114 solar panels on the roof of White Heron Tea & Coffee make it a green destination for refreshment. Their 34.29 kilowatt solar array lowers their operating costs and carbon footprint while powering their roastery and café in Portsmouth, NH. Since its inception in 2005, White Heron has expanded from an organic tea wholesaler to… Read more
Retail and Manufacturing
Retail and Manufacturing businesses are profoundly affected by the rising cost of energy and the need to differentiate themselves in the marketplace.
Solar offers an excellent way to secure long-term certainty for electric rates while making a tangible reduction in carbon pollution.
How Solar Works
Solar photovoltaic (PV) is the typical choice for retail and manufacturing environments, allowing 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.
For businesses that have high on-site hot water consumption, solar thermal may also be worth a look. Solar hot water systems can be integrated with any existing water heating solution, whether oil, electric, propane, or natural gas.
- Federal 26% 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.
Retail Solar Projects
The thirty-six solar panels on the roof of the Split Rock Distilling in Newcastle, Maine power the company’s commitment to doing things the right way for their community and business. This array produces over 11,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, and offsets 9,987 lbs of carbon pollution. Split Rock further cuts back on carbon pollution with an electric vehicle charger on-site! Check… Read more
A 696 panel, 233.16-kW solar electric array installed for Geiger in Lewiston, Maine by ReVision Energy. Geiger (formally known as Geiger Brothers) is committed to being a company known for its green initiatives as its quality products. Over the years they have taken many steps to become both more energy efficient and eco-friendly. Visit Geiger Green… Read more
54.6-kilowatt solar electric system installed for Fedco Seeds in Clinton, Maine by ReVision Energy. Fedco Seeds has been in the seed business since 1978 and now serves growers in all 50 states. To learn more about Fedco Seeds, head to fedcoseeds.com. To read more about their 176-panel solar array, click over to their page about it: https://www.fedcoseeds.com/solar.htm… Read more
434 solar panels on the roof of Tru Form Precision Manufacturing will generate roughly 117,824 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity, offsetting the equivalent of over 203,700 miles driven in a gas-powered car. The manufacturing facility went solar in December of 2017 with the 121.52 kilowatt array. It will help them dramatically reduce electricity costs as well… Read more
176 panels in a ground-mounted solar array at Schumacher Equipment cut down on costs and carbon pollution. Each year, the system will generate roughly 73,016 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity, offsetting the equivalent of over 126,200 miles driven in a gas-powered car. Schumacher Equipment is a manufacturing facility, specializing in designing, building, and installing custom automation… Read more
93 panels on the roof of Cascon, Inc’s business office will generate roughly 34,070 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity every year, offsetting the equivalent of over 58,900 miles driven in a gas-powered car. Cascon’s 27.9 kilowatt array will help them reduce electricity costs and give them an advantage in a competitive manufacturing industry, while also increasing… Read more
Since July of 2017, Classic Boat Shop of Bernard, ME has been generating 90% of their electricity from a 34.8 kilowatt solar array on the roof of their facilities. The 116-panel array generates roughly 38,232 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, enough to offset the equivalent of driving over 69,900 miles in gas-powered car. Classic Boat Shop… Read more