Process

Process

01

Initial Enquiry

We approach each new client by trying to understand their pattern of energy consumption and their overall electricity needs. We analyse the information provided by the client and devise a report showing design of a Solar PV system and the energy it will generate over its lifespan.

From households we collect the following information:

  • Electricity bills for the last 6-12 months.
  • Exact location and Eircode.
  • Roof type, size of house, age of house.

From businesses, public and commercial buildings we collect:

  • Electricity bills for a period of more than one year as the activity in such premises varies greatly over the years.
  • MRSO data for the last 12 months (This can be 15, 30 min or hourly data).
  • Location of the main power incomer noted on a google maps image from above so we can ascertain cable runs.
02

Site & Drone Survey

After the initial report, our expert engineers will visit the client premises and evaluate any potential hurdles during installation. A drone survey is done for bigger roofs or fields, which adds accuracy to the system design and makes planning more efficient. We only use this information to create a customer-specific quotation.

During this step we discuss the planning application process, financing and grant options or new Government initiatives and schemes that may be applicable at that moment or in the near future.

03

Quote

After we have Collected and analysed all the information and images of the site, our solar engineers use the latest energy simulation software to design a system that matches the energy requirements of the client. The quote includes a list and datasheets of components to be installed, financial analysis and cashflow, images of module areas, simulation results, and system energy balance.

In the simulation process, the software takes into consideration details such as historical climate data of the area, roof angle and orientation, shading from adjacent buildings or plants, technical specifications of components.

04

Planning

During the quotation procedure the decision on where and how the system will be installed is being thoroughly discussed and agreed upon, along with any local authority planning permission required.  Our Health & Safety officer will prepare a specific plan for work on site and send a timeline of the installation process along a list of all subcontractors involved.

As part of our service, we contact the electrical supplier, and we assist with planning permissions and national or local grant schemes that may be available.

05

Installation

After the final draft of the proposal is agreed on and contract signed with the client, we will arrange a date for delivery of materials and subsequent installation of panels and electrical components. For households the installation takes between 3 and 5 working days after all materials are on site. For commercial installations our team prepares a timeline of work on site activities so that the client is aware of what will take place and how it will affect their normal working process. The installation period is between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the size and complexity of the system.

All components installed are CE marked and on the Triple E register of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Our electricians commission, set up and test the system before handing it over to the client. All of our systems come with an Owner’s Manual, Test record sheet and log-in details for the online monitoring system.

06

Aftersales

After the system is up and running, our clients can see exactly how much energy is generated, what percentage is used, how much is stored and how much goes back to the grid.

Our customer service team is available at +353 1 5292788 in case you need any help or have further questions. Our employees stay up to date on industry developments and trends, by regularly attending training sessions and seminars, organised by components manufacturers and field experts.

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