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Our Services

2DegreesKelvin offer unique combination of knowledge gathering, risk reducing, revenue increasing solar services & solutions. We have partnered with world leading technology providers to provide front-line innovation to our customers.

Our independent technology-lead approach focuses on real value and service excellence delivering to asset owners, asset managers, developers, technical advisors, IPP's, EPC’s, O&M’s and Insurance companies alike.

Consultancy & Technical Advisory

Most renewable markets around the world have similar players in terms of the value & supply chain, including investors, asset owners, asset managers, developers, EPC's & O&M's. 2DegreesKelvin do not fit into any of these categories and aim to present ourselves as the strategic partner who can bridge the gaps between the various entities. The grout between the tiles. Providing honest, independent & professional support which is technically & commercially focused on real value and service excellence.

Our team holds decades of project & strategic outcome management experience, having planned and successfully delivered multiple energy related construction projects & maintenance shutdowns. All of which are complex, high-pressure environments with a sharp focus on health & safety, program, quality and budget.

Since conception, 2DK have provided services on over 1GW of large-scale solar assets, meaning we have a vast range of experience and a sizable network to assess, survey, design, develop and ensure high quality standards on your assets, whatever stage they are at along the projectlife-cycle.

Some of our services include:

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Technical Advisory
& Due Diligence
Conceptual feasibility studies
Optimised Designs
Planning Support
EPC Tender Management
Employers Requirements Specification Preparation
Construction Oversite
Quality Management Services
HSE Compliance
Warranty Management
Engineering Resource Support
Site Appraisals,
Audits & Surveys
Our extensive network and value-adding ethos means that whatever you are looking for when it comes to a service, product or solution, we will find it and provide the best option for you. Even if it means providing direct introductions where additional value cannot be added by ourselves.

Construction Management Support Services

2DK have assembled a value-adding range of resource, procurement & engineering support services which will enable you as an IPC/EPC to strengthen your UK team, to delivery your projects on time and on budget and in a safe and high-quality manner.

With a massive new-build pipeline ahead of us, the post-Brexit immigration laws preventing lower skilled European labour entering the country and the growing demands on the supply-chain and inflation, we as a sector will face many challenges to deploy this pipeline over the coming years. 2DK are focused on making solar better. Developing services & solutions which will unlock the ability to build these assets to a high standard and grow a healthy and more sustainable market following the last boom.

Some of our services include:

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Resource & Competency Support
(inc. Project & Site Managers, Site Supervisors, Project Engineers
& HSE Officers)
Quality Management,
HSE Management,
Commissioning Management,
ICP/DNO Interface Management
CDM Compliance,
Documentation & Management

Post-shipment & Post Installation Module Testing
(EL & Flash up to 2.6m high modules)
Drone Surveys, including
pre-site assessment
& construction monitoring
Site Digitalisation
& Serial Number Scanning
Procurement Support –
Local purchasing without the red-tape
Check out our EPC SUPPORT SERVICES & SOLUTIONS brochure for more details.

Advanced Inspection & Testing

Following the UK Solar Boom between 2010-2016, the emphasis was to build & deploy as much solar as possible, as cheaply and quickly as possible. These operational sites are approaching ten years old now and the shortcuts made, in terms of system design, component selection & construction quality are surfacing as a wave of under performing, unreliable and defect riddled assets which need attention to bring them back up to speed.

In these cases, what is needed is bespoke, site-specific qualitative & quantitative survey techniques, so as an asset owner or operator you know what you are facing and the severity and scale of the issue. If you don’t have this, then you cannot make progress towards a warranty claim or improvement resolution with confidence.

Equally, learning from the lessons of the Solar Boom, pro-active module testing & component inspections are now a common place in the Employers Requirement specification for new build projects. Owners and TA’s are demanding that representative samples of modules are tested in both Post-shipment and Post-installation phases. The objective here is to verify the quality of the modules purchased and ensure minimal damages, defects and deterioration.

An engineer in a hard hat and high visibility jacket performing testing on a single solar panel wired up to a 2DK trailer attached to the back of a van.
An engineer in a hard hat and high visibility jacket performing electroluminescence testing on a set of solar panels.

These services are changing the attitudes of EPC’s and O&M’s who are now seeing these advanced inspection and testing techniques, not as a burden, but as tools for them to validate their service excellence.

2DegreesKelvin are the leading UK specialist for advanced inspection & testing services. We pride ourselves on our deep UK focused component knowledge and our ability to assess a particular  defect or deterioration phenomena, and determine the optimum solution to achieve your strategic outcomes.

We own and operate the only dedicated fleet of test machines & rigs in the UK and RoI, specifically designed to capture high-quality, accurate and repeatable test data to verify the quality of your solar modules.These approaches can be utilised on operational assets as well as new-builds during construction.

Some of our services include:

Mobile-Lab 5.0 -
EL & Flash module testing up to 2.6m in height (New-build focused)
Mobile Lab 2.0 -
EL & Flash module testing up to 2.0m in height (Operational fleet focused)
Dark-Room Electroluminescence Testing (Post-shipment, onsite,
warehouse etc.)
In-Situ Electroluminescence Testing (Post-Installation, on the array –
Small samples <1,000 mods)
High-Volume In-Situ Electroluminescence Testing
(Multi-MW, multi-camera rigs)
String & Module testing
(RISO, Voc, Isc, Rs, IV-Curve etc.)
Thermography Drone Inspections
High-Definition Drone

Asset Life Extension & Optimisation

Following on from our extensive range of knowledge gathering services, 2DegreesKelvin have the fully deployable capabilities to implement improvement & optimisation projects in the field. Our professional team of engineers, technicians, trusted associates & partners allow us to deploy suitably qualified & competent resources for any size project, big orsmall.

From replacement of high-volume components to retro-fitting optimisation solutions, and full-wrap repower projects, we can develop the best solution for you and deliver the project safely, on time & on budget.

The UK solar industry is full of cheap, rough-and-ready contracting companies, who may well meet your budget targets upon contract placement, but through bitter experience will cause delays, asset damage, disorganised service delivery and often call for more funds to complete the job due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’. What educated asset stakeholders value is an organisation who can manage the whole process, designs optimised workflows, envisages & plans for complexity and delivers their projects in a seamlessand professional manner, and that’s where the value of partnering with 2DK is.

Through our combined experience of over 40 years on renewable assets, we have a deep knowledge of the challenges relating to renewable asset construction, operations & maintenance and a clear vision of the inevitable issues that are going to appear over the coming years as the assets age. 2DegreesKelvin combine this insight, with professional engineering controls & methods, as well as quality assurance measures to ensure your projects are delivered correctly, first time.

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We have direct experience of high-volume component exchange programs, whether that be to increase the longevity of your asset, or as partof a warranty claim exchange. We have in-house engineering & design capabilities to ensure that the best revamp or repower solution is devised and deployed. We also have a range of exclusive technology partnerships to either boost asset performance or increase the longevity of the site.

Some of our services include:

High-volume component
exchange projects
Module spares creation shuffles
& re-string configurations
Revamp & Repower full wrap
Design & Installation of PID Healing Technology (PADCON Partners)
Design & Installation of String
Optimiser Technology (AMPT Partners)
Backsheet Survey & Repair
Solution (SC-REFIT Partners)
Anti-Reflective Coating
Application (MORESUN Partners)
Asset Decommissioning Studies
& Project Implementation
Checkout our PROJECT LIFE-CYCLE SUPPORT SERVICES brochure for more details.