Solar

Greater customer demand, rising energy costs, and increased government support are helping to fuel the rise in the solar industry. Certified Energy Technology is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of the solar market as it is steeped in the 20 + year experience and history of Certified Roofing Specialists. Certified's heritage as a roofing company means that we stand behind our guarantees plus we have the have ability to warranty both the solar and roof installations. We offer our customers the opportunity for single point of contact and single solution.

Benefits of a Certified Solar Project

  • Government incentives - tax rebates or credits coupled with local utility incentives can significantly reduce the cost of your solar installation
  • Save money and predict costs - Solar has no fuel cost and low planned maintenance costs. Buying solar allows for a pre-paid purchase more than 20 years electric power at a known price
  • Flexible financing - Credit worthy companies have options to lower peak-demand rates

Assessment and Design

The decision to host a solar installation is complex. We’ll work with you to be sure you have the optimal solar solution based on your unique goals and specific situation.

  • Assess Site Economics for Solar Viability - We review and analyze each opportunity to assess long-term value. We will review your facility’s power usage, tax and non-tax incentives, and environmental attributes.
  • Monetizing Incentives - We will review options for renewable energy credits and available grants.
  • Permits - We will apply for and obtain all necessary permits to install your solar PV system.

Incentives

Certified Energy Technologies works with its customers to take advantage of every available incentive in addition to the Federal Investment Tax Credit. Opportunities include:

  • Grants and Loans
  • Production or Capacity Based Incentives - Some states or utilities have production or capacity based incentives available for customers who install solar photovoltaic systems.
  • SREC Contracts - Within states that have tradable Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs), Certified will help secure a long-term contract to make this a stable and predictable subsidy for your system.
  • Tax Incentives - federal tax credits, state tax credits, and property tax exemptions

To find renewable and efficiency incentives where your facilities are located, visit dsireusa.org

Procurement and Installation

Certified has excellent relationships with suppliers and large scale buying capability. Our relationships are your relationships so cost savings are passed along to you

The roof under the solar installation is paramount. In that a solar installation has a 20-25 year expected lifespan then so must the underlying roof. We install systems ensuring that there will be no compromise of your roof's integrity and its warranty.

Basics components of a Solar PV System

  • Utility Grid - the network of distribution wires used by the local utility company
  • Solar Modules – converts sunlight into electricity
  • Inverters - changes the direct current (DC) produced by the modules to an alternating current (AC) used in homes and buildings
  • Electrical Room (Panels) - central point for all fuses and breakers that distributes electricity to the facility
  • Utility Net Meter - measures the flow of electricity between the facility and the grid
  • Monitoring Software - tracks the performance of the solar system and can be aligned with other efficiency and controlling software used for energy management

Is Solar Right for My Facility

The viability of a solar project is determined by a variety of factors including local incentives, facility and site conditions, and specific electric usage. We will work with you to help determine your best options and help you understand all of the considerations.

Locations that take full advantage of solar installations

The most economic solar installations are in states and utility districts with good financial incentives and high interconnection limits. The following specific locations are strong contenders for solar installations:

Rooftop

  • Large roof or roofs (50,000+ sq. ft)
  • Flat or slightly pitched
  • Minimal rooftop equipment
  • Minimal shading from trees or buildings for the next 20 years
  • New roof (less than 7 years old), or an old roof in need of replacement
  • High electricity rates and/or bills, often with large demand (or peak use) charges

Ground

  • 5+ acres of un-shaded area that can be fenced off
  • No other use for the next 20 years, maybe due to zoning limitations
  • Close to an interconnection point or proximate to the users’ building

Industries that take full advantage of solar installations

Many industries benefit from solar installations; however, the strongest candidates are Commercial Real Estate, Government and Industrial.

Commercial Real Estate

  • Strong social responsibility message for tenants and visitors alike
  • High electricity usage during daytime hours can be offset
  • Results in comfortable environment
  • High and stable electricity usage during peak periods

Government

  • Social responsibility message
  • High electricity usage during daytime hours can be offset
  • Results in comfortable environment
  • Reduces costs

Industrial

  • Social responsibility message
  • A solar PV system on a large rooftop can offset anywhere from 10-40% of a facility’s annual demand. Facilities can receive payment for reducing demand during system load peaks and generate offsetting power in-house
  • High electricity bills across the year can be moderated
  • High and stable electricity usage during peak periods

Environmental Impact

Solar installation has a positive impact on the environment. Solar energy is non-polluting and helps us to decrease our dependence on all other finite resources. As an example, an installation with an area of 15,000 sq. feet and a power of 100 kWp, for example, produces an average of 120,000 kWh per year. That means, over 20 years, 1,644 tons less CO2 is sent into the atmosphere

Daylighting System

Interior lighting comprises approximately one-third of a company’s energy costs. A daylighting system with energy efficient skylights can decrease or even eliminate the need for electric lights during the day saving significant energy costs and earning LEED points.

Certified Energy Technologies has the experience to ensure that the roof penetrations will be properly sealed. It is vital that your roof remain watertight and/or its warranty could be voided.

Certified Energy Technologies partners with leading daylighting equipment manufacturers. Certified will make certain that your system is as efficient as possible. Additionally, with our support from consultation, to system design, to installation, to ongoing maintenance, we’ll help you get the most out of your investment.

Key Benefits of Daylighting System

  • Reduce energy costs – turn off the lights during the day
  • LEED points — Tax benefits, and energy savings
  • Tax and Utility Incentives – local and federal opportunities