A SurePath Solar PPA is best for customers that:
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 installation and an assessment of current energy use.
- Budgeting includes an estimate of savings from a solar energy system installation 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 Tioga 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 installation, 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.