Yearly Archives: 2023

FirstEnergy LED Lighting Rebates

Did you know FirstEnergy has implemented a new incentive program this year for commercial and industrial customers looking to install LED lighting and controls in their facilities? The program is available through May 31, 2024, for both existing buildings and new construction, however, funds are very limited and will likely run out before the deadline.

By |2023-11-17T14:46:03+00:00November 17th, 2023|Incentives, Efficiency|Comments Off on FirstEnergy LED Lighting Rebates

5 Things to Consider Before Installing Solar

Solar arrays are becoming an increasingly popular (and affordable!) alternative to traditional energy. The marketplace is ever-expanding, and it can be difficult to gauge your business’ readiness when considering solar. We have compiled the below list to guide you as you begin your solar journey. First, you’ll want to ensure that your current electric supply

By |2024-02-16T19:24:31+00:00November 13th, 2023|Incentives, Solar, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on 5 Things to Consider Before Installing Solar

A New Solar Technology: Solar Roofing

As the solar market continues to expand the technology develops with it, bringing along alternatives to traditional solar panels. One of these recent technologies is solar shingles. Solar shingles are meant to replace traditional roofing materials and provide a more low-profile, modern option for on-site power generation while still providing the necessary durability and protection

By |2023-09-21T17:59:01+00:00September 21st, 2023|Solar, Technology|Comments Off on A New Solar Technology: Solar Roofing

Updates to USDA Rural Energy for America Program Grant

The USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides small to mid-size businesses located in rural areas with guaranteed loan financing and grant funding for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements. Many Ohio counties are considered qualifying rural areas. With the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act in 2022, grant amounts increased from 25%

By |2023-05-24T21:07:31+00:00May 24th, 2023|Incentives, Efficiency, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on Updates to USDA Rural Energy for America Program Grant

Department of Development Energy Loan Fund

The Energy Loan Fund is a financing program authorized through the State of Ohio Department of Development. The fund provides low-interest financing to install efficiency measures that reduce energy by at least 15%. Current interest rates are well below commercial lending rates.  The list of eligible applicants includes: Small businesses Local governments Nonprofit organizations

By |2023-11-11T16:13:40+00:00April 11th, 2023|Efficiency, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on Department of Development Energy Loan Fund

Solar Case Study – Wraptite

About the Client Wrap-Tite is a manufacturer in Solon, Ohio focused on packaging, shipping, and safety supplies. They are committed to not only to producing quality product with reliable customer service, but also to being good stewards for their community and the planet. Industry: Manufacturing & Warehouse Sustainability Solution: Rooftop Solar Array Results: 296 rooftop

By |2023-03-23T14:15:36+00:00March 21st, 2023|Case Studies, Solar, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on Solar Case Study – Wraptite

Why Solar Makes Sense in Ohio

Solar systems are becoming an increasingly more reliable source of energy as the traditional energy market remains uncertain and volatile. Innovations, material availability and workforce capability paired with expanded tax incentives and funding options make systems more affordable than ever. Solar energy is reliable even in climates and environments that have more cloudy than

By |2023-03-16T15:50:51+00:00March 15th, 2023|Solar|Comments Off on Why Solar Makes Sense in Ohio

Ohio’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

The electric vehicle (EV) landscape is changing and expanding and will continue to do so over the next several years. 50% of all car sales are forecasted to be EV’s by 2030 and this will require an estimated 12.9 million charge points across the country. Utilities across the state of Ohio are preparing for

By |2023-03-08T17:22:38+00:00March 8th, 2023|EV Charging|Comments Off on Ohio’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

Manufacturer LED Lighting Retrofit

Client: Fuserashi International Technology, Inc. (FIT) Industry: Manufacturing Sustainability Solution(s) Implemented: LED Lighting Results after finished install: • 40,000 square foot building expansion with total building LED lighting upgrade • Annual energy cost reduction of 57.3% compared to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001/2007 • Immediate tax deduction of $365,983 Since 1996, Fuserashi International Technology, Inc. (FIT) has

By |2023-02-24T16:13:53+00:00February 24th, 2023|Incentives, Efficiency|Comments Off on Manufacturer LED Lighting Retrofit

Energy Audits and How Your Business Can Benefit

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) established 3 levels of energy audits created to improve a building’s energy efficiency, save businesses money, and help them build an energy plan to implement and maintain any energy conservation measures identified. An ASHRAE Level 1 audit consists of utility bill analysis and short building

By |2023-01-12T19:23:58+00:00January 12th, 2023|Solar, Efficiency|Comments Off on Energy Audits and How Your Business Can Benefit


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