Steps to Get Started with Bestech Energy

Steps to Get Started with Bestech Energy

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The Steps to Install a Bestech Renewable Energy System are summarized with the keywords below:

Call • Assess • Schedule • Review • Reduce • Contract • Install • Commission

Step 0:
Call Bestech at (301) 531-4455 (USA) or to indicate interest in owning an MDGE System.

Step 1:
Feasibility Study — Site study, local permitting requirements, different renewable energy options, preliminary cost estimates, and financing

Step 1-1: Initial Assessment of your Electricity Needs
To determine the size of your renewable electric system, we’ll need simple information about your home, including your approximate historic electricity consumption, your site’s solar potential, approximate orientation of your roof (e.g., Southwest), roof material, and major electrical loads in your home.
We can calculate your average yearly consumption (measured in kilowatt hours – kWh) by looking at your last 12 months of your electric bills. Use our Bestech Design Data form (MS Excel) to help you gather your electric data.

Step 1-2: Schedule an appointment for a professional Site Visit After we have your electrical data, we’ll briefly discuss your goals for going solar and then set up a Professional Site Visit to determine your site’s solar potential. During the site visit, we’ll take some measurements and answer any additional questions you may have. During this visit, the Bestech Energy Consultant will collect the information needed to generate a proposal.

Step 2:
Design of Renewable Energy System –System specifications, PV area and foundation, storage battery capacity, electric wiring and controls, schedule and installation costs

Step 2-1: After consulting with you, we’ll finalize the system design and present you with a proposal. At this point, you’ll have all the information you need including Feasibility and Cost-Benefit Analysis to make your decision to go renewable.

Step2-2: Review Proposal
Bestech will deliver a proposal to you by email or in person. This proposal will include the initial system design, cost, high level of financial analysis and amount of the rebate and tax credit. Proposals can also include a simulation of your expected electrical usage and billing with your new solar power system. This will allow you to determine how much you will save on your bills and what your bills will look like after the installation. More detailed financial analysis (such as cash flow or payback) is also available upon request.

Step 2-3: Reduce Your Electricity Needs
Even before installing a solar electric system, you can reduce costs and make your home or business more comfortable by investing in energy-efficient equipment, accessories and technologies, such as Energy Star appliances, solar powered air conditioners, DC fans, LED and compact fluorescent lights, and by practicing energy conservation.
By reducing your need for electricity, you’ll decrease the size and cost of the solar electric system you’ll need. Reducing demand is nearly always more cost effective than installing more solar electric panels.

Step 3:
Installation of Solar System –Procurement of components, site preparation, installation of PV panels and auxiliary components, and electric wiring

Step 3-1: Sign Contract
If you decide to move ahead with the project, you will then sign a contract with Bestech. From here, we will take care of everything. This includes system design, permitting, construction, inspections, utility interconnection and rebate application/collection. We are committed to providing you an entire turnkey solution.

Step 3-2: Installation
Installation can commence once a contract has been signed, permits obtained and materials procured. Residential installation times range from 3 days to 4 weeks, depending on system size and complexity.

Step 4:

Step 4-1: Municipal and Utility Inspection Following your utility inspection, your system will be up and running. The technical drawings of your new system, all owner’s manuals, warranties and instructions on how to monitor your system’s performance will be provided by Bestech Energy. After installation is complete, the governing municipality and your utility company will inspect your system.