Utility Solar Install

Most of the global solar PV (photovoltaic) capacity consists of utility-scale solar installations, commonly known as “solar farms.” This sector is poised for significant growth being driven by cost reductions in material, technology advancements in the industry and the need for clean electrical generation to address climate change.


Utility-scale solar has been generating reliable, clean electricity for decades. Solar power plants can be developed in a way that balances environmental protection with energy demands and climate goals. It has proven to be a profitable and a passive income generating asset.


A utility-scale solar power plant can utilize several solar technologies – primary photovoltaics (PV) or concentrating solar power (CSP). What distinguishes utility-scale solar from distributed generation is both project size and the fact that the electricity is sold to wholesale utility buyers, not end-use consumers. Utility-scale solar plants provide the benefit of fixed-priced electricity during peak demand periods when electricity from fossil fuels is the most expensive.

Operations and Maintenance

As solar professionals, we believe it is our responsibility to see that the systems we build, or are contracted to maintain, continue to perform reliably for decades after commissioning. We engage collaboratively with stakeholders to achieve common goals, listening to understand your needs, sharing ideas, solutions, and best practices to maintain the performance of your solar assets.

Pioneer Solar & Renewables offers operations and maintenance (O&M) services for utility-scale, commercial, and residential photovoltaic systems. Pioneer Solar & Renewables highly experienced team of solar professionals will monitor system operations and optimize performance while performing timely preventative and reactive maintenance of each solar asset.

Common Services

  • Reporting (annual and monthly)
  • Performance verification
  • SCADA and communications systems maintenance


  • Calibration
  • Cleaning and filter replacement
  • Power and communications verification
  • Software and hardware upgrades
  • Torque verification


  • Infrared thermography
  • Performance reporting
  • Visual inspections
  • Optional module cleaning

Electrical / Mechanical

  • Circuit inspection and testing
  • Tracking system maintenance
  • Conduit and fitting integrity inspection
  • Torque verification

Site Services

  • Security
  • Vegetation control
  • Snow removal and sanding

We are in the business of ensuring quality system performance for decades to come. We offer O&M contracts of all types and for all sizes of systems. Please reach out to our dedicated team to discuss further.

Global Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement and echoed with support in Glasgow 2020 these goals have strong support from most nations in the world. You’ll see the individual goals below and that utility scale solar plays a pivotal role in achieving several of these goals:

Renewable Hybrid Power Plants

There is going to be significant investment needed into renewables in the coming years and decades and  renewable hybrid power plants are going to play a significant role. Hybrid power plants create jobs across the supply chain, from R&D, engineering, manufacturing, project finance, development and construction. Some key infrastructure that hybrid designs allow for are:

Coal Power Plant Phase Out

Hybrid power plants can be developed to provide the exact same supply that coal fired power plants provide.

Fire Prone Community Infrastructure

Transmission lines being destroyed and communities cut off from electrical supply has been on ongoing problem that is only getting worse as our climate changes and is getting more intensified

Creating micro-grid power plants provides resiliency to these communities

Black Start Power Plants

Black start power plants are always needed for grid balancing

Hybrid power plants can offer this

We have recently launched a joint partnership with the University of Regina to develop several different critical infrastructure projects for Sask Power and are interested in working with other utility providers as well. Joint partnerships and opportunities will be necessary to provide the required funding for these projects. Please reach out to our team if this is of interest.