Entering the solar industry can be an easy transition with the right resources and information. Understanding more about solar projects, including the difference between the three stages of a solar project; early, mid-stage, and late stage, can help tremendously by helping to determine where a newcomer to the industry can jump right in and transition their expertise smoothly to a solar project and where to engage experts in the field when they're just starting out.
The solar industry has been around for several decades, yet standardization across the industry is still a work in progress. Whether you own a business or a commercial property and are considering installing a solar system, or you are further along the process and are now ready to begin, here are a few tips that will help you to make an informed choice when deciding which of the four paths you will follow to install your system: Do it Yourself (DIY), Owner’s Engineer, EPC, or Solar Integrator.
Have you ever thought about adding a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to your property or business, and want to do it yourself (DIY)? There are some great benefits to doing so, but the journey from creating a project concept to having a fully operating system is often fraught with peril.
Commercial & Industrial (C&I) solar systems often “die on the vine” or get canceled during the development period, which itself can sometimes take years depending on your system size, location, and experience with solar. If you are considering adding a solar system to your business or property, here are 8 tips for avoiding the common pitfalls of a failed solar system installation.