Solar Power

Solar Energy 

Worldwide demand for energy increases each day.  By the year 2025, demand is projected to double from existing levels.  Solar energy provides a sustainable, renewable, and clean source of energy.  It conserves natural resources by reducing fossil fuel dependence, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions and peak time grid constraints. 

Although photovoltaic (PV) solar cells have come a long way with respect to efficiency and initial cost, their payback period may be too long for some clients if not augmented by marketing benefits, tax credits, or preferential utility buy-back rates. Then, some clients install PV solely out of the desire to provide a societal benefit. To reduce costs, ERS assists in obtaining government tax benefits for offsetting initial costs and facilitating the selling of electricity back to the grid, if applicable.

ERS offers an impartial analysis for the installation of PV, which is contingent upon the building’s location, orientation, type of PV cells, and the area available for installation.  Costs of components and construction are estimated, and a payback analysis is developed.

For “Green Lenders,” we offer an impartial review of the PV system: feasibility study; drawings; sizing and specifications of equipment such as modules and arrays, inverters, and controllers (if applicable); and permitting.  Our reviews are geared to answer the important question: “Once operational, will the system function as designed?”  This is of special importance if the system is designed to produce RECs to offset its initial construction costs.

During construction, we make periodic site visits to determine whether the installation is proceeding in general accordance with the contract documents and commonly accepted levels of workmanship.  The frequency of reviewing the contractor’s payment requisition and recommending of disbursement releases are conducted in accordance with the size of the installation.

Alternative Energy

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