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Renewable energy solutions and power generation services adds asset value to a property, results in faster lease-up and incrementally higher rents.

There is good, credible market information to support this fact.

Solar energy can be one of the best capital investments you can make.
An Investment-Grade Process Delivers Optimized Systems
Working closely with our customers, our best in class engineers will analyze prospective facilities and determine their appropriateness for solar energy. These services will include reviewing existing utility power pricing at the facility and other factors that will impact the efficiency of solar energy production. We will review with building owners the structural design of the building, determine average weather conditions, local permitting requirements, and other factors that will impact the long term viability of the installation. Our goal during this phase is to make the right decisions that will increase the long term viability, production and ROI.

Rooftop Systems

Commercial buildings with large, flat, unobstructed roof surfaces are ideal candidates for the development of solar energy facilities. These roofs consist of many different types, from more traditional tar and gravel to newer single-ply surfaces. Raised-seam metal roofs are particularly good surfaces to mount solar arrays and asphalt shingle roofing surfaces also work well. Each surface has specific requirements to ensure a successful installation.

The key to a successful solar development on flat roof buildings is the quality of the roof surface itself, combined with the strength of the underlying structure. Some of the advantages of installing solar arrays on flat-root buildings include very good solar exposure, ease of construction, and ease of maintenance. An added benefit is that solar arrays shade the roof surface (reducing UV damage to membranes) and the building itself (reducing air conditioning loads).

Commercial buildings with sloped roofs can also be solid candidates for solar arrays if the roof surface is facing south to southwest.

In all cases, shading from rooftop and surrounding structures (air conditioning equipment, parapets, satellite equipment, vents, neighboring trees and buildings ) must be taken into consideration before determining the true viability of any rooftop for solar.

Solar Carports

One of the fastest growing segments of commercial solar is the development of high quality, aesthetically attractive solar parking structures. "Solar carports" turn an unused asset - a simple parking lot - into an energy generating asset, with the added benefit of creating shade for the cars parked beneath. Shaded parking inherently brings value that can create revenue streams (VIP parking, for-fee valet parking, etc.) or increased general customer/employee satisfaction. Shopping malls, transit districts, large corporations, and amusement parks are examples of entities that can benefit by developing solar parking lots.

Ground Mounted Systems

Unused or marginal portions of properties, landfills, brown fields, warehouse and commercial properties with empty space, low slope hillsides and other sunny, open spaces are all candidates for the construction of ground mounted solar energy facilities. Ground mounted facilities are often easier to build and maintain than roof mounted or carport systems and are extremely efficient in energy production as they can incorporate the ability to track the sun through the sky. Most importantly, developing unused land into an energy producing asset creates attractive returns in multiple ways.

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