Solar EPC Solution
EPC 2.0 – A Modern and Flexible Approach to Commercial Solar
Over the last decade, the business model of choice for the commercial solar industry has been what’s called engineering procurement and construction (EPC).
Velo’s Design-Build-EPC Approach: Turnkey and Flexible
Design-build-EPC is the evolution of EPC – it’s EPC 2.0 and it marries the best parts of EPC with the best parts of the design-bid-build approach. Here’s how.
First, design-build uses the same basic framework as the original EPC model. You have one contract with a single company that’s in charge of the engineering, procurement, and construction of your solar project. It’s 100% turnkey so you’ll always know exactly who to call with your questions or concerns.
The other critical aspect of EPC 2.0 is that it eliminates the rigidity of the EPC process by integrating the flexibility and customization inherent with design-bid-build.
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No matter your solar project timeline, Velo’s integrated design-build-epc approach will deliver the solar plant you need on your terms. As technologies evolve, it will be even more crucial that you work with a solar provider that’s collaborative – and that’s the very heart of Velo’s design-build approach.
When you work with Velo Solar, you’ll be working with our employees, not subcontractors. From the site survey, design, and engineering of your solar system to its financing, construction, and final commissioning, our cross-functional teams collaborate with you and with each other during every phase of the project.
How can we help you determine if solar is right for you?
You could opt for the more piecemeal design-bid-build approach where you become your own general contractor, buying the services you want when you want them. But this is an incredibly time-consuming process and since there’s very little collaboration between your vendors, you could wind up with a solar system that doesn’t fully meet your needs.
Do you really want to invest the time and effort into finding and contracting with the right vendor for each component of your solar project, and then personally manage everything from structural design to final commissioning?
Probably not – you already have a full-time job running your business. What if you could get the best of both worlds?
Turnkey But Not Flexible
The EPC approach makes solar easy for you as the customer because it’s turnkey. You hire a single company to engineer your solar system, procure the elements needed to build that system, and then construct the solar system at your location.
If you have a question or there’s an issue while your solar PV plant is being installed, you know immediately who to call – and it’s their responsibility to resolve the issue, not yours.
The downside to EPC is that it’s not very flexible.
Often, with an EPC solar company, every customer gets the same package of services. That package typically includes a simple design and construction of your solar system – but the key is that you can’t get just a piece of the package, you have to take it all.
If you’re not ready to go all-in with solar, this one-size-fits-all mentality may not be a great fit for you.
The Superior Approach to Commercial Solar
Velo is the premier design-build-epc solar company in the Southeast US. Our unique approach allows us to customize our offering to better fit the needs of our customers.
Velo’s approach to commercial solar projects establishes a long-term relationship with our customers. We partner with you wherever you are on the path to solar energy integration – and because of that we can analyze, engineer, design, install, and maintain a solar system that perfectly fits your needs and your timeline.
Whether you need the whole package today or just want to take the first step now and the second in six months, we can provide the services you need when you need them:
EPC 2.0 is an approach to commercial solar that meets you where you are today and allows you to plan for the future.
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When renovating our new corporate headquarters to a LEED Gold standard, we were looking for a qualified solar partner to fulfill our unique site requirements. We found that partner in Velo Solar, and together executed a creative design that not only provides energy savings for the building but simultaneously meets our architectural goals for the renovation.