Concept design and system size
It is important to understand the different stages of a solar system project so that the right decisions can be made at the right time. This staged and considered implementation approach will increase the chances of a successful project outcome.
During this stage, an assessment of the energy needs and drivers of a solar project will be taken into consideration in order to match these with site conditions, existing electrical infrastructure, system location and space requirements.
It is very important that the existing electrical infrastructure and grid connection is assessed for suitability and capacity for a solar connection.
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In order to determine the appropriate system size, it is important to highlight that each business has unique needs and energy consumption patterns that may vary daily, weekly or present seasonal patterns. For this reason, each system needs to be custom designed after an energy assessment has been completed.
This energy assessment should include a detailed analysis of existing energy usage and predictions of future electricity needs. The final assessment will deliver energy modelling to maximise the full benefits of any solar system and this may include battery storage.
Each business has unique needs – for this reason each system needs to be tailor designed taking into account the specific site and the local energy assessment.