Viability Study / Site Assessment

Eliminate your doubt, ensure going solar is right for your home or business.  We gather information remotely and critical design constraints are identified early to assess the viability of the solar project.  If you are a project developer we can provide you information for your projects to.

Conceptual / Pre-Construction Design

The conceptual/pre-construction design includes a detailed layout of the solar installation, complete with a single or three-line electrical diagrams. These are typically used to apply to the local utility for interconnection. In some jurisdictions, the concept design can be used to pull permits.

Permit / Construction Design

We include all of the necessary items your Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) needs in order to receive a permit approval.  The construction/permit package includes a site plan, project plan, electrical design, wire and conduit sizing, safety placards, and racking/structural details.

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Viability Study / Site Assessment

Our Viability Studies cover the following areas with a report that will assist you in deciding the benefits of solar for a particular home, business, or independent site.

Site Analysis – Determine if the location is right for a solar project
Environmental Issues – Uncover potential environmental impact
Financial Modeling – Estimate and verify project ROI
Project Costing – Budget analysis including labor and materials
Interconnection Costs – Uncover potential interconnection costs
Review of the PPA's – Complete full review of terms and pricing
Review of Land Leases – Examine lease docs, title work, surveys
Permitting Requirements – Explore permitting needs
Zoning Approvals – Review zoning letters needed for the project
Valuation of SRECs – Discover potential SRECs and their value

Evaluating your site upfront, before spending countless hours and money on, to only find out down the road that the project does not have an attractive ROI, or its not financeable, or even worst; it cant get built at all given property restrictions, easements, environmental impacts,  or various other issues.

Conceptual / Pre-Construction Design

Take your project from an idea to a well laid out system with thought that includes site specific meat and potatoes.  Let us prepare you a conceptual set of drawings that can be used to take your project to the next level. Conceptual drawings help to give visibility to what the real installation is going to require. Our conceptual or pre-construction designs include:

  • Site Layout
  • Complete Single or Three-line Diagram
  • Production Model based on the conceptual design

 

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Permit / Construction Design

If your project has made it pass the conceptual design and into a reality, whether you are a solar installer looking for construction documents to take a project to permit or you are a solar developer in need of construction documents to permit and or send out to third parties to bid, CSS can prepare you what you need.  With our experienced staff we will work with the projects AHJ and utility company to ensure you are meeting all of the requirements both parties might have.

Next Steps...

No matter what stage your project is at, CSS can assist you in preparing and presenting your project in a way to keep your project going all the way to installation. We can even help after installation with as-builts and maintenance plans.