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With the many financial incentives available to commercial entities for going solar, we’ve found that most of the time those who use the most energy can often get the greatest payback from going solar. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone – save your business (a lot of) money AND save the planet. Take a look at our Case-Study-On-A-Can here and check out Denver Beer’s amazing projected financial return from going solar with us!
IPS took the unconventional approach of mounting the roof solar modules facing east and west versus the traditional south-facing orientation. The approach of building south-facing rows with separations between them prevents one row from shading the row behind it, but the spacing creates unused roof area. A ‘dual-tilt’ east and west orientation allowed IPS to fit 35% more modules on the roof than if it were a south-facing array, which results in approximately 10% less production than facing it south, but 20% more energy production as a net result.
Developed and owned by Morgan Creek Ventures, the project set a replicable example of the business case for net-zero energy and demonstrated the lucrative returns of installing solar. Because Morgan Creek Ventures chose to purchase the solar panels, the developer expects to see a 6.2 percent return from the solar installation.
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“As one of the Founding Members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition, we demand continuous improvements in our ‘Green Pawprint’. Reducing the use of fossil fuels via solar is a great way to do that. It also saves our company hundreds of thousands of dollars. Our Kong team, our customers and I love solar!”KD Frueh
“Going with solar power was a natural extension of the values of Boulder Valley Christian Church. We strive to be good stewards of everything God has entrusted us with, and solar is a great way to preserve the environment with clean, green energy, and an added bonus is the significant cost savings. We hope that solar is an excellent way for us to further reduce our environmental footprint, and we also hope it is a catalyst for overall energy savings for the future.”Zach Watson
“As the leading manufacturer of waders and related apparel for the fishing industry, we’ve been trying to conserve energy and do the right thing for the environment, which is such a big part of our business.”Robert Gibson, Sr.
This program enables commercial property owners to finance up to 100% of the cost of a solar system (as well as other energy efficiency improvements, e.g. lighting, insulation, roof replacement, heating/cooling systems).
The MACRS depreciation is a financial incentive for commercial entities to be able to write off 85% of the value of their solar system in the first year. This, in turn, results in a faster payback period and reduced overall system cost by up to 30% and can be used in combination with the Federal ITC.
Fannie MAE Green Initiative
With a green building certification, Fannie Mae offers preferential loan pricing for multi-family buildings to invest in property improvements that act to reduce the total energy consumption by at least 30%. The initiative also offers rewards for these improvements as well.
Solar Tax Credit
The Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a 30% tax deduction for the cost of renewable energy systems. Since the cost of solar and storage has decreased significantly over the past decade, Congress has set a phase-out timeline for the tax credit to expire, so there is a limited time to claim your savings.
Never lose revenue during an outage again
Energy storage becomes the most valuable when it’s acting as insurance and protecting against power outages. Some locations, such as coastal communities and islands, are more prone to power loss than others, but any location can benefit from an energy storage investment. After just a day of power loss, a small business could stand to lose as much as 18% of their revenue, which increases exponentially the longer the outage lasts. As utilities face more and more power quality challenges and effects of climate change become increasingly severe, the grid is expected to experience more frequent and disastrous outages.
Blue Ion 2.0
Blue Ion is the leader in off-grid lithium ion battery solutions. We only choose to work with products that we would install in our own homes, so you can be confident that with Blue Ion you’re investing in one of the safest battery chemistries, longest-lasting hardware, and most robust battery technologies available on the market.
Sonnen is the leading grid-tied battery solution that will transform your house into a smart home by storing energy your solar system produces during the day for you to use at night or when the grid goes down. By monitoring and managing your usage and production, sonnen ensures that you’re getting the most out of your solar system.
Sun Xtender is our go-to, tried and true AGM lead acid battery appropriate for both grid-tied and off-grid applications. It’s a long-lasting no-frills solution that can do anything from run our forklift in the shop to taking your house off the grid.
Building the Future
One System at a Time
Day in and day out we deliver the products and services we would want in our own homes to our clients and customers to help solve their energy challenges. We do this by choosing only the best, safest, and most long-lasting products available to design a system that will continue to perform year after year.