Solar hot water at retirement community, Oceanview at Falmouth, Hilltop building in Falmouth, Maine Read more
Apartments / Housing
Solar is an excellent way to reduce the total cost of ownership of housing, whether it is an assisted living or retirement community, apartment complex, or affordable housing.
Solar Technologies for Housing Units
Apartments by their nature have strong, year-round domestic hot water needs, which make them an excellent fit for solar hot water systems. Solar hot water offers:
- Up to 80% of year-round hot water needs for a building.
- Integrates with any existing water heating solution: oil, electric, propane, or natural gas.
- A guaranteed ROI for building owners,sometimes in as little as 3-5 years to ‘simple payback’
Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology produces electricity for a building (vs. meeting water heating demands). It allows a business to generate clean electricity on its rooftop (or land) at a very predictable cost-per-kilowatt-hour that is generally less than currently paid to the utility. When the sun is out, the panels make power. When the sun goes down, the business consumes electricity from the grid. Grid consumption versus production is reconciled monthly and credits carry forward up to a year.
Air source heat pumps are also a great fit for buildings, as they offer a way to meet space heating needs either using grid-power, or, preferably, power from a solar PV array. Also consider EV charging units to attract the growing pool of tenants who desire a way to re-charge their electric vehicles.
- Federal 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) through 2016.
- 5-year MACRS depreciation.
- State rebates, which vary.
- REC revenues available in some areas.
How ReVision Works
We are a full service design, engineering, and installation company with an unmatched depth of experience in Northern New England. Our company has been ranked #25 in the country in rooftop solar installers and our work has been featured in industry magazines such as Solar Pro. With over 4,500 successful installations across the region, we have refined our design and installation practices such that our renewable energy systems are as dependable (or moreso) than the conventional systems they replace. We install and service mature technologies that are ready to suffer through 35+ years of harsh New England winters.
We streamline system installation, and eliminate the confusion and difficulty of working with multiple subcontractors, by using our own highly trained team of professional solar technicians on every project. In addition to NABCEP certification (the industry’s highest level of traning and accreditation), our technicians carry state solar installer certification. ReVision Energy’s project supervisors also hold master electrician and master plumber licenses to ensure that every completed system is code-compliant and qualifies for government financial incentives.
Due to the volume of solar we install, and thanks to relationships such as our part in the AMICUS solar cooperative, we have long-term purchasing relationships with manufacturers of high quality system components. This enables us to source the very best components at a significant discount and pass the savings on to you, keeping our prices competitive without compromising in component selection.
ReVision Energy backs every system with a promise to deliver exceptional customer service. Our technicians perform regularly scheduled preventative maintenance to ensure your system is operating at peak performance over the long haul. In addition, should you need assistance any time, day or night, our technicians are on call for you.
Apartment / Housing Projects
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