Solar Energy for Schools, Nonprofits & Municipalities
The rising cost of energy has made solar a better choice than ever for schools, nonprofit organizations and towns. A very different funding and budgetary process means that these organizations often need a creative partner in order to make projects happen.
ReVision Energy can help your organization evaluate your solar opportunities, identify funding sources, and successfully install a solar energy system that will save your organization money for 20+ years.
Why Choose ReVision for Solar?
ReVision Energy has worked with hundreds of schools, municipalities, and nonprofits over the last 8 years to make solar projects a reality.
We work in a variety of capacities, often from the early stages, helping to identify and collaborate on grants and other funding opportunities. When projects move forward, our highly-trained, professional team will install the system in a timely manner.
Our organization has a suite of professional credentials including 6 installers with NABCEP Certifications, two professional engineers (P.E.) and a management team with over thirty years combined solar industry experience. 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.
Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)
ReVision Energy so believes in the mission of bringing solar to nonprofit organizations that company founders Phil Coupe, Bill Behrens, and Fortunat Mueller created another company, ReVision Investments, along with environmental attorney Steve Hinchman.
ReVision Investments helps nonprofits reduce the costs of solar energy systems by creating a mechanism for donors or private investors to purchase solar energy systems on behalf of nonprofits and thus qualify for state and federal incentives. After a period of time, the donor can elect to sell the solar energy system to the nonprofit at a steeply reduced rate, or donate the system completely. The nonprofit initially pays no upfront capital, but pays for the cost of the solar-generated electricity at competitive rates. The organization then has several years to seek out grants and/or fundraise the additional capital needed to purchase the solar project outright.
Contact us for more information on funding solar for schools, nonprofits, or municipalities.
Nonprofit/School/Municipal Solar Case Studies:
Below is a sample of the many solar projects for schools, nonprofits and towns we've completed in the last 8 years
Since they went green in 2012, the oldest SPCA in the state has more money to spend on food and needed care for the animals awaiting their forever homes at the Portsmouth Avenue location. The facilities used to operate on oil-based heat and hot water, which cost $55,000 for the 2009-10 heating season. To reduceRead the Rest...
The Winnacunnet School Board is studying the possibility of placing a large solar array on its property to reduce utility bills and reliance on fossil fuels. Following a presentation by ReVision Energy Sales Manager Steve Condon, School Board member Wayne Skoglund said he’s going to do some independent research on behalf of the board toRead the Rest...
Visitors to Wells Reserve’s Ecology Center at historic Laudholm Farm are now greeted by an example of 21st century technology: a rooftop full of 142 grid-tied solar electric panels that provide most of the facility’s electric needs. With 2,250 acres of salt marsh, freshwater wetland, beach, dune, forest, and field under management, the Wells NationalRead the Rest...
Thanks to Heikki Perry of The Green Alliance who wrote this article. Photos courtesy Colby Sawyer College ReVision Energy has partnered with Colby-Sawyer College to build one of the largest solar photovoltaic arrays in New Hampshire, initiating a significant step toward the college’s long-term goal of becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2050. A total ofRead the Rest...
Proctor Academy‘s environmental mission statement, drafted with help from students, is “to teach and practice sustainability throughout our school community” – and by practice this means heating with geothermal, biomass, and wood boilers. Roughly 25% of their wood is harvested on-site. The school, located in Andover, New Hampshire, contacted ReVision Energy to investigate how weRead the Rest...
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