We Provide Support Throughout Project Construction

Installation and construction of solar-thermal systems on buildings is both a science and an art.

Early-Stage Solar-thermal construction project

Among the many considerations are:

  • Maintaining a weather-tight building envelope
  • Maximizing aesthetics for the public face of the building
  • Minimizing weather hazards to solar equipment such as freezing and boiling of solar fluids
  • Orienting the solar-thermal system to take full advantage of the sun as a heat generator
  • Integrating the solar-thermal system with the building’s HVAC system or industrial process
  • Coordinating the project installation with other building service providers, roofers, HVAC companies, electricians, mechanical contractors, etc.

Our engineering staff has decades of hands-on experience in providing design support for major solar thermal and industrial installations.

American Solar’s construction support services typically begin during design. We work throughout the design and construction process, including:

  • Schedule and budget evaluations
  • Value engineering
  • Financial incentives review
  • Alternative financing analyses
  • Constructability reviews
  • Weighing project alternatives
  • Structuring bid packages for lowest cost construction
  • Sourcing equipment and supplies
  • Monitoring and coordinating daily construction activities
  • Owner meetings and reviews