CPACE- Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy

On December 19, the Delta County Board of County Commissioners adopted the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (“C-PACE”) resolution, giving various groups of Delta County residents access to long-term financing for resource saving projects, including renewable energies! Along with the resolution, the commissioners have entered into an agreement with the Colorado New Energy Improvement District (“the District”), making Delta County the 12th county in Colorado to administer the program. Over the years, Empowered Energy Systems LLC has hosted discussions with many small business owners in Delta County who are unable to find good financing options for solar projects. What makes PACE financing different than other financing options is that repayment is made through a voluntary assessment on the building owner’s property tax bill. In essence, this means that the loan for the project is tied to the property rather than the property owner, and is therefore transferable upon sale. For Delta County business owners who struggle to make economic sense of an investment in a solar electric system which, with all of its long-term benefits, may take 10-12 years to make a return, PACE financing can help these businesses start saving on their electric bills immediately. As C-PACE registered contractors, Empowered Energy Systems LLC is ready to begin work with Delta County commercial property owners on their C-PACE projects, so that they may start saving now! Eligible properties include existing and new commercial, industrial, agricultural, non-profit and multifamily (with 5 or more units) properties. Another advantage to PACE financing over other financing options are the loan terms available. Loans are available for up to 20 years, and can cover...

Certified Solar Installers

When you see that an installer is NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners) what does that mean for you the customer? The following is a good description of NABCEP from the NABCEP site: NABCEP was founded in 2002 as a non-profit corporation with a mission “to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.” NABCEP is committed to providing credential programs of quality and integrity for the professionals and the consumers/public it is designed to serve. NABCEP’s programs are administered to the highest standards for certifications and testing. The NABCEP PV Installation Professional and Solar Heating Installer Certifications are accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024 standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) When you are looking for an installer, make sure that they are NABCEP certified! Empowered Energy Systems’  team has NABCEP Certified installers and sales professionals. We offer tailored solar PV systems for residences and businesses in Western Slope Communities including Delta, Grand Junction, and...