Solar Professional Services, LLC - Phil Friedman - Solar Consulting - Serving Colorado's Northern Front Range
Solar Professional Services, LLC - Phil Friedman - Solar Consulting - Serving Colorado's Northern Front Range
Solar Consulting Fort Collins, Colorado
SPS Site Assessment Brochure (PDF)

Stand-Alone Assessment

Completed as a stand-alone assessment eqivalent to Basic and Advanced assessment combined.

Basic Assessment Component

  1. Suitability
    1. Site
    2. Building
    3. PV installation
  2. Preliminary installation prerequisites
    1. System type: grid-tied, grid-tied w/battery backup, off-grid
    2. National Electric Code
    3. Electric service provider
  3. Analysis of utility service provider requirements
    1. PV, disconnects, inverter, other BOS
    2. Metering
    3. Net metering
  4. Electric bill review
    1. Electric energy efficiency review
    2. Objective of solar electric generation: Percent electricity provided by PV
    3. offset
    4. net-zero
    5. net producer
  5. Economics and financial analysis
  6. Rebates, tax credits & other incentives
  7. General PV literature
  8. Resources: Books, Websites, Institutions
  9. Discussion with owner
  10. On-site visit
  11. Written report
  12. Follow-up telephone review

Advanced Assessment Component

  1. Site visit
    1. Detailed site suitability analysis
      1. Shading
      2. Infrastructure constraints
      3. Location constraints
    1. Detailed building suitability
      1. Roof
      2. Wiring
      3. PV location
      4. Balance of equipment (BOS) location
  2. Detailed National Electric Code (NEC) requirements
  3. Analysis of utility service provider requirements
  4. Complete review and analysis of electric bill
    1. Daily kilowatt-hour consumption
    2. Monthly kilowatt-hour consumption
    3. Annual kilowatt-hour consumption
    4. Household size and lifestyle influences
  5. Electric energy efficiency review and recommendations
  • Lighting
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Domestic hot water
  • Water/sewer
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Other household appliances
  • Electronics
  1. Detailed AC energy production analysis
    1. potential cost savings
    2. net metering
  2. Financial spreadsheet analysis: cost, payback, cash flow, return on investment/internal rate of return.
  3. Environmental benefit assessment: elimination of CO2 greenhouse gas emissions (GHGe) and offsetting equivalents
  4. Rebates/incentives, federal and state tax credits: availability and recommendations
  5. Financing
  6. Specific PV literature and system and product recommendations
  7. Installer options
  8. Discussion with owner
  9. Two to three hours on site
  10. Written report
  11. In person follow-up
  12. Telephone follow-up

Cost: $365