Any renewable installation is only as good as the efforts and the services that go in the planning, auditing, and other ancillary services. This is an area where Zorays Solar excels in providing our customers with customized professional services to meet the most rigorous industry best practices and standards. Our suite of professional services covers three areas namely, Solar Assessments, Solar Consulting, and Energy Audits.
Solar Assessments and Advisory
We work with clients to help them determine if and how a solar photovoltaic system might fit into their site, building budget, and environmental goals.
After the initial contact, a visit to the client’s site occurs with the primary task of conducting an assessment for the feasibility, installation requirements, and preliminary costs of installing a PV system on a home or business. The site visit takes about two hours and involves discussions with the client, viewing and/or accessing the roof, reviewing possible locations and configurations for the PV modules, and ensuring there is ample space and an acceptable physical location for the inverter, (and batteries, if specified), electrical components and other balance of system (BOS) components. Energy efficiency and conservation aspects of the site and building are weighted strongly and are an integral part of the assessment.
Included are recommendations on which system and manufacturer products are best along with assistance in selecting and sizing a system that meets the client’s budget, fits available roof space, and provides environmentally clean power.
Financial & Environmental Evaluation
Depending on whether a Basic or Advanced assessment is chosen, various levels of financial aspects such as payback time, dollars invested, return on investment, internal rate of return, etc. are reviewed. Various environmental benefits, such as reductions in carbon footprint are considered and calculated.
Report & Consultation
After completion of the above tasks, a written report is sent to the client, and depending on whether a basic or advanced assessment has been contracted, either a telephone follow-up consultation or a second follow-up site visit occurs.
As a separate service, bid evaluations by the client’s chosen solar installer(s) are reviewed with recommendations on which system, manufacturer, and installer might prove best and most cost-effective.
One of the weakest links in the renewable energy landscape is planning. In the rush to make a sale and complete the installation, system installers generally cut corners when it comes to Solar System planning. The key focus of our consulting services revolves around understanding the needs of the customers and planning for the right solution to fit their needs.
- Solar Demand Analysis
- Solar System Dimensioning
- PV Panel Selection & Sizing
- Inverter Sizing
- Battery Sizing and technology selection
- TCO Analysis
A home energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy-efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time.
A typical residential homeowner can make savings from 5% to 30% on their energy bill by making efficiency upgrades identified in their home energy audit. A typical home energy audit includes, but is not limited to:
- Analysis of the past energy bills
- Understanding how the home operates. Especially in terms of HVAC and lighting
- Exterior Inspection
- Health & Safety Inspection
- Electrical Systems Inspection
- Combustion Appliance (stoves, heaters & geysers) inspection
- Thermal Insulation Testing
- Electrical Power loss and Grounding testing
- Appliance Assessment for Energy Efficiency
- Preparation of the report