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If you would like a solar assessment of your home or business (including


approximate cost), please complete this questionnaire to the best of your
knowledge.

Name: _____________________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________

Address (where system will be installed, if different than above):


__________________________________________________________________

Home Phone: _____________________ Other Phone: ________________________

Email Address: ___________________________________________________________________

Do you want to receive notices of solar sales, happening & legislative alerts?

Yes No
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General Questions

Who is your electric company: _____________________________________________

This system is for a:

a) Home

b) Business

c) Other ________________

Your role:

a) Owner

b) Builder

c) Architect

d) Other ________________

Your reason for a Solar Energy System:

a) Clean Energy

b) Energy independence

c) Hedge against higher energy prices

d) Reliable energy Other______________________

Are you interested in a photovoltaic (solar electric) system?

Yes No
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Are you interested in a backup power system (UPS)?

Yes No

How did you learn about Advanced Energy Solutions?


__________________________________________________________________

Any additional comments


__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________
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Determining Your Current Energy Use

Do you use gas?

Yes No

If so what for: ____________________________________

How much do you use?

Winter month_____________

Summer month ______________

Electricity Use- Preferred Method (most accurate)

Find your monthly electricity usage for each of the last 12 months (labelled KWH on
your bill)

Total the 12 monthly usage figures to find your total annual usage. This is also available
as a report from your electric company.

Total Annual KWH usage: __________

Electricity Use- Alternative Method

Find the monthly usage for 2 or more months (labeled KWH on your bill). If possible
select one month from each season.

1. Spring___________

2. Summer___________
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3. Fall __________

4. Winter ___________
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Determining Your Solar Array Location

Solar panels can be installed on a roof, trellis, on a pole or a ground-mounted rack.

Where would you like to mount the panels?

a) Roof Top of Pole Tracker (single axis)

b) Tracker (single axis)

c) Ground mount

d) Power-Shed Garage

e) Awning style

f) Side of Pole

If on the roof, what type of roof do you have?

__________________________________________________________________

If you prefer a roof-mounted system, please answer the following:

Is there an area(s) on your roof that is exposed to the sun most of the day?

Yes No

Approximate orientation of exposed roof area(s) (Circle one or more)

a) East

b) Southeast

c) South

d) Southwest

e) West
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f) Other ____________

What is the approximate square footage of exposed roof area?

__________________________________________________________________

Type of roof:

a) Composite Tar & Gravel

b) Rubber

c) Wood shake

d) Tin

e) Tile

f) Other___________

Approximate age of roof: __________________

Number of stories on building: ________________________

General condition of roof: _________________________

Approximate slope of roof area:

a) Flat

b) 3:12(14 degrees)

c) 4:12 (18 degrees)

d) 6:12 (27 degrees)

e) 12:12 (45 degrees)


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f) Other: _________________

Getting Started

Approximately when would you want your system installed?

a) Now

b) Within 3 months

c) Within 6 months

d) Within a year

e) Not sure

Would you like assistance in obtaining financing?

Yes No

Please indicate the best time to contact you: _______________________

Comments:
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Q1.Which description best describes your household:

Yourself and your partner living together


You living alone
You living with your children
You and your partner living with your children
You living with friend(s)
You living with your parent(s)

Q2.How would you describe your property?

Flat/Apartment
Detached House
Semi-detached House
Bungalow
Maisonette
Other

Q3.If you were to consider purchasing a renewable energy system for your
home, which are the TOP THREE difficulties you would be likely to
experience?
Please rank the top three: 1 being the most likely
*For the Respondent - The different possible answer choices are presented in random
order.

Initial Cost/ obtaining a good price


Finding a trustworthy contractor
Choosing the correct technology
Obtaining correct and reliable information
Good return on investment
Technology may become obsolete too quickly

Q4.Which of the following would you consider using in your home as a


renewable source of energy?
(Several answers possible)
*For the Respondent - The different possible answer choices are presented in random
order.

Wind turbine (Electricity is generated from the force of the wind through a rotor
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with attached blades)


Solar water heater (Sun energy is collected using a outdoor sunshine collector which
heats household water or swimming pools)
Solar electricity generator (Creating electricity when sun light is absorbed into an
outdoor panel)
Biomass boiler (Biomass boiler refers to the use of logs in log-burning stoves or
cooker boilers in the home)
Ground source heat pump (Central heating and/or cooling system that pumps heat
to or from the ground)
I wont consider using a renewable source of energy

*Filter forwarding to the associated page :


If the respondent would not consider using a renewable source of energy , the respondent
is forwarded to the conclusion

Q5.What are for you the disadvantages to using renewable energy over
tradition gas or electricity energy?
(Several answers possible)
*For the Respondent - The different possible answer choices are presented in random
order.

I dont see any disadvantages to using renewable energy


Installation cost
Efficiency
Reliability
Feel it is not fully established
Lack of information on how it works
Other, please specify:

Q6. If you were interested in a renewable energy system, how soon would you
like the installation to take place?

Within a month
Within 3 months
Within 6 months
Within 12 months
After 12 months
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Q7.How would you finance the cost of a project to install renewable energy
system?

From own funds


Loan (all the funds)
Loan (some of the funds)
Credit card

Q8.If you were to consider purchasing a renewable energy system for your
home, which are the TOP THREE benefits you are likely to enjoy?
Please rank the top three: 1 being the most beneficial
*For the Respondent - The different possible answer choices are presented in random
order.

Reducing gas bill


Energy security
As a source of income from selling excess energy generated
Environmental responsibility
3 Reducing electricity bills

Q9.If you wished to receive information about the benefits of renewable


energy, which method would you prefer?

Door to door sales person


Advertisement on television or radio
Information leaflet / letter through the post
Direct email
Online information website
Telephone
Friend referral
Other, please specify:

Q10.What type of promotions would encourage you to purchase a renewable


energy system?
*For the Respondent - The different possible answer choices are presented in random
order.

Over time payments


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Loan without interest


Discounts
Free maintenance for a certain period of time
Free installation
Other, please specify:
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1. Do you rent or own your home?


Rent

Own

2. What is your approximate annual household income?


120k or less

120 - 130k

130 - 140k

140 - 150k

150k plus

3. Where is your home located?


City Centre

Urban

Suburban

Rural

4. What type of property do you live in?


Apartment / Flat

Terrace

Semi Detached

Detached
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5. Are you aware of Climate Change?


Yes

No

It does not exist

6. Does Climate Change concern you?


Yes

No

7. How important is it that we act on Climate Change now?


Very Important

Important

Not Important

Climate Change is not happening

Don't care

8. How concerned are you on the effect that Climate Change is


having on our planet?
Very concerned

Slightly concerned

Not concerned
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Very unconcerned

9. Are you aware of CO2 reduction targets set by the Nepal


Government for domestic housing?
Yes

No

10. How aware are you of Solar Energy Technologies?


Very aware

Slightly aware

Unsure

Unaware

11. Do you have any Solar Energy technology installed in your


home?
Yes

No

12. If 'Yes', what type?


Solar Thermal (Hot Water)

Photo Voltaic (Electricity)

Both types
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13. Would you like your home to use less electricity?


Yes

No

14. What factors would prevent you from installing Solar


Energy Technology?

Affordability

Inconvenience

Lack of awareness

Lack of interest

Lack of trust in the technology

Other (please specify)

15. Would you rather spend your money on...


Aesthetical Home Improvements

Maintenance

Installing Solar Energy Technology