Project Management

Sentinel Solar’s project management process assists in planning, executing, controlling, and closing your solar projects on time. Our dynamic and diverse network of professionals have the right mix of people skills, specialized training and certification to see your project to completion.

Where To Begin with Solar

Typical project management progression for a grid-tied system includes the following stages.  See what it takes to get your solar project planned, built and connected, and why you should use our professional services to help you along the way.

Determine what you are looking for in a solar system.  How much power do you need?  Is it for net metering, or another type of rebate or incentive program.  Do you want to go off-grid?  Do you want battery back-up?

10%

Review your design parameters, to see if the capability matches the level of performance desired.

20%

Complete the application to the local electricity provider.  This will include ‘Form C’ – detailing solar modules, inverters, voltage, compliance ratings and connection voltages.

30%

Manage the process to conduct and submit a Connection Impact Assessment (CIA) study.  This includes fully specifying the electrical components, and preparing a single line diagram.

40%

Project manage all purchasing, ordering and delivery – whether depot or drop shipped.

50%

Coordinate all timelines and logistics for products, installation, permits, approvals, testing and commissioning.

Assist with contractor selection in your locality.  This includes arranging an electrician for permits, connections and testing through.

70%

Review and commissioning sign-off.

80%

Final connection agreement with local electricity provider is completed.  This includes setting up billing details.

90%

Project complete.  Enjoy the benefits of solar energy for your business or home!

100%

How to go Off-Grid

An off-grid system follows the same process as a grid-tie system.  There is no paperwork in stages 3, 4 and 7, but additional design and engineering work for the battery system, and hybrid connections to wind turbines and/or back-up generators.  

Speaking of paperwork...

Here are some samples of the applications you will face during the process of going solar in Ontario, Canada.  All provincial governments have different requirements for going solar.  We have extensive knowledge of these forms, how to ensure they are filled out properly, and when and whom to submit them to.  Our professionals leave no page unfinished during the project management stages to ensure your solar project is completed to spec in a cost-effective, timely manner.

We're here to help!

Sentinel offers a full suite of solar design and layout services to compliment our project management expertise.  We also offer complete structural and electrical engineering services to make sure your project is 100% ready to go.