What Is An EPC Solar Installer?

What Is A Solar EPC?

EPC stands for Engineering, Procurement, and construction. The solar energy industry refers to companies that provide end-to-end solar energy commercial services, including system design, parts acquisition, installation, and continued technical support.

Solar EPC companies are more comprehensive, experienced, and reliable than any typical solar contractors. 

When comparing a Solar EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) firm with a typical solar contractor, the distinction lies primarily in the scope and scale of services offered.

A Solar EPC firm provides a comprehensive, end-to-end solution encompassing the entire project lifecycle, from initial design and engineering to procurement of materials and final construction. This integrated approach ensures a more streamlined and coordinated project execution, minimizing potential issues and delays from dealing with multiple separate contractors.

In contrast, typical solar contractors usually specialize in specific aspects of the solar installation process, such as installation or maintenance, requiring the client to manage and coordinate different service providers.

This holistic service model of Solar EPC firms significantly enhances project efficiency, reduces the administrative burden on the client, and often leads to better overall project outcomes in terms of quality, timelines, and cost-effectiveness.

Commercial Solar for Business

EPC companies are typically found in the commercial solar sector. Companies that install utility-scale solar power systems need to have every part of the system working great so that nothing is held up.

Option One Solar is proud to provide Commercial Solar Installation services for businesses all across Southern California. Our industry-leading EPC services start with expert solar designs from our engineering team.

After installing the commercial-sized solar energy system, solar EPC companies will continue to provide support with regular maintenance check-ups to ensure optimum energy performance.

Solar Engineering & Design

Our solar engineering team will customize the design of each system to suit the specific needs and requirements of your business and/or property.

We will provide an insight ROI (return on investment) preliminary report to better illustrate the construction cost and long-term solar energy benefits.

Project time may vary based on size and scale. Option One Solar will continue to report all roadmap updates during the process to ensure communication with clients is open.

Steps In Our Engineering & Design Process:

  • Evaluation of client solar energy needs and requirements.
  • Perform site surveys for suitable preliminary designs – rooftop solar, solar tracker system, solar carport, or solar canopy.
  • Monitor prevailing weather patterns and conditions.
  • Determine solar equipment for use and ROI forecasting.
  • Create the 3D model of the solar energy system preview.

Solar Equipment & Procurement

Option One Solar has developed dependable relationships with the most distinguished and reputable solar manufacturers in the US, including Tesla, REC, Enphase, Solar Edge, and many more.

These relationships enable us to provide competitive pricing without compromising quality, efficiency, or project timelines. This ensures we will have the right equipment in stock and that we will provide the best warranties on the entire system.

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Solar Construction

The last stage of the process involves installing solar panels, racking, and other equipment with interconnection to the grid in line with existing power supply systems.

When working with a licensed EPC solar company like Option One Solar, all the services and equipment come on one contract, under one roof, for the entire project. That means there are no middlemen and no outsourcing for additional services.

The Benefits of Solar EPC

When working with a licensed solar EPC, you do not need to worry about outsourcing or third-party involvement in constructing your solar energy system.

The solar EPC will respond to the project from the beginning to the end.

All monitoring and maintenance will be offered after the project is finished.

All services are under one contract for the entire commercial solar project.

With Option One Solar, one call does it all!

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Key Considerations for Selecting a Solar EPC

  • Experience and Track Record: Prioritize EPC providers with a proven history of successful solar project completions. Their experience indicates technical proficiency and reliability.
  • Geographic Coverage and Capabilities: Ensure the EPC provider can efficiently handle logistics and supply chain, including timely delivery to remote areas. This is crucial for maintaining the project timeline and budget.
  • Industry Experience: Select a company with significant experience in the solar industry, as it suggests a deeper understanding of solar project nuances and high-quality execution.
  • Project-Specific Requirements: Assess your project's size, complexity, time, and budget to decide whether a larger Solar EPC firm or a local contractor is more suitable. Each has distinct advantages depending on the project's needs.
  • Reputation, Cost, and Timely Delivery: Consider the EPC provider's reputation, ability to deliver cost-effective solutions, and commitment to completing the project within the set time frame and budget.
  • Preparatory Research: Before engaging with potential EPC providers, understand the different solar PV systems and technologies available. This knowledge aids in making an informed choice that aligns with the project's goals and financial constraints.

Option One Solar is one of the few Commercial Solar Contractors that can fabricate fully customized mounts for your commercial-grade solar energy system.

Our certified welders and erectors use high-quality US materials and precision tools to manufacture our custom-built mounting systems, consistently meeting the highest performance and durability standards.

If you want to improve your company's ROI and reduce blackout risks from utility grids. Schedule a call with our professional solar energy project managers to get the latest information about commercial solar projects.

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