Municipals, Education & Non-profits
Public entities are in a unique position to embrace a leadership role in support of clean energy. Buildings such as town halls, police and fire stations, and schools typically have unused roof space which can be leveraged to deploy solar solutions.
Colleges, universities and non-profits have also taken a leadership position in support of clean energy. They have embraced using solar PV systems to provide electricity for their buildings from both a social/environmental consciousness perspective as well as a financial one.
With solar, many municipalities, educational facilities and non-profit organizations can expect to see:
Reduced and predictable energy costs
Electricity rates are volatile - continuing to go up over time but doing so in an inconsistent manner – making it difficult to budget this line item year over year. With solar, a reduced, more stable electricity rate can be achieved. This is critical for municipalities, educational facilities and non-profits that need to maintain fixed operational costs. There are many financial incentives available to municipalities, educational institutions and non-profits through a Solect Power Purchase Agreement or outright system ownership.
A Sustainable Footprint
Being "Green" is attractive to many municipalities, educational institutions and non-profits that want to be part of the renewable energy revolution. Whether their reasons are financial, driven by a reduced carbon footprint, or purely philosophical, the demand is real and growing.
Towns, school and universities, and non-profit organizations are using their green clout to educate the public, students and staff about the benefits of clean energy. This concern about the environment also helps organizations attract more environmentally concerned individuals for admissions or membership.