Value of Solar
Community solar and VPPA projects provide opportunities for businesses to benefit from the many values of renewable solar energy.
Families and individuals can participate in community solar projects without the need for costly and bulky equipment on their homes.
Landowners can create stable, long-term cash flow from their property as well as other financial and environmental benefits.
We use PROVEN TECHNOLOGIES and BUSINESS MODELS to ensure our solar projects are good for both communities and investors. By carefully managing every last detail concerning siting and land use agreements, regulatory and zoning compliance, community relations, construction contracts, and revenue and PPA contracts, we ensure SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES for everyone involved.
Photovoltaic (PV) devices convert light into direct current electricity. They have no moving parts, and use the properties of semi-conductor materials to perform conversion. Photovoltaic cells are usually installed in large arrays to maximize efficiency. Most arrays are enclosed in sealed frames so that little or no maintenance is required.
A complete PV power system includes one or more arrays, support structures, distribution and safety wiring, and conversion equipment such as inverters or charge controllers. These are known as balance-of-system components.
Solar Energy Evolution
PV technology was developed more than a century ago, and became practical in 1954, when Bell Labs invented the silicon solar cell. The New York Times called it “the beginning of a new era, leading eventually to the realization of one of mankind’s most cherished dreams—the harnessing of the almost limitless energy of the sun for the uses of civilization.”
The first significant use of solar power was in satellites and spacecraft, which could not carry fuel. Today, the most common applications are in generating electric power for homes, businesses, and utility providers.
The energy produced by PV systems is 100% sustainable. Unlike fossil fuels or renewables that are burned to generate power, solar energy does not consume physical materials. By replacing other energy sources, it reduces harmful effects on the natural environment.