What should you expect when you go solar? Eagle Point Solar makes going solar easy by helping you every step of the way. Our process creates a complete turnkey system requiring little or no action on your part to make your solar PV system operational. Below is an outline of a typical solar evaluation and installation
Preliminary evaluation and estimate
The first step to decide if solar is right for you. Eagle Point Solar needs to better understand your solar energy goals and objectives. We will ask you a few brief questions to see what your ideas are and ask you for information such as name, address, phone number, hours of operation, facility sq. footage, etc., as well as your property’s characteristics.
We will request copies of your past trailing 12, 24, or 36 months electric utility bills so we can analyze your electric requirements and recommend a PV system to optimally meet your needs. We will also take a look at your building on a satellite image to get a very broad idea of whether your business qualifies for the installation of a solar system and from the satellite image estimate the potential size of the solar array that might fit on the roof. (orientation, flat, pitched, aggregate, etc.)
We will then provide you with an approximate cost of the system in various configurations, including any and all incentives to minimize your capital investment.
Detailed evaluation and firm quote
If the preliminary evaluation meets with your expectations, we will make an appointment to visit your home or business to take roof measurements, evaluate shading if any, look for obstacles that might have a negative impact on your system and to evaluate the adequacy of you electrical system to handle a solar array.
During this visit, we will explain how the solar PV system operates, and what kind of payback period you can expect. We will work up a customized solar PV system plan using the best domestically produced components that will cost effectively suit your needs. We will provide you with a detailed quote within a couple of days that will tell you exactly what equipment we recommend, what the economics are, and when and how long the installation will take. There will be no surprise add-ons.
We will answer any questions you have at this point.
Once you decide to go solar with Eagle Point Solar, we will manage every aspect of the installation and integration. We will keep you informed at all times to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible.
When the purchase contract is executed; we will complete the necessary paperwork to get the ball rolling with your local utility and with the potential federal or state programs. A deposit of 1/3 of the system cost is required at this stage.
We obtain permission from your utility company through an interconnection agreement to connect your solar PV system to the local power grid when completed. There will be a minor deposits required at this point paid to the utilities and municipals for permits, etc. These fees range anywhere from $100 to $500.
The product takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks to be delivered. We will give you an approximate start and completion date when the purchase contract is finalized. We will also apply for any local electrical or building permits required by your community.
When we receive your product, our project manager will contact you to arrange the installation schedule and the 2nd 1/3 payment on the system is required. We will require access to your business and the electrical panel during the installation process. We will also confer with you the best location to install the inverter and determine whether we are able to hook you up for Internet monitoring of your system. This usually requires that you have a router on the computer system that we will use as an internal portal. We will not interface with any corporate software or IT activities.
The installation of the solar panels will typically take two to six weeks or less from start to finish, depending upon the size of the system and weather conditions.
When the installation is complete, we will call for an electrical inspection by your local electrical inspector. When the electrical inspector approves the installation, your utility company will most likely have to install new metering to insure that you are set up to receive credit for the surplus power you generate and push back into the grid. This could take as long as two weeks.
We will complete all of the paperwork necessary for your utility interconnection agreement. Final payment will be due upon the switching on and commissioning of your system.
Easy Maintenance and Monitoring
To make sure that your system is operating at maximum capacity, we offer access to a real-time solar energy monitoring system that allows you to see the performance of your system and the dollar value of the pollution-free electricity you are generating.
As you can see, we will guide you through the complete process.
Ready to Take the First Step Toward Energy Independence? Contact us today for a free, on-site solar evaluation.