LIGHTING IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Energy-efficient lighting upgrades are one of the easiest and most profitable investments for commercial and industrial facilities. According to a study done by UCLA, the survey average of 129 buildings yielded a 45% ROI in the first 2 years.
The vast majority of businesses have not upgraded their lighting with initial cost seen as a prohibiting factor. However, with many incentives and substantial energy savings, it could be money thrown away. There is a vast array of national, state, local, and utility-based incentives and rebates programs available, but digesting them all takes a great deal of time.
Broadleaf can do the legwork for you, walk you through the process, and help you to quantify your savings.
STATUS OF REBATE AND INCENTIVE AVAILABILTY
Various factor help to determine if solar is a good investment, but the rationale does vary from state to state. According to the EIA, just over 40% of the distributed PV capacity in the United States is located in California, with the next eleven states accounting for
another 46%. The remaining 38 states and the District of Columbia combined have the remaining 13%. California is not only the most populous state, but it is also home to other factors that encourage distributed PV generation: high electricity prices, strong solar resources, and state policies and incentives that support solar PV.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), solar electricity capacity, including both utility-scale solar and distributed photovoltaic (PV) panels (commercial and residential), has experienced rapid growth in recent years, increasing by more than 900%, between 2009 and 2015. As the cost to implement solar power has rapidly declined, the case for a solar investment has grown.