The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) program will fund up to 50% of the cost of solar and energy efficiency projects. Here’s what Texas small businesses and agricultural producers need to know.
You plan to install LED lighting mainly to save money. This article will give you a few practical ways to make sure that happens!
When COVID-19 hit in 2020, many facility owners and managers increased fresh air ventilation in their HVAC systems.
Some are still paying the energy penalty for this change.
Solar in Commercial facilities is a lot different than Residential solar. If you own or manage large facilities in Texas, this article is for you.
Energy and Sustainability projects are often complex and expensive. In addition to using innovative technology, they are often delivered through complex structures such as Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS), Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC), or Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).
Having an advocate to help you navigate these projects from inception through long term performance will ensure you get the results you intend from your investment.
There are two main ways to buy a solar system; direct ownership (cash or financed) or leased (Power Purchase Agreement or equipment lease). Each method has pros and cons, which we’ll discuss in this article.
Done right, Energy Saving Performance Contracts (ESPC) can be a great way to fund infrastructure upgrades.
Done wrong, they can cost taxpayers millions.
Texas has a complicated electricity market and very little net-metering. This makes proper design and sizing of commercial solar systems critical to achieving expected savings.
If you are considering a solar system on your commercial facility, this article will help you ask the right questions and avoid potentially making a multi-million-dollar error.
We love energy projects, but we don’t always love the schemes and gimmicks some companies devise to deliver them. High cost, inflated savings, and questionable performance are all common faults that you should be on the lookout for you as you plan a project.
Just by reading this article you could save 15% or more on your next energy project.
The Inflation Reduction Act, or IRA, was passed into law August 16, 2022. It is officially H.R. 5376 and you can read the full 276-page bill here on Congress.gov to find the relevant sections on incentives and applicable energy and sustainability projects.
Thankfully, you don’t need to do that, because we did it for you.
This resource article will detail how the IRA will help public and private sector energy users pay for energy & sustainability projects in 2023 and beyond. If you are a business owner, facility manager, school, city, university, or other commercial property owner/manager, this one’s for you.