Solar Energy Conversions & Why Corporations are Saying Yes
It’s never been a better time if you are a business considering going solar.
The cost for the installation to organizations is in some cases zero money down. Between local and national incentives and rebates, business can now get solar energy and a new drastically reduced electric rate.
- Decreased Operational Costs & Maintenance Expenses
- Increased Rebates & Credits for Going Solar
- Increased Energy Independence
- Decreased Carbon Footprint
What type of Facilities does Solar Conversion apply to?
Any large commercial/industrial/government facility can benefit from converting to solar energy, here are just a few of the facility types that it would apply to: schools & universities, municipalities, cities, and other federal government installations, multi-family housing units, storage facilities, office buildings, grocery stores, hotels, and more.
How the Energy Audit Process Works
It begins with a thorough examination your building’s past utility bills going back several years. By viewing your historic utility usage, auditors and engineers will analyze the specifics of the facility. Examples include heating/cooling usage, lighting usage, energy rate structures, possible billing errors, and much more.
Full Scale Facility Walk-Through
Next, auditors and engineers will conduct a full facility walk-through. During this time, they will generally examine all mechanical systems, lighting, thermal boundaries, equipment, roof, HVAC system and more. The results of the walk-through will be cross-referenced with your historic utility bills.
Reporting, Savings and Solutions Plan
Finally, once the full audit is complete, most energy audit contractors provide a detailed analysis of their discoveries. This report will include proposed solutions as well as the economic benefits of each conversion/retrofit provided.
How Long Will a Certified Energy Audit Take?
A certified commercial energy audit walk-through performed by an auditor/engineer will typically takes several hours depending on the size of the facility.
Why Trust EnergyAuditDirect?
We’ve spent the better part of the last year tracking 3 industry leading companies in the renewable energy space. These companies provide a range of services which include the sales and installation of large-scale commercial LED lighting and solar equipment and other renewable energy products. We had the opportunity to see firsthand the detailed process each company employed when doing an energy audit at all different types of facilities. In short, our contributor was “embedded” with the engineers/auditors.