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Solar is a renewable energy technology that can be easily integrated into existing infrastructure. A photovoltaic solar system, which silently produces clean energy without any moving parts, is ideal for on-site applications at commercial facilities. Depending on the quantity and kind of available space, there are different types of installations that work best. Most on-site commercial solar installations fit into three broad categories: roof-mounted, ground-mounted and parking canopy systems. Below, we describe the different categories and the advantages of each.
Project managers work hard to ensure that the process of installing a solar system is as easy and seamless for clients as possible. While clients are enjoying uninterrupted business operations, project managers are behind-the-scenes coordinating the multiple parties involved and ensuring that all the safety, permitting, installation standards and client criteria are met in an orderly and timely fashion. Below, we demystify the process of solar installations by highlighting the common milestones that occur over the course of the installation.
EnterSolar is committed to providing the best solar solution for each client. We want our clients to understand the solar technology that they’re utilizing and the ways in which it can benefit them. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our clients about solar technology with their respective answers.
It’s 6:30 AM at a job site in New Jersey. The sun is just coming up, and it will be at least two hours before the client arrives, but the work has already started at this solar installation. Delivery trucks pull in carrying a myriad of racking, module and inverter components. Crews of installers receive their daily “marching-orders” and review safety protocols before beginning to transfer the newly delivered equipment to the roof of the facility. Orchestrating all of these efforts, as well as coordinating with the local town building department, utility company and engineers, are Project Managers.
As solar installations continue to increase globally at an unprecedented pace, it is imperative that the safety, quality and reliability of photovoltaic (PV) systems are not compromised. Installation and operational risks are important to consider since they have a direct impact on the rate of return of the solar project investment. One crucial way of reducing these risks and ensuring the optimal operation of a solar system is through quality inspections.
As the fastest growing fuel source globally in 2016, solar power is expected to lead the transition to clean, renewable energy (Bloomberg). Solar technology has already proven its efficiency and competiveness with other fuel sources, and the implementation of batteries and methods of energy storage is becoming increasingly important. Battery technology in conjunction with a solar photovoltaic (“PV”) system enables the energy produced by the PV system to be used when solar irradiance is reduced on a cloudy day or eliminated at night.
Solar system design is a multi-layered process that draws from several technical and non-technical disciplines. Engineers and designers integrate elements of electrical engineering, structural and/or geotechnical engineering, investment metrics and state policy to arrive at an optimal solution for the client.
When it comes to maximizing the power and profit of your investment, monitoring your commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) system is essential. While rare, there are instances when your solar system may not run at maximum productivity. Without an effective monitoring system and efficient triage protocol, any minor issue can go unnoticed, and thereby impede the energy production and the revenue stream that your solar PV system is expected to generate.