THE COMMERCIAL PROCESS

What to expect when you hire New England Solar Hot Water for your commercial project.

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THE COMMERCIAL INSTALLATION PROCESS

The process starts with a call to us followed by a prompt site visit to ascertain if the site and use are suitable for solar hot water.

Specifically, we assess the following:

ROOF
AREA

Is there adequate area and exposure for solar hot water panels on your roof?

STRUCTURAL
ENHANCEMENTS

Does your roof need structural enhancements?

MECHANICAL
ISSUES

Is there space for a solar storage tank, mechanicals & plumbing runs? Does your existing system need to be upgraded during the retrofit?

EXISTING HOT
WATER USAGE

We measure the usage over a test period with an ultrasonic meter with data logging.

Metering the existing usage is critical. Unfortunately, the solar hot water industry is rife with ‘rules of thumb’ such as 15 gallons/occupant (for a residential buildings) or 4 gallons/ plate (for a restaurant). Slightly better yet are the ASHRAE sizing techniques, and looking at fuel bills. But, there is no substitute for simply measuring the ‘real world’ usage, and reconciling that data with the fuel bills.

We do not bill for any of this; there are no consultant fees, no charge for the site survey, the water use study, or the financial analysis. Our proposals are short and to the point. There are not pages of boiler plate about social responsibility and the environmental impact of a solar hot water investment. You do get a financial analysis with an IRR, a payback schedule, and clear understanding of the tax credits and incentives and how to obtain them.

Find out how easy it can be to switch to solar hot water, and how the benefits of renewable energy can help you save money and the environment.

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