In the evaluation of the energy efficiency and "energy harvesting" IBS Green looks to Solar Thermal Heating and PV Solar Power as possible clean energy technologies to be integrated into an overall Energy Management Program.
Solar Thermal Heating can be either active or passive. Active heating uses the sun's radiation to heat water directly or indirectly with the help of thermodynamic collectors. Passive solar heating uses the building's design to collect, store, and distribute heat throughout the building.
Solar Photovoltaic is the generation of electricity from sunlight. Direct as with Photovoltaics (PV). One of the benefits of solar power is the elimination or reduction of the use of fossil fuels needed in the production of electricity with the corresponding reduction in Greenhouse Gases.
With decreasing costs, improved technology, and increasing financial incentives, Solar Energy has become a source of heat and power throughout our global economies. Solar's feedstock is free, and it's footprint clean. When solar is used to produce power, the need to purchase electricity is either reduced or eliminated. Building or homeowners may become eligible for credits from utility companies with smart metering where the energy generated exceeds the buildings requirements.
As such, IBS Green will evaluate the use Solar Energy in its facilities assessments and the development of an Integrated Clean Energy Program. Part of this evaluation will include an evaluation of the net costs of installation and usage, taking into consideration such factors as Investment Tax Credits, depreciation, and renewable energy credits (RECs), and solar leasing.
IBS Green will provide a proposal for any recommended solar component to the overall energy use strategy along with lump sum pricing for a "turn Key" installation.
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