Ra Power & Light believes commercial solar delivers compelling value across many Industries. Benefits include immediate reductions in utility spend, 30% Federal tax incentives, 100% depreciation in year one, Solar Renewable Energy Credits, rebates and as important: Green marketing initiatives that align business operations with your Brand:
Juice, Dairy & Beverage Processing industries rely on electrical power 24/7 and benefit greatly from solar Federal incentives. In an industry challenged to do more with less, PV solar delivers the majority of daytime power requirements with the tax advantages of investment-grade renewables. PV solar is a hedge against utility costs, tax liability and limits imposed on carbon emissions. SRECS generated by commercial solar deployments may directly offset AB32 requirements in California and States with similar requirements. The green Brand marketing opportunities associated with solar deployments are priceless.
Refrigerated food arriving at the grocery store and your dinner table safely requires more electricity per square foot of warehouse capacity than any other industry. Cold Storage facilities benefit from significant cost reductions when daytime electrical load is offset by solar power generation. While off-peak demand overnight is lower due to low outside temperatures, during business hours when air conditioned offices add to power consumption by commercial refrigeration units, electricity costs skyrocket. Solar is a glaring opportunity for Companies depending on refrigeration systems to run their business. Ra Power & Light can help.
Brownfield and underutilized commercial land may be excellent candidates for revenue producing parking lots shaded by solar canopies. In many cases, these sites are eligible for Federal Grants and can benefit from “Hybrid” renewable: multiple clean technologies integrated to produce zero-emission power plants powering local homes and businesses. The combination of Hydrogen Fuel Cells for waste treatment combined with PV solar is an environmental home run. Brownfield reclamation returns oil fields and dumpsites to their natural state as once blighted areas are developed into clean energy resources improving local neighborhoods and people’s lives.
Tribal gaming facilities and support infrastructure are often situated in areas ideal for commercial solar power. Solar canopies shading parking areas combined with roof mounted systems offer potential to directly offset both high HVAC costs and peak demand charges for electricity in the afternoon. The economic impact of solar projects on Tribal Lands stays in local communities, putting bread on local tables. Another benefit is Green job creation as people are trained in PV solar operations & maintenance on systems with a 30 year design life. Green jobs improve people’s lives in important ways: renewable education for children and the economic impact of thriving local electrical and construction trades. Gaming operations run on electricity and control over utility costs delivers dramatic bottom-line financial results for all Tribal stakeholders.
The Food Processing industry is dependent on electrical power. Facilities managers are often faced with a choice between moving production operations to off-peak hours and paying high labor rates associated with swing and graveyard shifts or, paying peak demand charges for electricity which may be 4 times or greater than off-peak rates. Value-engineered commercial solar allows Operations and facilities managers to reduce production costs during daytime plant operations. When the time comes to add shop floor equipment, the increase in electrical load can be offset by the PV solar system. Property tax exempt improvements to the facility, combined with cost reductions in Plant operations are important tactical steps toward strategic advantage.
R&D industries rely on electrical power 24/7. In virtually each case conservation and renewable power are natural choices. Life Sciences & Biotech R&D are driven by a combination of human innovation, software and electrical power. Beyond significant reductions in utility costs, Life Sciences & Biotech gain from compelling Federal and State incentives to go solar. The passage of AB32 in California mandates controls on carbon emissions and the SRECS generated by commercial solar deployments may directly offset these new requirements. Life Sciences green Brand marketing opportunities associated with solar deployments are limitless.
Ra Power & Light understands Process Industries and Discrete Manufacturing. Our scalable systems integrate with existing infrastructure as primary off-grid power or reliable year-round backup systems. We have workflow-level knowledge of how process and discrete manufacturing systems and their supporting value chains operate. The passage of AB32 in California mandates controls on carbon emissions. SRECS generated by commercial solar deployments are a direct offset to those requirements. Understanding your business is the first step towards designing integrated renewable and conventional energy systems to support it. Our proven experience in complex systems design and construction plays an essential role in project delivery for Commercial & Industrial renewable power applications.
Publishing & Commercial Printers have been hit harder by the internet revolution than virtually any other industry. Many major Newspapers have already taken the first tactical step to control utility spend by moving Press Operations to off-Peak hours. Unfortunately for this industry, that may not enough to turn things around. Depending upon the size of the system and facility, value-engineered commercial solar may eliminate 85% or more of daytime electrical load, turning what in some cases could be a declining business, into a viable one.
The Trucking industry faces greater carbon emission standards than almost any other. Older fleets are rapidly being mothballed in favor of new, more efficient vehicles at a high cost to Drivers and fleets. Storm water runoff requirements force clarification system installations at Truck Washes to treat runoff prior to entering storm drains. The passage of AB32 in California presents an entire new set of carbon emission standards. SRECS generated by solar deployments may directly offset some requirements. That, combined with the amount of water and power these facilities use make solar the natural choice. Some Semi and container storage yards are low revenue generating facilities. Ra Power & Light 15 ft solar canopies enable storage yard owners to generate revenue from space rental on the ground and from the solar above while shading both the lot and vehicles stored there.