How Our Process Works

1

Site Assessment

We start with a preliminary site visit to determine if your company's facility has the potential for a solar power system and, if so, the best location for your system. From the data we collect, we will prepare a proposal that summarizes your project and includes project cost and financial rate of return, 10–year annual cash flow chart, energy output and impact on your business's electric bill, and construction timeline, as well as other specifics of your system.

NW Wind & Solar will analyze state and regional incentives, as well as federal tax incentives to help you answer the most important question, “Does the return on your investment of a solar power generating system make it advantageous to install one at your company?”

2

Design

Using information from our site assessment and subsequent visits, NW Wind & Solar’s experienced electrical and structural engineers will design a solar electric system tailored to your building's size, layout, and your specific needs. They will create a detailed plan to ensure trouble-free installation and provide you with multiple system options to choose from.

3

Installation

Because commercial photovoltaic systems are often more complex than residential solar energy systems, it is critical that the engineering and installation of any solar photovoltaic system be performed by experienced, licensed, and certified professionals. The project management and installation team at NW Wind & Solar have the technical skills and experience to make certain your installation goes smoothly and your system is working to optimum capacity.

4

Incentives, Permitting, and Inspections

NW Wind & Solar focuses on making your solar installation as easy and painless as possible for your business. We handle all of the local, state, and federal incentive application paperwork, process all paperwork for utility and local permitting, and schedule all building, electrical, and utility inspections. Immediately following inspections, we will notify you of all the results.

5

Follow-Up

When the job is complete, NW Wind & Solar will hand-deliver your customer care package. This includes record drawings, warranties, product information, instructions, and maintenance manuals. Maintenance of your company's solar system is mostly a matter of keeping the solar panels free of excess dirt and debris, which means it will provide years of hassle-free service. Nevertheless, our service department is always on call to help keep your solar power system in top condition. We would be happy to discuss a maintenance plan to ensure your solar energy system remains in good working order, producing electricity for you at peak efficiency.