The Approval and Pre-installation Phase
Approved to join the grid
A primary approval is the District Network Operator (DNO) approval. This means that the proposed solar energy system is accepted and approved to join the grid. The assumption taken by the DNO is that all of the solar energy systems generation can be exported (sold) to the grid at any one time, to this end the grid network itself needs to be able to accept this generation back into the system for it to be recycled to re-supply. Centreco will submit and administer the network application on behalf of a client and will liaise with the DNO so that this approval is forthcoming within the bounds of the project specification.
Structural Survey For Roof Mounted Systems
Planning & permitted development
Centreco will manage this process on a client’s behalf and will liaise with the planning authorities to ensure prompt and positive approval of the pending installation. Centreco will also provide a client with Building Control sign off of the solar energy system following the installation phase.
No charge for the approval phase if a system cannot be installed
No approval then no charge. Centreco offer full peace of mind for a client.
Project plan and health and safety compliance
In tandem with the approval processes a full Operation Project Plan and Health and Safety Compliance Plan (including a Risk and Methods Statement) will be agreed and signed off with a client. This will take into consideration the sites operating and logistical features, notably important around areas of access, storage, waste management, regulation and facilities in the context of working in a live operating environment.
That said a solar system installation is most often taking place away from the main operations of a site (on a roof or separate land) and day to day interaction is normally very limited as a result.
Centreco will always work to an agreed installation project plan in a manner which negates any interference with a sites’ operation and works to on site health and safety rules in the context of wider regulations.