Onsite Solar Energy
Onsite Solar Energy for Businesses
Solar energy helps businesses reduce electricity costs and meet sustainability goals. Commercial solar can be installed on company-owned rooftops, ground-mounted on your land, or erected as canopies over property or parking lots.
Usource is part of the NextEra Energy family of companies. NextEra Energy, Inc. is the world’s largest producer of wind and solar energy. As part of NextEra Energy, Usource is uniquely positioned to analyze, facilitate and execute on your renewable energy project and ensure it is a cohesive fit with your overall energy strategy.
With deep industry knowledge and a vast network of providers, Usource can select a single installer option, or create and issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to bid out the project to vet and select installation proposals from multiple vendors.
Developing Your Solar Energy Strategy:
- Solar energy consulting: We work with you to understand your goals and objectives and help determine if onsite solar makes sense as a part of your energy strategy.
- Feasibility assessment: We assess the feasibility of each solar energy option available and provide recommendations on which best achieve your desired results.
- Vendor selection: We will create an RFP then review and select installers based on the RFP project specifications.
- Site evaluation: A full evaluation of location conditions will be conducted to determine optimal solar panel placement.
- Construction and design: In conjunction with the selected vendor, we will work with you on the design, layout and materials/equipment used for your solar energy project.
- Solar impact analysis: We will provide an Impact Analysis Report comparing past usage to future state with the new solar system.
- Cash flow analysis: We will provide a Cash Flow Analysis report showing the impact of solar energy on your organization’s bottom line.
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Options
PPAs provide electricity at a lower cost than current electricity rates, as well as future price certainty for up to 20 years. The PPA allows the solar equipment to be installed at no cost to you, and you are not responsible for installation and maintenance. There are many ways to structure solar PPAs and much care should be taken to ensure all risks/benefits have been weighed. Because of the complexity and financial impacts of these agreements, we highly recommend having a professional energy consultant work with you to maximize savings and mitigate risk.