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The Solar Advantage

Solar energy offers numerous benefits for building owners as well as to the environment. Among the many reasons solar energy is a bright idea:

It’s clean and green

  • Solar energy systems allow you to capture free sunlight and convert it into usable power for your building.
  • Solar energy can be used to heat and cool your building, but has almost no impact on the global climate.
  • While nonrenewable energy sources like oil, gas and coal are becoming increasingly scarce, the sun’s energy is limitless.
  • Each SunSource® Commercial Energy System reduces a building’s carbon footprint and CO2 emissions by using the clean, renewable energy of the sun.

Solar energy helps meet green building standards

  • ASHRAE Green Standard 189.1 requirements to be solar-ready
  • LEED® EAC2 On-Site Renewable Energy Credit
  • California’s 2010 Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen)

Significant energy and cost savings

Because solar energy systems reduce dependence on the electric power grid, substantial energy savings are achieved by lower demand and operating charges.

Building owners can also qualify for tax credits, rebates, government subsidies and grants which can reduce the initial cost of the system. Credits from utility companies can also be earned for energy that is sent back to the power grid.

It’s simple, scalable and easy to install

The SunSource system can be installed on almost any size or shape roof without the stringent installation requirements of a traditional solar energy system. SunSource can be expanded at any time with additional solar modules. Plus its modular design means that if one module is compromised, the other modules are not affected.

Unlike traditional solar power systems that require extensive and costly building modifications—as well as potential safety concerns from high voltages—the SunSource system collects solar energy and feeds it directly into the Energence® rooftop unit without modifying the building’s infrastructure.

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