Is Onsite Solar Right for Your Organization?
Going solar saves money, creates energy independence, and reduces buildings’ carbon footprints. As the price of solar decreases, more companies and homeowners are interested in reaping the financial, operational, and environmental benefits.
But going solar isn’t right for every organization, building, or home. As part of our Net Zero Pathway process, Verdis Group conducts solar studies that determine the physical and financial potential for solar arrays at a range of client-owned sites.
There’s plenty to consider when looking at a site’s potential; Verdis analysts determine whether the shading, pitch, space, location, and other factors of a sunlit surface (often a rooftop) will allow for an effective array. Local utilities also play an important role, as solar can be more economical in municipalities or regions with relatively high electricity costs.
The publicly-owned Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) estimates it will receive 1,000 residential solar applications in 2022 — up from just 24 in 2019. While residential solar can be a significant investment, homeowners are eligible for federal tax credits that reimburse a portion of the cost of installation. Online calculators can help you estimate your return on that investment.
If your organization is interested in understanding its potential for onsite solar, reach out to learn more about our decarbonization services. Equipped with a solar study and expert guidance, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on whether going solar is right for you.