Offering the expert inspection and oversight of its NABCEP-certified electricians, ONTILITY helps partners ensure quality
ONTILITY, a leading wholesale distributor of solar equipment and provider of solar training, design, and consulting, today announces its new third-party inspection and commissioning service offerings. This initiative comes on the heels of increased demand for independent, third-party inspection and commissioning of solar installations. From the requirements of system owners and financial backers to the requests of property owners, third-party inspection and commissioning services have grown in demand recently, and solar contractors have begun exploring these options for helping them grow their businesses.
“During the past six months, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of calls we’ve received from solar contractors who are being required to have an independent party inspect and commission their systems,” said Kirk Wehby, CEO of ONTILITY. “These requests have come from a broad swathe of solar customers, including the military and other federal agencies, as well as local governments, public schools, and private investors.”
Independent inspection offers contractors a high level of confidence that their solar installations, whose intricate workings can cause high costs if they are incorrectly installed, have been set up correctly.
“It is far less expensive to catch and correct a problem while still on the job site,” said Kirk, “which validates the cost of an independent inspection, to say nothing of the benefit to your customer relations and reputation – the strength of your brand. Solar contractors who are offering this on all their jobs are increasing their credibility and building their customers’ trust by proving their dedication to quality and industry best practices.”
There are a growing number of U.S. companies specializing in inspections, commissioning, and O&M, although most are clustered in the highly-developed solar markets of California or the mid-Atlantic, limiting inspection choices for those in other areas. ONTILITY is one of a small number of companies offering third-party inspection and commissioning nationwide.
Executing this new initiative, ONTILITY’s NABCEP-certified, master electricians have begun traveling across the country to provide their expertise on solar job sites. From a minimalistic 10kW grid-tied system on a school to the largest whole-house battery backup system in the Southwest, ONTILITY’s inspection and commissioning team has offered critical expertise to help ensure the highest quality on a wide array of installations, and will continue to extend this solar support nationwide.
For more information about inspection, commissioning, and other design and consulting services, visit http://www.ontility.com/support-services/design-project-consulting.