Endangered power plants

  • 97%

    • 97% of all power plants in Korea are small and medium-sized with capacity of less than 300kW.
    • Power plants without professional O&M services
  • 49%

    • Power plants lacking post-maintenance due to the modules and bankruptcy of contractors
    • The test results by Germany’s TUV-Rheinland show that approximately 49% of installed modules have issues in the long-term performance guarantee

Types of hidden module defects

  • Damage inside modules

  • Modules with reduced efficiency

  • Burnt-out internal terminals

  • External issues of unknown cause

Technical due diligence is recommended to the following.

  • Those who are concerned about lower energy output
    compared to nearby power plants or expected outcome

  • Those who require an overall diagnosis
    before/after various warranty periods for defects

  • Those who require a system status diagnosis
    before operating a new plant or after acquiring an existing plant


  • Professional manufacturer

    • 20 years’ know-how in solar energy
    • Production and partial repair of solar power modules
    • Operation of professional research facilities and organizations
  • Operation and maintenance (O&M) capability

    • Current maintenance capacity modified to 338.85 MW
    • Accumulated O&M data
    • Actual data-based energy output analysis
  • Visiting service

    • Analysis of past energy output (As is)
    • Estimation of future energy output (To be)
    • Proposal of improvement direction for energy output

Technical due diligence performance

Project name Conclusion date Installation capacity
2012-2015 in all 13 29.2 MW
2016 in all 13 34.2 MW
2017 in all 34 61.2 MW
2018 in all 42 176.3 MW
2019 in all 39 133.6 MW
Total 141 434.5 MW
6 locations in Gasi-ri May 2018 16.0 MW
Seoa Energy Apr. 2018 1.0 MW
Wonho Apr. 2018 4.0 MW
Seosan Deokji (Sesaram Energy) Apr. 2018 2.0 MW
Cheorwon Mega 5 Apr. 2018 1.3 MW
S-Planet No. 4 Feb. 2018 1.0 MW
Ganggyeong Solar Farm One Samcheok No. 3 Feb. 2018 0.5 MW
Ganggyeong Solar Farm One Uljin No. 2 Feb. 2018 0.5 MW
Seosan Solar Power Plant Feb. 2018 12.0 MW
Sinheung Green Energy Feb. 2018 1.0 MW
Uyeong Power Feb. 2018 1.0 MW
Songhak Power Feb. 2018 1.0 MW
Saegeum No. 1 (Jungbong-ri and Yucheon-ri) Feb. 2018 3.0 MW
Choi Kang-il Feb. 2018 2.0 MW
GTC Solar No. 2 Jan. 2018 2.0 MW
JH Jan. 2018 1.0 MW
Double H (HH) Jan. 2018 1.0 MW
Seosan Solar Power Plant Jan. 2018 12.0 MW
Uiseongyulhyeon Solar Power Jan. 2018 2.0 MW
Gucheon-ri No. 1 Jan. 2018 1.0 MW
PV Plant No. 1 Dec. 2017 1.0 MW
D.S. Solar Power Plant No. 1 Dec. 2017 1.0 MW
Uiseong Yulhyeon Solar Power Dec. 2017 2.0 MW
Gucheon-ri No. 1 Dec. 2017 0.9 MW
Nam-dong Purification Plant Nov. 2017 2.9 MW
Tutaemo (current BH) Energy No. 3 Nov. 2017 0.9 MW
Saegeum Wind Solar Power No. 1 (Yucheon-ri) Oct. 2017 2.0 MW
Saegeum Wind Solar Power No. 1 (Jungbong-ri) Oct. 2017 0.9 MW
Yuli-ri Solar Power Plant Oct. 2017 2.0 MW
Woori Environment Energy (Jiseok-ri) Sep. 2017 1.5 MW
  • We find and improve the cause of hidden loss in energy output to provide more stable and improved returns on power generation.
  • Total analysis of modules, systems, structures, sites, etc. based on the operation and maintenance (O&M) know-how of Korea's largest O&M company
    ※ It is a subsidiary of S-Energy Co., Ltd. with more than 20 years’ history based on outstanding solar module manufacturing and analysis technology.
  • Provides module precision analysis services in accordance with the IEC 61215 regulations
  • Site review

    3D mapping

  • Material and equipment review

    IR drone, Portable EL, Lab test

  • Energy output review

    Simulation & real raw data analysis

  • Solution provision

    Re-powering / renovation

Comparison to the services of other companies

Diagnostic category other companies S-Power
(PV + ESS)
Diagnostic category V V
Visual inspection of plants V V
Determination of adequacy of design and construction V V
Visual inspection of plants V V
Visual inspection of connector boards V V
Voltage/Current measurement for connector boards V V
Inverter operation and installation status V V
Inverter system diagnosis V V
Diagnosis of electrical performance of modules V
Measurement through thermal imaging cameras V
Estimation of energy output & analysis of potential loss V
Technical support for maintenance V
Presentation of measures to improve energy output V
Experimental analysis based on international electrotechnical standards (specialized labs and testing equipment in operation) V
Verification of defects in major products V
Verification of module components and scope of product repairs V
Power analysis V
Analysis of module and array output V
Shading element analysis V
Amount of insolation forecast data V
Capable of diagnosing PV+ESS power plants V
Inspection of civil engineering status (additional matters) V
Drone shooting of thermal images V