It starts with defining a site-specific solution.
Is your roof fit for solar? Is your grid ready for interconnection?
- Financial analysis
- Energy production studies
- Preliminary solar array layouts
- Utility interconnection studies and agreements
Detailed Site Visits Assessment:
- Shading aspects
- Roof materials and remaining roof life (roof systems)
- Drainage and soils issues (ground systems)
- Pre-existing infrastructure
- Site specific construction logistics
Time is the main concern as subsidies for green energy will likely only be around for a limited time. To speed up the process, we first need to know your roof size, approximate location and a description of the roof area (material, quality).
As a next step, we need the following information so we can estimate the feasibility of building a solar power plant on your roof:
- Pictures: of the surface of the roof, inside (structure), outside
- Structural design of the roof (architect’s plan) so we can check how much weight can be added – approximate snow load
- Description of the roof water drainage system (from melting snow or rain)
- (Potential) contamination of the roof (asbestos, etc.)
- Age of the roof, and last renovation and approximate date of the next renovation
- Location of meter and electrical distribution box (on-site or off-site)
- Name of local utility