Solar Installation

Quality construction management is paramount to all PV solar installations.  Solect’s process starts with the evaluation and procurement of the best materials and equipment, and carries through to the management and inspection of the construction process leveraging certified professionals.  We continue to carefully manage the interconnection and commissioning process with the grid, until the system is ready to be turned on. Our precise work and careful attention to the solar installation process, results in a renewable energy investment capable of solar energy production for twenty-five plus years.

Supply & Procurement

Solect’s engineers design the most cost-effective and long-term infrastructure to meet each customer’s specific financial needs and site requirements.

Solect sources the latest PV technologies for its renewable energy system components from “best of breed” manufacturers, including both mono-crystalline and poly-crystalline solar panels, as well as amorphous silicon modules, to satisfy the widest variety of applications. By working with our large volume partners, we are guaranteed the most competitive pricing in the industry.
Mounting hardware for rooftop photovoltaic applications are divided into two main categories – 1) ballasted (non penetrating) for flat roofs and 2) penetrating – on poles, racks or stanchions on pitched (sometimes flat roofs). Land based systems in New England typically have a metal racking system that is “pile driven” in the ground. Some projects use a combination of different mounting systems in order to provide maximum performance, structural integrity, and economics.
Inverters are designed specifically for each project. Solect works with our electrical engineers and installation team to ensure the overall integration of the system meets all of the electrical specifications and is installed correctly to meet local code requirements.

Construction

Solect project manages every step of the physical construction process.  Construction starts with a safety plan designed specifically for the project and site conditions.  Our certified installers prep the site with safety equipment and isolate a work area to minimize impact to business operations.  Upon delivery of all equipment, our technicians assemble racking and panels to the engineered specifications and the electricians then facilitate all DC wiring, bonding and inverter tie-in  to the AC switching gear.  Solect’s technicians then finalize metering and monitoring connections to prepare the system for final commissioning.

Interconnection

Interconnection is the process of connecting a distributed generation system to the electric grid. Prior to interconnecting, distributed generation system owners seeking to operate their systems in parallel with grid power must have a signed interconnection authorization from the local utility. The interconnection process actually starts well before the procurement and solar installation phases. Before a solar system can be installed, the project owner must first apply for the interconnection process. The interconnection process is complex and completing the process in a timely and cost-effective manner is crucial for a project’s success. Solect works closely with each client to ensure that the interconnection process is being completed in the most efficient and timely fashion in order to keep the project moving forward and on target.