SunLink expands PowerCare program into installation, O&M services

Expanding on its highly regarded engineering support and project management for commercial and utility solar installations, SunLink Corp. is introducing two new services under the umbrella of its signature PowerCare program: StrongLink installation and SureLink operations and maintenance (O&M) services. The new service offerings build upon SunLink’s trusted engineering and support services that have aided in the development of thousands of solar power plants across North America, ranging from the largest utility-scale solar farms to roof-top distributed generation projects.

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SunLink“As a solar energy solutions company, we’re constantly striving to take inefficiencies out of project lifecycles from every angle,” said SunLink VP of Products Kate Trono. “Our goal is to overcome obstacles, optimize project economics and ensure our projects deliver successfully over the long term. This helps our customers realize lower total installed costs and levelized costs of energy, creating a better overall experience. StrongLink and SureLink are an important part of that equation – and the first of many more PowerCare offerings we look forward to introducing to the industry.”

StrongLink includes the full-range of turn-key installation services, including geotechnical/pre-project pull testing, post driving, on-site ballast casting, prepanelization, mechanical installation and/or module installation. For StrongLink customers, SunLink takes on the management of all installation services to reduce the hassles associated with multiple contractors, extend the ability for developers and EPCs to take on more projects and help mitigate overall project risk. StrongLink is now available in 26 states including California, Arizona, New York and New Jersey, and is quickly expanding to serve all markets.

SureLink provides a unique combination of O&M services including boots-on-the-ground field support, intelligent software diagnostics and a more robust tracker technology as a means to deliver guaranteed energy production. Central to SureLink’s value proposition is a suite of smart device applications that enable remote diagnostics capabilities and precise control of SunLink tracker systems. For example, the same diagnostics app that commissions and remotely controls the trackers will also trigger smart maintenance alerts should performance issues arise.

In addition, SunLink has formed a strategic partnership with MaxGen Energy Services, the power plant service arm of the largest independent solar O&M company in the United States, Solarrus Corporation, to provide full-scope O&M field services to SunLink customers under a single SunLink contract.

“With MaxGen on our team, SunLink customers will have double the uptime assurance that SunLink will be there to handle any electrical or mechanical O&M undertaking for the life of the system,” added Trono.

“We already offer guarantees for every MaxGen customer. Because of SunLink’s willingness to stand behind their tracker, we’re able to go a step further for SunLink customers by offering that same performance guarantee at an efficient cost,” explained MaxGen President Joe Brotherton. “Together, our data-driven O&M services will translate into more cost-effective operations budgets and stronger performing projects for SunLink customers.”