We install the solar systemWe work out the best configuration for your site, taking into account your daily and seasonal demand. We procure and engineer the installed solution through our supply partner SolarKing. We work with your retailer, network company, councils, and electrician to ensure compliance. We fully fund the installation so you pay nothing
Customers agree to buy the output
We establish a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Utilise and the power customer covering such things as the long-term price and price resets, each party's obligations, metering and invoicing arrangements, and the ability for the customer to purchase the system.
Property owners agree to the system being on site
The owner of the property where the installation is located agrees to allow Utilise to put the system there through a Licence To Occupy (LTO). This is a standard agreement similar to a lease agreement and contains things such as term and renewal, obligations of the parrties, ability to purchase the system, and remediation
Utilise invoices the customer for power produced at a better price than grid supply
Utilise reads meters monthly, reconciles the data and undertakes billing and customer service on a monthly basis. These costs are all charged based on the terms of the Power Purchase Agreement and its Standard Terms of Service.
Please see our Standard Conditions for Service here.
With your permission (which we obtain through a Letter of Authority), we analyse your current power usage and costs.
We provide you with an indicative proposal to supply power directly off your roof.
If the indicative proposal is accepted Utilise iundertakes detailed design and advances PPA and LTO documentation.
Power supply remains continuous during installation, other than at completion whilst we are livening the installation. Typically the meter used by your retailer also needs to be changed to accept export into the grid. Both of these will require short power supply interruption for an hour or so, though can also be done in non-business hours.
We review the Health and Safety plan provided by SolarKing and it's installers. When working at height we usually install scaffolding. Our installers are qualified electricians able to work at height.
Solar is installed at your premises under the process outlined above.
The metering company sends us the meter readings from the solar system.
From the first month after commissioning of the system you will receive bills from Utilise.
You continue to receive a bill from your existing retailer for power not supplied by Utilise.