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Solar Consulting

Partner has key competency in solar consulting and engineering services. We work with clients across the country, providing full-service due diligence services, from feasibility analysis and design through to implementation, optimization, and management of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Click here for a PV system we worked on.

Our solar experts can take clients through the full development cycle of a project, starting with validation of a project’s technical and economic feasibility and progressing to the design, supplier, and contractor specification phases, sourcing of investment capital and available grants, construction oversight, permitting, commissioning, turnover and post-start-up monitoring, measurement and verification of project electrical and renewable energy credit production and disposition.

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Independent Engineering Reports – Provides a review of the proposed solar energy project’s contractual documents with an evaluation of the technical design to verify compliance and ability to meet contractual obligations. It includes a construction Document and Cost Review with options to expand its scope to fit the needs of your project, including consulting services such as a Contractor Evaluation, Financial Analysis, etc.

Solar Feasibility Study – Partner’s solar experts can help clients determine the feasibility of a solar system for their facility. This includes on-site visual observations of the building and surrounding property, as well as conceptual site plans, preliminary layouts, and economic analyses for the proposed PV system. Partner will model the expected production of the system.

Solar Due Diligence Studies – Partner can perform due diligence assessments as appropriate, including Environmental Site Assessments, Wetlands Assessments, Topographic SurveysALTA SurveysNEPA Assessments, Biological / Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys, Energy Yield Studies, etc.

Geotechnical Investigation – This investigation includes geotechnical analysis of subsurface conditions and a recommendation for the appropriate type of foundation for the proposed solar systems.

Financial Analysis and Modeling – Partner can generate an independent financial model for your project to verify all inputs and results in regards to CAPX, income, expenses and reserves, and debt sizing.

Energy System Design – Partner provides commercial solar system design and engineering services to meet your energy efficiency needs while also meeting all permitting requirements necessary for approval.

Construction Oversight – Partner provides structural, electrical, and engineering oversight and construction administration services to ensure the successful implementation of a solar system. Services include Construction Progress Monitoring, Funds Control/Funds Disbursement, and Completion Commitment.

Solar Commissioning – As part of the commissioning process, Partner is able to review and finalize commissioning checklists, generate a Punchlist for each system, and conduct and review Performance Tests and Capacity Tests. Partner can also provide the following certifications: Mechanical Completion, Substantial Completion, Final Completion, Ability to Produce, and Place in Service.

Owner’s Representation – Partner can help streamline the process of designing, evaluating, funding, and implementing your next energy project. Owner’s Representation services can include designing appropriate energy solutions, managing the contractor selection and bid process, providing construction oversight, managing timelines and schedules, optimizing procurement and financing options, managing all third-party communications on behalf of the client, and facilitating client training to ensure ongoing success of energy projects.

Fannie Mae Technical Solar Assessments – Report required for Fannie Mae Green Rewards eligibility that determines a property’s renewable energy potential and identifies a practical and achievable solar system design and specifications for a building using calculations and models that reasonably project consumption and cost reduction.

Fannie Mae PCA: Solar PV System Module – Property Condition Assessment module required by Fannie Mae for properties with an existing solar PV system or where a system will be installed on or before the loan origination date. This module reviews and summarizes the existing/planned solar PV system and provides a summary and assessment of the technical specifications and operating condition.

Partner provides the in-depth expertise and experience to provide the system design, verification, and management solutions to minimize business risk and ensure the success of your solar project.

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