How We Do It

Step 1: Project Potential / Feasibility
Activities – Data Collection and Opportunity Analysis

Prior to embarking on any project, Sunrigen personnel gauge the project fundamentals to ensure baseline conditions for project success are satisfied.

In this pre-development phase, we assess the project based on these data points:
a. Project / stakeholder / Client Objective – the fundamental reason this project is desired.
b. Economics – Calculating the NPV (Net present value) using regional energy economics, e.g. basic cost of acquiring energy from existing sources v/s renewables.
c. Local Regulations and policy – including environmental, building, transport, political, legal conditions and by-laws.
d. Local social and cultural environment – community and council perceptions and objectives.
e. Technology – Assessing availability of most suitable commercial technologies.

This is presented to the client/council or stakeholders for consultation and approval.

Step 2: Project Development
Once the feasibility of the project has been established and approved by the client / council or stakeholder(s), the next step is to create a framework and plan which will map project progress & mitigate risks.

a. Location: Site survey and planning, including physical locations /constraints; site ownership, etc
b. Renewable source – understand resource availability, quality, and characteristics within a range of certainty e.g. wind studies, patterns, climate assessment studies etc.
c. Ownership Structure – establish and secure the economic and partnership contract. e.g. Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), Rental Agreement, Grants / subsidies/ re-imbursements etc.
d. Permits – permits necessary for project construction and operation, including federal, provincial, and municipal
e. Capital – financial resources necessary for final development, construction, commissioning, and initial operations
f. Team – Assembly of a fully qualified team which will design, integrate, install and commission the project

This is presented to the client/council or stakeholders for consultation and approval.

Step 3 : Implementation
Once the project development plan has been established and re-approved by the client / council or stakeholder(s), the next step is to implement the project.

The nature of the risk profile for pre-development and development drives our incremental, iterative approach to project implementation.

a. Design and Integration (off-site) – At this stage, the systems design team draws up detailed plans on how your renewable energy solution will be installed. All project specifications are overseen by a dedicated project manager who will ensure all the logistics of the installation go as planned.
b. Groundwork and Installation -Sunrigen will oversee your groundwork to make sure it is done in line with the system design.¬†Once all the ground work is underway, Sunrigen’s dedicated engineers will begin installing the various elements of your renewables project.
c. Commissioning & System Training – Final commissioning makes sure the system is operating to expected parameters and maximum efficiency. Once the system is up and commissioned, our engineers will train you on how to use the system and give you a full end-user set of instructions for reference.

Step 4 : Commercial Operations
Once the system is commissioned, Sunrigen will become responsible for conducting or ensuring ongoing O&M, including repair and replacement as per terms of the contract.