HOW TO GO SOLAR
How does it work? One of our professionals sits down with you for a brief interview to explore your electricity consumption needs. We will talk about your current and future electricity usage. Before the interview, it is helpful if you gather electricity bills for the past twelve (12) months. It is also important for us to know the areas in your property where solar panels could be installed, whether or not you own or rent the property, and if rented, the terms of the rental agreement. After looking at the details of your current electricity consumption, our professional consultant explains how our company can provide a better alternative for your electricity needs. We review a range of Ownership Options and design an individualized program to reduce your electricity cost. We evaluate your existing conditions and design the most cost-efficient array of solar panels for your physical facility and energy needs.
Preliminary Design During the initial design phase, your facility is inspected in detail and a conceptual plan is developed to accommodate the proposed solar arrays. Solar panels and inverters are chosen based on cost effectiveness, availability and efficiency. Then the design is further developed to determine wiring schemes and interconnection details to the Point of Common Connection (POCC) to the electric utility main service. Any structural members necessary for the solar-panel arrays are designed at this time.
Once approved by Electric Power Authority, the construction of the photovoltaic system can begin. The third and final step is the construction of the photovoltaic system. It includes the installation of solar-panel arrays, inverters, protection equipment, transformers, and monitoring equipment to ensure the performance and electricity generated is as expected. We also provide access to a 24-hour monitoring system where you can compare actual performance records to projected performance of your solar panels. Hereinafter, you are already enjoying energy savings! Operation & Maintenance Whether you choose to own your solar panels outright or enjoy a long-term leasing arrangement with us, we are available to participate in the ongoing Operation & Maintenance of your system.
When you enter into a partnership with us to improve the energy efficiency of your facility, you choose the ownership package that best suits your personal or business needs. We offer three options for ownership, all of which can be further tailored to your specific objectives and priorities.
Option 1: We build It, you buy it
This option gives you full ownership of the solar panels after installation. It requires a large one-time payment up front but allows you full ownership and all associated rights of the system. As the owner, you then have the option of contracting us for the system’s operation & maintenance.
Option 2: You buy it, we finance it
Finance Your Purchase
5 to 15 years payment plans
This option also results in full ownership but with payments spread out over time. Similar to a home mortgage, you own the panels when installation is completed, while avoiding a large upfront payment. Ask us about our 5, 10, and 15 year term options through our contact page. In this option, you also have the choice of contracting us for the system’s operation & maintenance.
Option 3: We build it, you “rent it”
(Solar PPA / solar lease)
Minimum range from 5-25
This option is the equivalent to a long-term renting of panels. Instead of the usual utility fee, you conveniently pay us a smaller portion of your previous bill on a monthly basis. This option gives you the full use and energy benefits of solar panels without the full responsibility or rights of ownership. This relationship is expected to be a committed, long-term engagement averaging 10-25 years. The longer the term, the higher the savings. As the panels belong to us, this arrangement automatically includes operation & maintenance (at our cost) throughout the life of the system.