Solar Energy Management2021-03-25T11:03:44-07:00

As energy costs continue to rise, Energy Management will become the key to significant solar savings.

Solar energy management

Did you know that 40% to 60% of your utility charges can be the result of only 1% of your usage!

That’s right, the Demand Charges on your power bill are the result of “peak” energy usage. These peaks only have to occur for brief moments at any time over your entire billing cycle to incur these fees. And, once you’ve reached certain peak levels you can be forced into more costly rate programs. This is one of the most important reasons to invest in solar energy management.

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The tools we offer are essential, and inexpensive, solutions that put the power of knowledge and control in your hands to:

  • Track energy usage real-time
  • Analyze peak demand and plan reductions
  • Measure power usage of essential equipment
  • Time shift power loads
  • Coordinate peak usage with solar production
  • Lower utility based energy costs
  • Establish building energy benchmarks and LEED points

We couple these technologies with our premium solar systems giving you the ability to achieve net-zero energy consumption, maximize your payback, and turn your monthly electricity bill into profits all through Solar Energy Management.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Solar Energy Management System (EMS)?2021-03-23T15:04:40-07:00

Also known as Energy Monitoring System, it allows customers to easily track and view their system production and energy consumption. This knowledge helps owners monitor their energy usage to better optimize their electricity bills. Our favorite aspect of this technology is that it helps owners avoid peak energy costs (demand charges). Additionally, the monitoring system enables installers to routinely maintain systems remotely. This is all achieved through an app that is integrated with your system.

What are Demand Charges?2021-03-23T15:03:25-07:00

Simply put, they are like a penalty commercial or non-residential customers must pay for exceeding a brief electrical threshold. The tricky thing about it is that demand charges are based on the highest amount of electricity a customer used in a short 15 minute interval during the billing cycle. This means that for many commercial users, the cost of their electricity bill is determined by just mere moments of their usage but accounts for up to 70% of the entire bill. By being able to track usage and know when to not use peaked energy, customers can avoid this up-charge and dramatically lower their bills.

Can I install an Energy Management system WITHOUT a solar system?2021-03-23T15:05:37-07:00

Of course, and we would be happy to show you how much an EM system can benefit your home or business. This is because EM systems allow you to monitor your energy usage through an integrated app.

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