Solar Photovoltaic System
Solar Energy is everywhere. The sun sends enough energy to Earth each hour to meet human energy demands for an entire year! It’s the world’s most abundant and accessible source of energy.
Logic Buildings has key competency in solar consulting and engineering services. Our solar experts can take clients through the full development cycle of a project, starting with validation of a project’s technical and economic feasibility and progressing to the design, supplier and contractor specification phases, sourcing of investment capital and available grants, construction oversight, permitting, commissioning, turnover and post start-up monitoring, measurement and verification of project electrical and renewable energy credit production and disposition.
Initial Consulting is Free
An initial consultation takes about 30 over the phone. Logic Buildings will need to know the following:
- Energy usage for the last year.
- General pattern of electricity use throughout the day, week, and year (for commercial clients).
After the initial consultation, you will be provided a quick assessment as to whether solar is a good fit.
The Benefits of Hiring Experienced Solar Consultants
Below are the 7 core pillars of our qualified approach:
1. Goal Assessment
Investing in solar is a financial decision. In establishing goals it is essential to determine a project’s worth. We’ll only move forward if the financial payback period makes sense – a process that involves balancing total costs and savings to generate realistic returns on investment.
There are times when we recommend not going solar because the numbers don’t add up. We may lose that customer in the short-term, but this transparency helps all stakeholders in the long-run – including us.
Even when a project makes sense on paper, we are always upfront about expectations, taking special care to never over-promise or under-deliver.
2. Project Scope
Our team analyzes historic and projected electricity requirements to design the ideal system for your energy needs. This analysis is very utility-dependent since incentives and rates vary from market to market. These subsidies and utility prices also directly impact savings – an important component of project ROI.
3. Site Analysis
We conduct satellite imaging and on-site inspections to determine your project’s solar potential.
- Solar resource assessment
- If required, roof age and integrity
- Due diligence, including environmental impact
- Permitting requirements
- Utility interconnection
4. Solar Tech Selection
Our consultants then identify those solar components that yield the greatest long-term value. Higher quality parts often cost more, but they also deliver larger dividends over a much longer time frame.
Many firms devote the bulk of their attention to solar panels. And while module selection is important, it represents a tiny piece of the equation. Our detailed analysis encompasses:
- Inverters (e.g. micro vs. string vs. DCI)
- Monitoring systems (e.g. Web-based, app-based, or manual)
- Safety features (e.g. fire preventers and islanding technology)
5. Regulatory Analysis
Because every market is unique, we also conduct a careful survey of each project’s regulatory landscape. Many overlook the importance of permits, inspections, and building codes. But failure to factor in these variables often results in costly delays, and thus, fewer savings.
6. Solar Financing
Our team identifies those financing options that offer the greatest long-term returns. In addition, we help you qualify for all relevant incentives to drive down installation costs. And we also educate you on the tax implications of each financing approach.
7. Proposal Delivery
Finally, we provide a detailed presentation of our findings, complete with:
- Technology specifications
- Upfront (and long-term) costs
- Financing, taxes, and incentives
- Savings (monthly, annual, and lifetime)
- ROIs and payback periods
These in-depth reports allow you to assess the viability of each project before moving forward. And they also ensure that you deliver the greatest possible returns to your own clients.
Whether Grid Tie or Off Grid, We can help you with Equipment Selection, System Design and Affordable Prices.
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