We work closely with our commercial and residential solar clients through every phase of their solar power project from the initial study to servicing and maintenance, and everything in between. The key phases in the development of your project include:
Free preliminary study
We conduct an assessment of your property to determine the viability of your site, as well as potential locations and system sizes.
Comprehensive feasibility study
Our solar experts conduct a full on-site assessment to determine how solar power would work with your property. We analyze the impact of the skyline on various locations, keeping future developments and seasonal changes into account. We also consider the structural components of the system, such as roof capacity and wiring. We provide you with a comprehensive report and offer a quote for the development of your solar project.
As part of the feasibility study, we perform a detailed financial analysis to project the system’s economics. We compare several potential locations, system sizes and system configurations to maximize performance, and provide you with the costs, panel productivity and estimated returns on investment (ROI).
Design & Engineering
We specify your system’s components, including the quantity, make and structure of your system. We ensure that it is in compliance with government and FIT regulations, Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) and adheres to all building codes.
Since 2007, Grasshopper has helped thousands of customers with energy related government incentives. Preparing and correctly processing interconnection and regulatory documents is important to a successful and timely solar installation. Grasshopper knows the way. We’ll make sure you get there.
Attention to Detail, Quality Control
Whether an engineer, journeyman electrician or qualified solar installer, our experts are professionals. Every Grasshopper project has a dedicated project manager who is knowledgeable about your specific project and can address any concerns you may have.
The Right Equipment
Grasshopper believes selection of the right products and equipment makes a big difference in a world where not all products are created equal. We pride ourselves on sourcing only the most reputable products.
Installation & Commissioning
The performance of your system is affected by how well it is installed, which is why we carefully select our installation team to ensure your system is assembled and connected properly.
At this point, we connect your system to the grid and inspect its performance. Safety is our largest concern, and we make sure that the system is approved by the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) and proper authorities.
Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance
Once operational, a solar system turns into a generating asset that needs to be managed. Grasshopper takes care of all financial services and operational details, giving you peace of mind that your investment is in good hands.
Our financial services include timely financial reporting, revenue and expense monitoring and management, relationship management with landlord and utilities, taxation and regulatory compliance.
Post-installation, our team is available to you to inspect the panels and other components, test the system’s output, and service your system over the course of its warranty. Our dedicated customer service team is available on regular business hours, as well as evenings and weekends.
We can maintain a record of your system’s energy production to analyze your electrical contribution, CO2 reduction and financial savings. Our monitoring software keeps a record of performance trends so we can see how to continually optimize your energy output.