The Sunwheel Process & How to Get Started
Sunwheel utilizes a simple process for evaluating, designing, and implementing your solar energy system -- and transforming your energy use from carbon-based fuels to renewable, clean power.
Step 1-Site Evaluation: Sunwheel will first evaluate your site to determine if it’s a good candidate for solar. We’ll assess factors such as roof type and age, shading and orientation, historical energy usage (12 month history) and rates. This information will allow us to determine if solar is right for your property and what kind of impact it can make. Also, while most installations are located on the property’s rooftops, that’s not the only possibility. Panels can be located on carports, shade structures, ground mounts, etc.
Step 2-Customized System Proposal: Every site is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solar solution. Based on the factors we evaluate in Step 1, Sunwheel will determine the proper system size and placement. We'll provide you with a system proposal, including your power purchase rate, which will allow you to see how much you’ll save in energy costs.
Step 3-PPA and Planning: Once we have entered the Power Purchase Agreement, Sunwheel will begin planning the installation. We’ll provide you with a schedule and expected milestones. We’ll work with you to ensure the system meets your desires and addresses any concerns, and we’ll make sure the installation schedule is convenient for you.
Step 4-Installation: During installation, we’ll provide you with regular updates on the installation progress. This steps ends with the commissioning of the system. Once the system has been approved by the utility for operation and interconnection, Sunwheel will test and approve the system.
Step 5-Ongoing System Operations: Once the system is operational, Sunwheel will provide regular reports on energy production and system health. We’ll conduct regular maintenance and any repairs, as necessary. Also, Sunwheel can provide a website that allows the property owner to monitor the system’s energy generation and impact.