Solar Energy Benefits
Ameresco helps private and public organizations unlock the potential of solar energy, with projects like this rooftop array in Newton, Massachusetts.
Solar energy is one of the most efficient and popular forms of renewable energy in the world today. New solar panels are far better at producing power than those made just a decade ago, making solar energy a great choice for public and private organizations seeking to control energy costs and meet sustainability goals.
• Increase renewable energy use with onsite generation
• Reduce carbon emissions and carbon footprint
• Approach zero-net-energy building design
• Support sustainability initiatives
• Achieve LEED and other certifications
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• Control operating expenses for energy
• Hedge against energy price volatility
• Qualify for tax incentives and utility company rebates
Solar systems provide some significant advantages compared with other renewable energy options:
No noise: Solar energy generation is completely silent, making it ideal for schools, hospitals and residential areas.
No emissions: Solar generates zero emissions and can meet up to 25% of a site's energy needs, making it a valuable offset for public and private organizations that must meet emissions compliance goals.
Low maintenance: Solar panels last between 20 and 25 years under normal conditions, and solar systems have almost no moving parts to wear out.
Low cost: Energy from the sun is free, making it more valuable as energy costs rise. Organizations may be able to sell excess power back to the grid, delivering additional energy savings.
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Why Choose Ameresco?
Our solar PV team has an advanced understanding of regulations and is involved with ongoing rulemaking at the local, utility, state and federal levels. We have acted on behalf of our customers to secure all permits and incentives to keep projects on schedule and at the agreed upon price. Our engineers and construction teams have designed and/or built more than 50 megawatts of solar PV projects.
Ameresco has the in-house technology, staff, and systems to continuously monitor solar PV operations, report alarms and problems, and dispatch maintenance staff using our work order management system. We also test and re-commission each site once a year. This O&M experience provides feedback to our design engineers, creating a virtuous cycle for continuous design improvements.
Ameresco offers a full spectrum of services from system conceptualization to support once the system is complete. We can develop, engineer, build, own, operate, finance and maintain (with in-house or outside staff), providing a complete solution. We can operate and maintain any existing solar power system or provide financing through a Solar PPA or ESPC for new construction.
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