Solar company Clean Energy USA has a special program designed just for non-profits. It allows non-profits to receive solar at no up-front costs and financing at heavily subsidized rates.
Solar panels can be expensive, and since non-profits cannot take tax credits, non-profits often cannot take advantage of the incentives available for residential customers, so we created a program for higher savings.
Additionally, most non-profits also are in perpetual states of raising funds, so they do not have the ability to spend a large sum of money to pay for their solar, even if ultimately it will pay for itself quickly.
Our non-profit program is designed to help non-profits purchase and install solar panels without compromising on their core expenses. Our non-profit program is similar to our residential programs, but the monthly payments are at a highly subsidized rate.
Several religious organizations in Delaware have taken advantage of the program, as have thrift shops and even some homeowners associations who are considered non-profit organizations. Contact us today to find out how Clean Energy USA can help your non-profit to drastically reduce your energy costs.
Non-profit program details
Clean Energy USA allows residential customers to save over 50% on what they pay their utility for electricity versus what they make in payments for their solar. If the solar saves the customer $10,000 a year on electric bills, the customer ends up paying $5,000 or less for the solar equipment that creates the higher savings.
When you combine the savings for all of the solar electric systems Clean Energy USA has installed to date, the estimated savings on electric bills will be well over $120,000,000. Those numbers only include the savings during the 25-year warranty of the solar panels and not additional savings that will be generated during their expected useful lifetime.
How Solar Panels Work
Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity. A house, or building, uses that electricity and reduces the amount of energy it needs to buy from the utility companies. When a property cannot use all of the power that is being created by the solar panels, the excess goes through the electric meter, spinning it backward at the same rate as it spins forward.
If at the end of a billing period, the meter shows that more power has gone out through the meter than into the meter, a credit will show on that customer’s electric bill. This concept is called “net metering.” Learn more about how solar panels work.
Solar power should be a priority for policy makers worldwide. According to a recent study, solar is a fast-growing industry that has outgrown predictions time and time again. Assumptions that solar is too expensive or will take time to adopt often leave lawmakers and policy stakeholders to underestimate the actual current ability of renewables to become an inexpensive part of our energy future. Keep reading to learn more.
Clean Energy USA recently saw this article “We’ve been underestimating the solar industry’s momentum. That could be a big problem.” in The Washington Post by Chelsea Harvey. Read the original article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/08/25/weve-been-underestimating-the-solar-industrys-momentum-that-could-be-a-big-problem/?utm_term=.24139dfb4ff3
Our customers know how much money solar power saves them in Lewes, Delaware. But what people don’t realize is how much money solar saves everyone when you take into account the medical expenses it offsets and the reduced stress on the electrical grid. Our region benefits even more than other parts of the country.
Clean Energy USA recently saw this article on Vox by David Roberts and thought it sums up our beliefs pretty well. Read the original article here: https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/18/16160456/wind-solar-power-saving-money
Solar as a technology depends on sunlight to produce electricity. In theory, the only thing that should affect how well solar works should be how many hours of daylight the solar panels receive. If the panels receive more sunlight, the consumer receives more electricity. That’s not exactly true though.
There are several factors that affect how good solar is from an investment standpoint:
- Price of electricity
- State laws
- Incentives and rebates
You may have heard the announcement this spring from Tesla that they will be offering solar roofs that are integrated into the house in place of a traditional roof. It’s an exciting time to be alive when innovations like this are announced and making the future seem even better and brighter.
Hopefully, solar roofs will be a common feature of a new home and an option for people looking to replace their roof someday. It seems to make sense: use your roof where solar panels might normally be placed, and make the roof a kind of solar panel itself.
There are some hurdles to be worked out before solar roofs begin to make more sense than traditional solar panels. In the meantime, traditional solar panels offer both advantages and disadvantages compared to the solar roof on the horizon.