Project Management for Solar Implementation Projects

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Solar Solutions are becoming an need of hour from Consumers, Small and Medium Business, Large Enterprises and Govt Entities in Pakistan due to constantly rising cost of Electricity Bills.

Solar Solutions either it is an On-Grid, Off-Grid or Hybrid, A dedicated Project Manager adds a great value having PIP ( Project Implementation Plan ) to ensure Timely Project Delivery , Optimize usage of Cost and Resources without affecting quality.

Bigger projects such as above 100KW normally done by Project Manager but smaller projects such as 5KW, 10KW , 15 KW for consumer using Project Management methodology is always key for successful project delivery and to enhance customer experience.

Project Manager role is to orchestrate among stakeholders including Sales , Pre-Sales/Solution & Design , Field Engineers. A clear responsibility matrix where all activities are clearly mentioned, signed and agreed by all stakeholders to avoid any duplicate of functions.

High Level Project Implementation Plan

Below are Six important Steps for Successful project delivery

1.Project Sign Off – Sales Order form.

2. Design and Bill of Material (Quotation) – Understand the design requirement and align Material and resources , external contractors if required.

3. Material procurement and Delivery On-Site – Coordination with the Procurement Officer to ensure PV Panels , Inverters , Circuit breakers , Cables , Ducts to be delivered on-Site. Coordination with Customer to ensure proper place is available for items to be safely dropped.

4. Roof-top Installation

              a) Standard Structure – Normally done by In-House team

              b) Customize Structure – Mostly done by external contractors, alignment and coordination to ensure timely completion of Structure.

              c) Panels Installation and Cabling – Coordination with internal / external resources for PV Panel installations and connecting in series/Parallel as per design.

5. Internal Installation

              Inverter Installation – Ensure quality installation of Inverter

              DB (Distribution Board ) , Circuit Breakers Installation

              Internal Cabling

6. System Turn up – Go Live

7. Net Metering Licensing Application processing ( Only for On-Grid and Hybrid )

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