There are many solutions to consider when you are in need of solar decommissioning. Decom Solar’s experienced team provides turnkey solutions, walking you through all available options, and making a determination as to what best suits your needs.
Termination of incentive or PPA contract
Roof replacement required
Force majeure events
Systems reaching end of useful life
Reduction of onsite load profile / consumption
Depending on the reason for decommissioning an existing solar system, there are many solutions that can be considered. Decom Solar’s experienced team provides a turnkey service and will walk you through the appropriate options for your specific project. We handle every aspect of a decommissioning project, such as:
Utility Interconnection Agreement termination
Incentive contract management
Permit and AHJ Coordination
Full removal of solar system equipment offsite
Restoration of original site conditions (roof, ground, parking lot)
Recycling and Disposal per state and federal regulations
Re-purposing of solar equipment through resale or donation
Removal and Reinstallation
Roofs can age faster than solar systems and often times re-roofing is the best solution. Decom Solar offers removal and reinstall services and works closely with roofers to coordinate safely and efficiently
Handling solar equipment is a delicate and deliberate process and improper handling can lead to damages. Decom Solar’s thorough R&R process ensures that your system will work just as efficiently as before it removed.
Pre-Removal Site visit to assess and record existing conditions
Schedule Coordination with Roofer
Solar System Removal
Solar System Storage during re-roofing process
Inspection and Commissioning
Repurpose and Donation
At Decom Solar, we strongly prefer to repurpose existing solar equipment wherever possible. Repurposing useful systems is not only ethically optimal but is economically optimal as well. There is a nascent after-market for solar equipment that is just beginning to emerge and is expected to grow significantly as the global installed base grows and ages. Our team will assess the quality and usefulness of existing solar systems to determine if they are able to be safely repurposed.
Donation and Non-Profit Partnerships
Decom Solar is proud to partner with multiple non-profit organizations in the U.S. and internationally to find a home for working solar equipment for communities in need.
If a solar system is at its end of useful life and cannot be re-purposed due to quality or regulation concerns, recycling is the most sustainable option for proper retiring of modules. Fortunately, much of the components comprising solar equipment (glass, aluminum, copper) are common and easy to recycle.
Decom Solar has a proven sustainable approach to solar panel recycling allowing for salvage of usable components while complying with all federal and state environmental regulations related to solar system disposal. We ensure our clients that all equipment will be properly handled throughout the entire decommissioning process