Reduce customer electricity & demand billing charges with clean energy
We helped to meet the Corporate Social Responsibility mandate cost-effectively. The building structure has a limited capacity for solar, and the rooftop has numerous pieces of HVAC equipment and a membrane roof with highly compressive insulation. Being outside of the city, the area is subject to higher wind loads than commonly found inside the city.
We analyzed the customers’ electricity meter data and provided tips for equipment scheduling to eliminate large demand spikes.
Our design also provides up to 25% of the tenant’s electricity needs each year, helping offset carbon emissions, attract new customers and employees, and differentiate the business. We also contracted with a structural engineer to assess the building and approve the design and worked closely with the roofing contractor to ensure that pressure from the solar array on the roof insulation would not damage it over time or in heavy wet snow conditions.
Our team went outside of the box and increased the tilt angle of the solar panels to maximize snow shedding in wintertime and increase the total energy production.
We use the latest solar panels available on the market that allow the bottom half to be shaded and the top half to still produce. This will assist in increasing annual generation during the winter months.
We provided a customer-owned meter and monitoring solution, accessible via a webpage, to view building electricity usage and solar production live.
We worked closely with the landlord and tenant to provide an innovative financing package to reduce capital costs to the tenant and increase the yield on the building financials.
Finally, we provide a promotional video of the final product to the customer for use in their own advertising and marketing.
Inferno Solar was responsible for all design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of this project.