Freedom from Your Electric Bills

Freedom from Your Electric Bills

Every month it turns up like a bad penny, impeccably timed, and never ending… I’m talking about your electric bill. But we’re here to help you out, give peace of mind, and add weight to your wallet. The answer is a solar electric system for your energy needs, whether it be for your home or business. We can set you on your journey to electrical independence. There has never been a better time than now to take action for your financial future. Solar equipment, now at an all-time low, coupled with a 30% tax credit for your total turn-key cost is the best investment that your money can buy. Solar electric systems average a return rate of 7- 10 percent with an average 10 to 12 year return on investment.  Where else can you get a return like this? And it’s not volatile- with a five year warranty on the install, a 12 year inverter warranty, and a 25 year warranty on modules, it makes it as close to risk free as you can get. When we connect a system to the grid, your energy provider will come out and hook up a new net meter. What the net meter does is let you feed energy back by the turning your meter backwards. If at the end of the year, you produce more power than you consume, you can expect a check back at a rate between wholesale and retail rate from DMEA (if that is your provider). Yes, a check for the electricity you produce! I know you may have heard that solar equipment is just going to...

I Love Installing Solar!

When I began installing solar almost two years ago, it was such a magical technology in my eyes. Put a solar panel in the sun, connect it to a load, and voila- Power! Although there are many more steps we take to assure a safe, strong, and reliable renewable energy source, the bottom line remains: sunlight can be converted into electricity! Pretty magical! That is one of the reasons why I love installing solar. Before solar work, I worked in residential construction. I worked on many beautiful stick-frame and straw-bale houses from foundation to finish paint. I also worked on lots of old decrepit remodels and renovations, and although I learned a lot about problem solving and working with what you have, it can be frustrating when new materials don’t fit or match up with an existing structure. With solar installations, all of the parts and pieces have their places. Every bolt has a matching washer and nut. Every solar panel and junction box has corresponding wires that are sized to carry a specific amount of energy. There is a highly calculated standard, and it takes the guess work out of the equation. I really appreciate that. Another reason solar work is so fulfilling to me, is that we make our clients solar dreams a reality! It’s a great feeling to commission a solar system, to activate the flow of clean, renewable energy into someone’s house and life. And to know that the solar array and inverter, with their absence of moving parts, will perform efficiently and maintenance-free for many years to come. It’s great to meet so many...

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...