Solar power is a key part of the renewable energy mix, and its importance is growing every day. As more companies make the transition to cleaner energy, solar facilities are becoming increasingly important for providing reliable, sustainable power. However, limitations around global manufacturing capabilities and high-profile regulatory, operational, financial and supply chain risks offer challenges for developers that need to be effectively managed.
LRQA inspectors operate with a global perspective and are experts in energy transition providing support from the start of your project to minimise risk in all areas. We'll help you plan effectively, establish robust compliance programmes, optimise equipment through inspection, and ensure supply chain integrity.
Working with you throughout your facility's lifecycle
At LRQA, we provide a comprehensive range of assurance services for your solar project, supporting planning and production to installation, operation and final decommissioning. We collaborate with you throughout the entire lifespan of your assets and facilities, ensuring that all equipment is functioning at its best and that all operations (including those of the supply chain) comply with laws, regulations, and globally recognised standards.
Solar Technical Advisory
Build confidence in your projects and planning. We help you align your activities with safety objectives, best practices and on-time delivery goals.
Solar Equipment, System & Process Certification
Ensure your equipment, assets and processes comply with the right codes, standards and regulations.
Supply Chain Assurance
Trust your supply chain partners to deliver on their commitments throughout the asset lifecycle.
We can effectively inspect your equipment, assets and components - optimising performance and minimising risk.
Stay compliant and maintain integrity. We can help minimise the operational, financial and reputational risks associated with decommissioning equipment and assets.
Why choose LRQA?
Global reach, local insight
LRQA offers specialist inspection and assurance services in over 80 countries. Whatever your sector, we can help you anticipate, mitigate and manage risk. Our team of over 1,000 inspection experts use extensive local sector knowledge to help thousands of clients safely and sustainably establish best practices.
Full lifecycle expertise
We offer expert assurance throughout the entire lifecycle of your solar facility. Our experts are registered to conduct reviews to global and industry standards, and we're accredited by international bodies to deliver a range of services that follow international best practices.
Our expert team participates in sustainability committees, shapes industry agendas and stays current on key trends to help you seize opportunities and manage risks. This ensures that the insights and solutions we provide are grounded in real-world experience.
Track record in renewables
With over 40 years of experience, we’ve supported a wide variety of renewables projects, providing expertise and insights to businesses transitioning to cleaner forms of energy including nuclear, hydrogen, wind and solar.
We'll work closely with you to design a bespoke assurance programme that meets your unique needs. Here, you can view a selection of key LRQA services that have supported solar projects and developers all around the world. If you do not find what you are looking for, please get in touch to discuss your requirement with one of our experts.
Advisory & Consultancy
- Root cause analysis
- Renewables strategy and policy advisory services
- Bespoke training
- Resource analysis
- Technical due diligence
- Technology reviews
- Design reviews & support
Compliance & Certification
- Component certification
- Project certification (panels, support structure, substation, power cables, control station)
- Type certification
- Shop approval
- Management systems certification
- Compliance with EU Directives and Regulations
Supply Chain Assurance
- Key component inspections
- In-service inspections
- Manufacturing surveillance
- Solar plant asset inspections
- Welding processes, procedures and operator qualification
- Forging and casting