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We provide a suite of services to ensure your solar project is completed accurately and beautifully

You can count on DPI Solar to meet your needs.
Whether you're considering residential solar, commercial solar, or solar power with battery backup, we have you covered. From initial site visits to comprehensive planning, permitting, engineering, and installation, we handle every step of the process. Rest assured that from your very first inquiry to the final installation and beyond, DPI Solar in Oregon has your back.
Here are the services you can expect when you choose to work with us:

Residential 

Your home. Your sanctuary. Your source of renewable power.
 

Your home holds immense value, serving as the backdrop for life's most precious moments.
 

At DPI Solar, we deeply appreciate the significance of our partnership in bringing solar energy to your doorstep. We understand that choosing solar power is a deliberate decision, and as homeowners, you seek value, performance, freedom from electric bills, and unwavering quality throughout every phase—from initial considerations to post-installation.
 

With over 15 years of experience in the industry, let our expertise guide you as you embark on your quest for the perfect partnership in this transformative project.

Solar Panels Installed on Residential Home in Sherwood, Oregon

Commercial 

We specialize in catering to the commercial and industrial sector, offering solar installations that span from 25kW to 2MW in size. Our expertise covers a wide range of installation types, including flat-roof commercial buildings, large-scale metal roofs, and even ground-mounted solar arrays.
 

Concerned about the impact on your new roof? Apprehensive about multiple holes being drilled into your 50-year membrane roof? Reach out to us to discuss the possibility of a ballasted system that significantly reduces roof penetrations, often by up to 90%.
 

Our customer base reflects a diverse range of professions, just as our solutions are tailored to meet their unique objectives. Whether it's a hobby-farmer or a prestigious vineyard owner, a convenience market proprietor or the owner of a 10-story office building, storage facilities, assisted living facilities, or even industrial areas in Portland involved in organic makeup compounding, our clients all share a common thread- They are all committed environmental stewards with a shared goal of eliminating their electric bills.

Solar Panels installed on Elks Lodge

Battery Backup

Battery Backup + Solar:
 

Imagine a scenario where your lights suddenly go out, leaving you in complete darkness. The television screen turns black, and even the basic functions like running water and flushing toilets become impossible.

However, with a solar panel installation complemented by a battery backup system, you need not endure this darkness. With a simple flip of a switch, power flows back to all your critical devices, restoring light and functionality to your home.

 

At DPI Solar, we have been engineering battery backup systems since 2015, dedicating eight years to honing our expertise.

 

We understand the intricacies of when a battery backup system is the right fit for your needs, as well as when it may not be necessary.

Curious to learn more? Schedule an onsite evaluation with us to discover how you can keep your lights on even when the rest of the world is engulfed in darkness.

QCell Battery Backup Installed on exterior of residential home

Site Visits

The unique aspect that truly distinguishes DPI Solar is our comprehensive site visit process.

As you embark on your search for a solar installation partner, you may encounter numerous companies that are eager to provide blind bids without ever setting foot on your property. However, at DPI Solar, we understand that the installation process itself, despite the simplicity of the final product in its functionality, can be incredibly complex. We address the crucial questions that arise during a site visit: Will your roof support the solar panels without requiring additional structural modifications? Is it feasible to house the equipment in your basement? Can we establish a solar power connection between multiple buildings? These are just a few examples of the inquiries we will answer when we personally visit your location.

Workers Supervising Construction

Planning and Design

We take delight in embracing a captivating puzzle, and the planning and design of your solar array and project are of utmost importance to us. Our team of advisors, who possess exceptional expertise, are meticulously trained to deliver precise, streamlined, and visually appealing designs for every project.

Overhead shot of solar panel planning and design layout.

Project Management

We believe in the saying: "It takes a village" 
 
And that's what you're getting when you choose DPI Solar as your partner: a village, a team. 
 

We firmly believe in the proverb, "It takes a village," and that's precisely what you can expect when you choose DPI Solar as your partner—a dedicated team working together.

At DPI Solar, we strive to provide you with a seamless and enjoyable experience, which is why we assign a dedicated project manager to oversee your installation from start to finish. Your project manager will serve as your main point of contact, ensuring effective communication and coordination throughout the process. They will work closely with you upfront to eliminate any surprises and ensure a smooth journey. Remarkably, less than 1% of DPI Solar's installations result in change-orders that incur additional costs. Therefore, when it's time to finalize the transition from "our parts" to "your parts" by paying for the installation, you can rest assured knowing that you will pay the agreed-upon price without any unexpected surprises.

Engineers and Businesspeople

Engineering

Is additional engineering necessary for your project before commencing the work? It's not a straightforward "yes" or "no" answer.

For commercial solar projects in Oregon, structural engineering is required prior to permit application. However, many residential projects do not require engineering. Ground-mounted solar installations are exempt from engineering in our state, although detached garages and pole-buildings may necessitate it.

This exemplifies another aspect that sets DPI Solar apart. We value your partnership and your installation as much as you value our services. Recognizing the uniqueness of your project, we never cut corners or seek shortcuts. When you choose us as your installation partner, you gain a team dedicated to ensuring a lifetime of worry-free operation for your project.

Our company president wholeheartedly embraces the notion that "Overkill is Underrated," a sentiment we wholeheartedly share. Your project will withstand the test of time and endure whatever challenges Mother Nature may present, providing you with long-lasting reliability.

Two men standing beside one another. Man on left looking at blueprint, man on right talking on radio

Permits & Inspections

The engineering, permitting, and inspection stages of your project will be diligently handled by your local permitting jurisdiction.

Having established strong relationships with permit offices throughout the state over the years, DPI Solar possesses the necessary knowledge to navigate and excel in every aspect of this process.

We highly value the role of inspectors as your frontline defense against subpar contractors, appreciating their impartial advocacy on your behalf.

Recognizing that inspectors work in your best interest motivates us to meet their criteria, ensuring a lifetime of worry-free operation for your solar system.

Rest assured, DPI Solar takes care of every aspect of this process on your behalf.

 

However, does this mean that we won't require any additional information from you during this journey? In short, no.

 

We acknowledge that your project involves your most valuable asset, and you possess the expertise in that domain. Our partnership with you will involve your involvement at critical steps, ensuring your insights are incorporated. Simultaneously, we strive to provide you the opportunity to sit back, relax, and eagerly anticipate the gratifying moment when you receive the "PASSED" notice on your inspections, bringing you one step closer to activating your renewable power plant.

Electrician

Installation

Are you ready to become the owner of your very own power plant? The installation phase marks the most thrilling part of this process, but we understand that it can also induce stress, as having unfamiliar individuals working on your property can be nerve-wracking for anyone.

Thoughts like "What was that noise? Are they competent? Oh my goodness, there goes the first solar panel!" may cross your mind during the installation. However, our team is here to provide a sense of calm throughout the process.

With years of experience and the support of the finest electricians in the industry, courtesy of IBEW Local 48, you can expect your stress levels to quickly diminish upon meeting our installation crew.

Depending on the specifics of your project, you may hear the sound of drills, impact guns, and footsteps on your roof or in your attic. Construction work is inherently noisy, as we strive to ensure that your power plant is installed to withstand any challenges.

 

This meticulous effort and time invested are not intended to rush the project. We abide by another guiding principle: "Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast." For our team, this means taking the necessary time to ensure we get it right the first time.

You may wonder about the timeline for completion.

 

Ground-mounted installations, involving excavation and concrete work, typically take a week or longer, depending on size.

 

Simple residential homes can be completed in as little as a day or up to a week, again depending on size.

 

Commercial projects tend to require weeks to months for full completion.

We fully recognize that this stage of the process is the most critical, and we devote ourselves to making it as stress-free as possible for you.

Warranty Support

Warranty - the great unknown...or is it?
 
Every warranty from every company boils down to one simple question: will they be there for you when it counts? 
 
DPI Solar is and remains one of the longest tenured solar contractors in Oregon with over 15 years of experience as licensed electricians and 10 years dedicated to the solar industry. You can relax and rest assured that if your project needs life-support, we're there for you. 
 
What does DPI Solar's warranty look like? 
 
We like to refer to the first 10 years as "parts and smarts", meaning your installation is warrantied for parts and labor against defects in installation and product failures. 
 
Are there exclusions? Of course there are. For example: If the worst happens and the manufacturer of your products is no longer in business, we can't offer their warrantied products (if they no longer make them). So, how does DPI Solar avoid this? By doing the best we can to make sure that the companies we represent (product lines) are financially solid and committed to our industry, long-term.

 

Our warranty was written by attorneys, but our president wanted to make sure it was easy to understand and straight-forward. When you do your part, we roll the trucks to bring your system back to life. 
 
Remember - we are your partner in this, and we're going to work together with you to make sure your installation lasts for years - even if it needs life-support.  

White Van with DPI Logo on it. Warranty Support image
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