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Remote and Off-Grid Solar Power Systems and Storage

Off-grid solar systems offer a world of new energy opportunities in places where traditional power lines are too impractical or too expensive. Ameresco is one of North America’s leading solar companies in engineering, building and maintaining off-grid solutions.

Off-Grid Solar: Power Where You Need It

Highly efficient off-grid solar systems allow energy generation in any location with sufficient sunlight. Off-grid solar provides a cost-effective, low-maintenance, reliable solution for many applications, including–

Highway Infrastructure:
Illuminated signage, motorist aid call boxes and street lighting can all be powered without the expense of installing and maintaining power lines.

Emergency Power:
Self-contained solar energy systems offer a dependable alternative and supplement to diesel generators.

Deliver power to remote sites and reduce high infrastructure costs for network growth.

Ranches, Reservations and Remote Locations:
Add water pumps, lighting and remote power outlets without diesel generator emissions and noise.

Ameresco continues to find creative and innovative ways of using storage for on-site resiliency as well as for grid benefits when sold to grid operators. Resiliency is at the forefront of mind with superstorms and climate change. Ameresco offers a variety of innovative, comprehensive, renewable solutions to meet customer requirements.

Case Studies

Daytime view of four solar-powered parking meters in an open-front kiosk


Amano-McGann worked with Ameresco to develop solar parking meters that eliminated the need for disruptive road work in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Daytime view of an off-grid solar power system attached to a water pump

Burt’s Ranch

A solar-powered pumping system allows Burt’s Ranch to move water from a remote site 1.33 miles away without the need for an expensive connection to the grid.

Daytime view of pole-mounted solar panels in a Denver parking lot

Denver Water Board

The Denver Water Board added lighting to a public recreation area at a significantly lower cost, and without trenching, by using a self-contained solar system.