COMMERCIAL AND UTILITY SOLAR
Over the last 30 years, we have mastered developing low-price solar power, enabling us to consistently deliver solar projects from concept to completion.
Now! Solar has a large portfolio of commercial and utility projects. Now! Solar's primary area of expertise is commercial and utility solar. We look forward to working with you to achieve energy independence while enhancing your property value and adding additional income. We provide a full financial analysis as well as a design and preliminary engineering so that you can make an informed financial decision
For the consumer that really wants to do a deep dive due diligence on solar, the U.S. Department of Energy has put together a comprehensive 63-page "On-Sight Commercial Solar PV Decision Guide" Click the link below.
Agricultural and Farm Solar
Having grown up in the Yakima Valley and Tri-Cities on a farm, we understand the nuances and needs of the agricultural and farming community concerning electricity. Solar actually has some similar attributes to farming. I have referred to solar as a "sun harvester" and called solar folks "sun farmers".It is not a huge leap from using the sun to grow plants and using the sun to produce electricity. Another similarity is the same tax benefits one gets for farming equipment goes for solar equipment. Combine that with the WA incentives and the USDA grant of 25% up to $500,000 and the USDA 80% loan Guarantee offers a very low-risk investment with high returns.
If you are interested in learning more before we meet, the Department of Energy has a comprehensive question and answer guide "Farmer's Guide To Going Solar" Just click the link below to view.
Now! Solar has years of experience in Indian Country. We try and structure so that these projects are owned by members or the Tribe. While navigating a project in Indian country can be difficult and take more time we have found them to be our most rewarding on a personal level than any other sector of our industry and have more of an immediate impact on the lives.
Installing solar on a commercial property has several distinct value-adds. The typical ROI is 4-6 years (sometimes 3 years) depending on the complexity of the install. The reason for this great ROI is that one is using incentives to pay for the system. The attraction for commercial solar is the ability to add an additional income to your property as well as equity to your property while eliminating or reducing the power bill. There is also the ability to advertise as a "Green Property" This is a huge value add with climate-conscious customers.
Energy storage is a fast-growing segment of the renewable energy markets and is needed if solar is going to be a competitive stand-alone resource. When we first started in solar almost 30 years ago we did not have the ability to connect to the grid so 100% of solar systems were combined with batteries. Once the grid connection for solar was established, focus and attention were, for the most part, lost for energy storage. In the last 5 years, solar alone became less expensive than fossil fuel which brought back the viability and interest of combining solar with energy storage. In order for solar to be a competitive base power source, it needed the ability to provide power 24 hours a day. A lot of money was pumped into the research and development of batteries and the market emerged of energy storage. Financially, it still has a ways to go to be competitive for residential markets but for commercial solar (see Incentives) it works preferred.. Here in the Northwest, we are blessed with multiple and abundant renewable energy resources thus, for the most part, offering a reliable electrical grid. Even with a reliable grid, there are several reasons one might want to consider storage with one's solar system.
Battery Storage And The Electrical Grid
Battery Technology Has Substantially Improved And Prices Have Fallen
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