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Sustainable

Solar Solutions

For the commercial
industry

We develop, install and finance
turnkey solar energy projects

Our Services

Scout Solar works with you to understand all of your questions regarding solar from system design to financing options, making the solar installation process simple and efficient.

Financing and Incentives


Scout Solar navigates the incentive process for our clients, maximizing grants and tax incentives available to the system owner or investors.



Solar PPA

Many of Scout Solar's customers prefer to have Scout Solar finance the system and in return save on their power bill, with no investment. With a Solar PPA you lock in a predictable power rate for 20 years while saving on average 10-20% on your monthly electricity cost.



Solar Incentives

The changing landscape of grants, incentives and rebates requires the Scout Solar team to actively monitor all available programs on a federal, state and utility level to ensure maximum savings for our solar clients. The following is a summary of the various solar incentives currently offered.



Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

The Corporate ITC for Renewable Energy and Efficiency provides a tax credit for solar equal to 30% of the purchase of a solar power system under US Code Title 26 (Section 48(a)(3)), with no value cap. The 30% ITC tax credit was extended for solar projects up until December 31, 2016 and can be used for regular and alternative minimum tax (AMT).



Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS)


Under MACRS, businesses are able to recover additional costs related to a solar installation. For 2013 solar installation will be eligible for the 5 year accelerated depreciation schedule, meaning that a business or an investor can recover the cost faster than under standard straight-line depreciation.



State and Utility Incentives


Many states have passed Renewable Energy Standards that require utilities to have a certain portion of the power generated to be from clean renewable resources such as solar. This provides incentive for utilities to promote and purchase solar power generated at commercial customer's sites. Such incentives are commonly offered in the form of an upfront rebate or on a production based incentive that is determined based on the amount of power generated by the system. Scout Solar directs this process on behalf of our clients ensuring maximum incentives.



Design and Engineering


With the data obtained from the site evaluation and feasibility study, our engineering department completes the design of your solar electric system including location and specification of all equipment and points of interconnection. The system designs are certified by third party engineers, who are licensed in the states where we operate. These certifications ensure that the design is compliant with the local electrical and structural engineering standards in your area.



Project Management


Scout Solar has a history of managing complex, multi-site projects. Our innovative process of delivering an end-to-end turn-key solution helps ensure that you receive a fully integrated solar electric system. Our project managers have direct oversight and interact with each of our dedicated specialists including engineering, procurement, construction, and electrical teams thereby ensuring a successful implementation.


We work hard to make sure your system is managed efficiently and effectively to deliver a quality system and minimize the impact on your staff and to your site. Scout Solar assigns a professional project management team that works with our client to identify critical drivers and work closely with onsite management to deliver quality installation.



Construction and Interconnection


Scout Solar's installation team consists of a diverse group of electrical foreman, solar installers, material handlers, safety inspectors and site supervisors. Scout Solar has the staff and industry relationships available to coordinate and manage the teams necessary to install a project of this scale.


An experienced construction management team is critical to successful project execution and our dedicated teams have installed many solar installations. Scout Solar manages the entire project from start to finish, even bringing in specialized contractors when needed to address unique challenges. Scout Solar clients can expect the following construction services:

 

1. Pre-construction meeting

 

Set schedules, review the plan, prepare your team

2. Material procurement

 

Acquire solar panels, inverters, mounting components, junction boxes, wire, hardware

3. Labor selection

 

Determine members of mechanical, electrical, site cleanup teams

4. Site preparation

 

Inspect the site including safety modifications in preparation for construction to begin

5. Material delivery

 

Take possession of all materials and inspect and stage

6. Solar array installation

 

Construct structure and mount panels

7. Electrical installation

 

Construct the inverter pad and run DC wiring to the pad

8. Grid interconnection 

 

Install the AC wiring and connect to the grid

9. System start-up 

 

Inspect, test, and commission the solar electric system