The Developer is not regulated by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, so it is important to choose your solar developer wisely. The Developer is the person or group that pulls all the various components of the project together. These are the folks who would manage the financing, the insurance, the installation, the operations and maintenance and the agreements with the utility.
We never recommend one entity over another, but we pose questions a group or individual ought to ask of a potential developer:
- Do they have staying power to be around for the next 25 years? What is their background, and do they have the right experience?
- Who will be the entity to conduct the maintenance on the system? Has the contractor or developer set aside enough money to do on-going work?
- Have they secured the insurance for the project and covered all of their legal bass to move a project forward?
- Is this developer willing to listen to your interests and motivations and use those to tailor the project?