we can help

ENGIE Laborelec supports solar and wind farm operators all over the world with targeted advice and assistance to optimize the performance of their assets. Our solar and wind power expert teams carry out independent audits and inspections and implement improvement programs to significantly increase performance beyond OEM targets and to allow saving on operation and maintenance costs. They also provide pre-development assistance.

Services for solar farm operators

Services include performance-enhancing assistance in the entire power generation value chain, from capturing the sun’s energy to feeding the produced power into the grid.
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Services for solar farm operators

Either in an end-of-warranty context or as part of a root cause analysis. Inspections include visual or drone-supported inspections and onsite measurements, depending on the size of the installation (between a few 100 kW to 200 MW).

Beyond OEM targets, including:

  • Adapting the monitoring program and installing additional measurement devices to allow early identification of performance issues such as technical problems or the accumulation of dust.
  • Solving technical issues or modifying operational practices to address degradation mechanisms.
  • Repair equipment where necessary.
  • Optimize the cleaning program to ensure timely cleaning while avoiding unnecessary cleaning.
  • Advice on installing and managing power storage.
Including advice on selecting the type of technology and equipment to be installed, including solar panels, trackers, inverters and transformers.

Services for wind farm operators

Services include performance-enhancing assistance with respect to operating and maintaining any type of wind turbine. The service includes:

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Services for wind farm operators

Either in an end-of-warranty context or as part of a root cause analysis. Inspections include:

  • Drone-assisted blade inspections to identify various types of degradation such as cracks, fatigue, and delamination.
  • Endoscopic gear box inspections to identify unusual wear and tear.
  • Visual turbine inspections.

Beyond OEM targets, including:

  • Correcting the yaw alignment to maximize wind energy capture.
  • Carrying out power curve measurements to identify possible underperformance issues, to evaluate the success or impact of repair operations, or to verify claims made by the operator.

Including carrying out wind measurements to assess the potential of a greenfield site and to provide advice on selecting the type of turbine to be installed.

What about storage?

Storage systems are crucial elements of electrical networks as they make it possible to deal with the inherent intermittency of wind and solar energy. In this field also, we offer a broad range of services, such as sizing, integration, performance, lifetime management and total cost of ownership optimization of electrical and electrochemical energy storage installations.

We also do R&D

ENGIE Laborelec also provides Research & Development services with respect to wind and solar power generation. Don’t hesitate to contact us at research.laborelec@engie.com for more details.

Raising the bar

Large-scale renewable power generation is gaining momentum, both with centralized solar and wind farms and with megawatt-size renewable assets at industrial sites. However, power generation market dynamics put pressure on solar and wind farm operators to raise the bar. They need to improve asset performance and maximize power output while keeping operating costs as low as possible and ensuring the stability of the grid.

How we can help

ENGIE Laborelec supports solar and wind farm operators all over the world with targeted advice and assistance to optimize the performance of their assets. Our solar and wind power expert teams carry out independent audits and inspections and implement improvement programs to significantly increase performance beyond OEM targets and to allow saving on operation and maintenance costs. They also provide pre-development assistance.

Services for solar farm operators

Services include performance-enhancing assistance in the entire power generation value chain, from capturing the sun’s energy to feeding the produced power into the grid.
ENGIE Laborelec services for wind farm operators-min

Services for solar farm operators

Either in an end-of-warranty context or as part of a root cause analysis. Inspections include visual or drone-supported inspections and onsite measurements, depending on the size of the installation (between a few 100 kW to 200 MW).

Beyond OEM targets, including:

  • Adapting the monitoring program and installing additional measurement devices to allow early identification of performance issues such as technical problems or the accumulation of dust.
  • Solving technical issues or modifying operational practices to address degradation mechanisms.
  • Repair equipment where necessary.
  • Optimize the cleaning program to ensure timely cleaning while avoiding unnecessary cleaning.
  • Advice on installing and managing power storage.
Including advice on selecting the type of technology and equipment to be installed, including solar panels, trackers, inverters and transformers.

Services for wind farm operators

Services include performance-enhancing assistance with respect to operating and maintaining any type of wind turbine. The service includes:

ENGIE Laborelec - renewable energy header opt

Services for wind farm operators

Either in an end-of-warranty context or as part of a root cause analysis. Inspections include:

  • Drone-assisted blade inspections to identify various types of degradation such as cracks, fatigue, and delamination.
  • Endoscopic gear box inspections to identify unusual wear and tear.
  • Visual turbine inspections.

Beyond OEM targets, including:

  • Correcting the yaw alignment to maximize wind energy capture.
  • Carrying out power curve measurements to identify possible underperformance issues, to evaluate the success or impact of repair operations, or to verify claims made by the operator.

Including carrying out wind measurements to assess the potential of a greenfield site and to provide advice on selecting the type of turbine to be installed.

What about storage?

Storage systems are crucial elements of electrical networks as they make it possible to deal with the inherent intermittency of wind and solar energy. In this field also, we offer a broad range of services, such as sizing, integration, performance, lifetime management and total cost of ownership optimization of electrical and electrochemical energy storage installations.

We also do R&D

ENGIE Laborelec also provides Research & Development services with respect to wind and solar power generation. Don’t hesitate to contact us at research.laborelec@engie.com for more details.

Get in touch

Do you want to improve the performance, reliability and flexibility of your renewable power assets? Email us at renewables.laborelec@engie.com or use our contact form.