GSES provides commercial solar design services in three tiers to suit most clients’ needs. You may select a Concept, Detailed, of IFC design pack, for instance. Our team of CEC Accredited engineers work without bias to complete your commercial solar project. In addition, we are “product agnostic” and can work with your preferred technology.
We are also able to add in trench designs, pile set out points, and shade analysis to meet your requirements.
Since 1998, GSES has been a trusted and independent engineering provider for commercial contractors and other stakeholders. For example, GSES has provided a wide range commercial solar design services across Australia, the South Pacific, Africa and India.
Aside from the typical services below, we also provide Connection Applications, Fault Studies, Proposals, and Quoting for your project.
Concept designs are quickly produced on the same base as our detailed designs but do not contain any engineering hours. Therefore, the primary purpose of this pack is to demonstrate a proposed roof layout to your client, with a very simplified DC and AC SLD. Use these packs for a cost-effective method of showing your client you are serious to convince them to sign up.
Project Developers may use our preliminary design services to model a chosen concept, refine system costs and benefits, or create a board proposal report. Project Bidders may use GSES preliminary design services to help cost a project bid, create a tender design, or to illustrate a project offering.
• Depicts location of array, inverters, PVDB, MSB, DC and AC cable tray. • Identifies major site shading obstacles. • Identifies system specifications, panels, inverters, AC and DC capacity.
• Simplified SLD with total number of panels evenly divided across the inverters selected.
Simplified SLD depicting inverters and PVDB connected to existing site electrical infrastructure.
No consideration given to string optimization at this stage.
No cable calculations.
No cable calculations performed.
No engineering performed.
GSES’s Detailed Design Pack is our most popular design product, providing a balance of highly polished presentation, engineered solutions, and reasonable cost. This pack provides you with everything you need to order stock and get on site.
Depicts location of: array, pre-arranged exclusion zones, DC isolators, DC cable tray, inverters, PVDB, AC cable route, MSB and relevant sub boards and point of connection. • Identifies relevant shading obstacles. • Identifies system specifications, panel types, inverter types.
Single Line Diagram (SLD) One for each unique inverter configuration. Identifies string lengths and strings in parallel, DC cable CSA, minimum DC isolator ratings, DC voltage and current specifications for strings.
Single Line Diagram (SLD) Switchboard IP and fault rating (information supplied by client), NMI, meter number, cable type and CSA, protection device ratings, isolator ratings, simplified PVDB with relay and contactor, inverters, inverter manager.
Cable Calculations: Voltage Rise & Current Carrying Capacity for the worst-case DC cable run. Assumed to be bunched in wiring enclosure in air.
Cable Calculations: Voltage Rise, Current Carrying Capacity Assumed touching on cable tray unless specified.
Detailed String Layout with Isolators
Protection Schematic is sold separately, or may be sourced from the supplier of the protection board.
Comms Schematic sold separately. Depiction on AC SLD is indicative only. Export limiting not shown unless GSES is advised at start of project.
Issued For Construction (IFC) Design Packs
When every detail of your design is expected to face scrutiny from your client or the Owner’s Engineer, GSES offers the “Issued For Construction” Design Pack. This is engineered in every aspect, leaving nothing to be decided on site. This is the final stage of commercial solar design.
We regularly design commercial solar systems from 30kW up to a few Megawatts. However, we may play a partial or complete role in each design process. For example, you can view some of our recent projects below.