American Renewable Energy believes that everyone should have the opportunity to go green and convert your home electricity to solar power. For a business, converting to a solar energy system can help to elevate energy costs that erode profits. Becoming a more green business also projects a progressive image of environmental responsibility to consumers. At ARE, we make it easy by giving you everything you need for your solar system from design and financing, to installation and ongoing system monitoring. We have streamlined the process into easy steps to begin generating your own solar energy.
Step 1: Free Solar Consultation
Every business is unique, so we start by talking with you about your energy needs and project goals. Our next step in customizing a design for you is viewing your facility via satellite imagery. In order to properly size the system, we will review your historical electrical usage patterns to determine your annual usage and rates. During an on-site visit, we measure your roof and assess its condition, shading, and other design considerations in order to develop a detailed estimate for you.
Step 2: Proposal
ARE will prepare a full financial analysis of your solar project, including annual cost savings, payback calculations and cash flow analysis. We will identify the government rebates, tax credits and depreciation that can dramatically improve your financial investment. Many businesses choose our Power Purchase Agreement, which requires no capital investment; you pay only for the solar electricity you generate each month. The proposal includes an initial design mock-up to show you how the solar array will look on your site.
Step 3: System Design
High quality starts with good design. Our engineering team will custom design your solar power system based on your facility’s architecture and electrical needs. We will determine what is best for your business utilizing the many different types of solar products that we offer. ARE obtains our products from the best solar panel manufacturers with the latest technology to design high performance solar systems.
Step 4: Installation
ARE’s professional installation teams have comprehensive experience in solar installation and will build your system to our high standards. Commercial installation times range from 1 to 4 weeks depending on system size and complexity. We will work closely with you ensure minimal disruption to your business. Our project managers oversee all the building permits, inspections and connection to the utility grid.
Step 5: Ongoing System Monitoring
ARE continuously monitors your system performance to ensure it is running smoothly.