The first step in the process. We gather as much information as possible to make an informed assessment. We will request your annual site electrical data and determine your roof space and what is achievable in terms of roof area and roof type.
As soon as we have analysed the data and determined the correct system size we will present you with a preliminary proposal.
A preliminary proposal is sufficiently detailed enough to allow us to determine if a solar array is the right solution for your business. We want what is right for you. So this is an important step before either party commits too much time or resource on something that may not progress past the concept stage in the short/medium-term.
Full Technical Site Survey
If our proposal is within the ballpark, the next step is to meet you on-site to measure and understand the different variables on-site.
Assuming all goes well we will return to you a formal proposal. This proposal will be more detailed than the preliminary proposal and give an indication of what the installation will look like and if there will be interruptions to site operations.
This is final decision point for you. Only after this stage are to committed to anything Once you have agreed to move forward with your project we begin the process for the ESB Networks connection application and planning permission.
Grant Applications (Optional)
We'll guide you through this process. It is fast and straightforwards process, and the SEAI often reply within the same day with your approval. More about SEAI solar grants for business / non-domestic.
ESB Networks Application
We look after all the paperwork here for you. The timeline depends on your system size. For smaller systems we do an NC6 form, and approval normally comes back in 20 working days. For larger systems then it's an NC7 form, and normally ESB networks will come and inspect before approving, so that can be a few months until approval is granted. Either way we look after all the dealings with ESB Networks for you and will keep you updated as applications progress.
Planning permission (unlikely required)
For most buildings no planning permission is required. The main exceptions where planning permission may be required is near certain airports / aviation sites, and where you have a listed / protected building.
You can see more information on the government's planning permission exemptions for rooftop solar page.
As soon as the appropriate permissions are agreed upon and in place, we move into the installation phase
We work closely with you and your teams to ensure there is minimal disruption to site operations.
System Commissioning and Handover
Once your solar PV system has been successfully installed, we will arrange a detailed handover with you and your team. We will go through all the various operating procedures and the online monitoring portal.
One Year Review
One year on from when your system is commissioned we will organize an annual review of your system. We will analyse your system data, give the system a health check and provide you with feedback on performance.