Equipment Procurement

 

GPS is one of the larger providers of solar products in Southwestern United State.  Our established relationships and volume pricing with top manufacturers ensure a strong product pipeline, logistics and support. By passing on the benefits of our relationships and economies of scale, we create a highly competitive procurement offering while taking on the responsibility of sourcing materials.

GPS matches the optimal technology with the project requirements ensuring that the most cost effective solution is provided. Our independent stature enables us to choose among all suppliers for the best overall solution for your solar system needs.  We have the experience and capabilities required to effectively manage commercial scale solar equipment.

 

We help our clients evaluate the full range of solar technology and product options.

Some of the factors GPS uses to evaluate solar equipment are:

  • Efficiency–How much energy will the product produce?
  • Price–What is the lifetime cost per kWh?
  • Field track record–Has this product been used in the field and how has it performed?
  • Warranty terms–How long is this product under manufacturer warranty? What are the exceptions to the warranty? How do you define defective?
  • Supplier balance sheet–How stable is the company guaranteeing this product?
  • Manufacturing tolerances–What’s the range of efficiency we can expect from this product?
  • Site compatibility–Are there any limitations to where this product can be used? Is it better to use in a specific climate or with a specific type of mount?

 

Along with design, fabrication and Management, GPS can supply all necessary balance of the works components associated with commercial and residential solar power systems from a variety of manufacturers..  The following is a list of common solar power equipment.

  • Panels
  • Inverters
  • Batteries
  • Mounting Systems
  • Charge Controllers
  • Multifunction Inverters
  • Grid-Tie Systems
  • Off-Grid Systems
  • Pole Mount Systems
  • Active – Passive – Ballast mounting Systems

 

Management & Customization

When a job site is about to begin, we will contact you to schedule a start date. From that point on, we make sure you are completely aware of everything being constructing.  Our team is sensitive to the fact that we will be in your home or business, so we strive to make sure that your property is safe and clean. When we drive away from the completed job, your property will be in the same condition as it was when we arrived.  To view our portfolio of some of our completed jobs please Click Here.

A Commercial Green Power System is best for clients that:

  • Own or have a long-term (10- or 20-years) lease for their facility
  • Have at least 20,000 square feet of space unobstructed from the sun available for the placement of solar panels
  • Currently pay average or higher than average electricity rates
  • Have a B++ or better credit rating and can provide audited financial statements
  • Want electricity price stability
  • Value environmental benefits

Our Process

Tioga: Tioga Timeline

Phase 1. Preliminary feasibility assessment, including data gathering and budgeting, that culminates in a Letter of Intent. This phase typically lasts only a few weeks.

  • Data gathering includes a review of the site and its suitability for a solar electricity system and an assessment of current energy use.
  • Budgeting includes an estimate of savings from a solar energy system and development of a financial model and pricing structure for the PPA.
  • The Letter of Intent includes the details of the assessment and an agreement to sign a PPA during Phase II of the process.

Phase II. Design and project finalization period during which GPS completes the financial agreement and applies for incentives and rebates on behalf of the customer. At the same time, the physical system is designed and engineered, all appropriate permits are obtained and the system’s components are purchased. The timing of this phase varies greatly by system size and complexity, but typically lasts 2 to 4 months.

Phase III. A 2 -to- 6 month phase of engineering, procurement, construction, inspection approvals and interconnection with the facility’s existing electrical infrastructure and the utility grid.

Phase IV. On-going operation and maintenance for the life of the PPA.

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