Oregon Solarworks offers professional site surveys to help determine the feasibility of installing a solar electric system at your home or business. Each site survey includes a detailed estimate of a solar system custom tailored to your location, budget and energy requirements. Also included is a comprehensive report of what tax credits, rebates, and other incentives your PV system may qualify for. We offer a number of different types of site surveys.
Straight Grid Tied Photovoltaics
We will visit your site and perform a thorough analysis of your site’s solar potential. Using our Solmetric shade analysis tool we will provide you with a detailed report of the monthly impact of shading through all four seasons. We will take tilt angle and orientation of the array into consideration when analyzing your power production potential. We will quantify the amount of solar electric production your site is capable of developing based on types of solar electric panels and the layout of the panels. We will also address any site specific interconnection or structural issues.
Grid Tied Photovoltaics with Battery Back Up and Off Grid Photovoltaics
Site survey will be the same as in a straight grid tied system. In addition we will compile a load analysis to determine your battery storage requirements and energy production requirements. Please be prepared to discuss your energy needs, useage patterns and back up requirements as we will use this data to determine your system sizing as each user and location is unique. We will provide you with a detailed estimate taking all of the above information into account. We will clearly outline your tax credit, rebate and potential grant eligibility.
Fee: $250- We will be glad to credit this towards your PV system.
Battery Based Grid Tied or Off Grid Hydro/ Hybrid System
We will analyze your potential hydro site to determine the feasibility of installing a micro hydro turbine. We will take your vertical drop and available water flow into consideration to determine how much power you have the capability of producing. We will also determine the optimal route to run the input line and determine the optimal intake system. We will also recommend which model of turbine will match your site’s characteristics to optimize long term operation.
Fee: $250- We will be glad to credit this towards your hydro system.