RGSEnergy Solarize 2014 - burgy

Report
Making Solar Affordable Through
Program
Solarize Williamsburg
Agenda
2
☀
About RGS Energy
☀
About solar energy
☀
Incentive tiers
☀
Solarize Williamsburg solar options
☀
How to Get Started
☀
Questions & Answers
About RGS Energy
3
Decades of Experience
•
•
More than 35 years and over 23,000 systems installed
across the country.
•
Locally since 1981 (formerly SolarWorks/Alteris Renewables/Real Goods Solar)
Premier Customer Base
•
•
Our happy customers include homeowners and leading corporations, utilities, and
educational institutions
Deep Engineering Skills
•
•
•
Award-winning technical team for residential, commercial, and utility-scale projects
Peace of Mind
•
As a publicly-traded company with a history longer than most PV manufacturer
warranties, you have the added security that we will be here long-term
Experience. Expertise. Results
4
Serving homes,
businesses and
schools in MA
Full-service
- Sales
-Administration
-Design
-Procurement
-Installation
-Financing
-Monitoring
Key Solar Benefits
5

Electricity rates – SOARING 

Energy independence

Environmental benefits

$0 down options provide instant savings

Federal and State Incentives

Solarize Williamsburg special pricing
Solar Radiation
6
Is Solar right for your home ?
7
An ideal solar customer has….




$50+ monthly electric bills
300+ square feet of
roof or ground
space
A southerly
exposure
4-6 hours of
un-shaded daily sunlight
Solar System Components
8
1.
2.
3.
Solar panels
Inverter
Monitoring system
4.
5.
Utility meter & panel
Your current utility
serves as backup
You own and control
your electricity
6.
Installed by an experienced
RGS Energy
team
Equipment
9
The solar modules we use come from top
manufacturers and have 25-year warranties.
Our inverters carry 10-year mfg. warranties
(25 years for Enphase).
Tiered Reward Incentive
10
Tiers
Cost per
Watt
Incentive/
Watt
Example
5.0kW (5000
watts)
1 kW 25kW
25 kW50kW
50 kW 100 kW
100 kW 200 kW
Over
kW
200
$3.69
$3.64
$3.59
$3.54
$3.44
N/A
$0.05
$0.10
$0.15
$0.25
N/A
$250
$500
$750
$1250
Lease/PPA Tiered Incentive
11
Tiers
Lease/PPA
Incentive
1 kW 25kW
N/A
25 kW50kW
$100
50 kW 100 kW
$150
100 kW 200 kW
$250
Over
kW
200
$250
Solarize Williamsburg Options
12
Power Purchase Agreement
(PPA)
vs.
Purchase
SOLARIZE WILLIAMSBURG OPTIONS
13
Purchase
Financing available
SREC ownership
Rebates and incentives
You own the system
Typically a better long-term ROI
SOLARIZE WILLIAMSBURG OPTIONS
14
PPA (Power Purchase Agreement)
Little or no $ down
Fixed electricity rate for 20 years
(less than your current utility rate)
Full system maintenance
Insured
Instant or short payback time
INCENTIVES
15

Base Rebate: $0.40 per watt (DC) for up to a 5 kW system

Moderate Home or Income Adder Rebate (less than $300K home value,
less than 120% of median income: individual or family): Additional
.40/watt

Maximum $4,000

15% State Tax Credit (up to $1000)

30% Federal Tax Credit

SREC’s (Solar Renewable Energy Certificates)
SRECS
16
What is an SREC?

SREC stands for Solar Renewable Energy Certificate. 1,000 kWh = 1 SREC

SRECs behave like stock certificates and are traded on a market
administered by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
(DOER).
Who buys them?

In MA, electric utilities need SRECs to meet solar production mandates
placed upon them through the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.
What is an SREC worth?
THE COST OF A SOLAR SYSTEM
17
System cost
$18,450
Estimated rebate ($0.40/watt)
-$2,000
Final system cost
$16,450
Federal tax credits (30%)
- $4,935
MA tax credit (15% up to $1,000)
-$1,000
Net cost
Example based on a 5.0 kW (5,000 Watt DC) system at $3.69/Watt
$10,515
AN INVESTMENT THAT PAYS DIVIDENDS
18
Electricity savings
(6,000 kWh * $0.17 / kWh)
$1020
Income from SRECs
(6 SRECs * $200 / SREC)
$1200
Total annual savings
(electricity savings + SREC income)
Payback
$2,220
5 years
Total net 10-year return
(assumes 10 years of SRECs at an avg. of $200 / SREC)
*Example based on average annual production of 6,000 kWh
$10,500
PPA EXAMPLE
19
Down payment
$0 down
$3,000 down
Prepaid
kWh rate
Escalator
11-15 ₵
0%
5-8 ₵
0%
Total kWh produced over
20 years at a reduced rate
N/A
WE MANAGE THE PAPERWORK,
YOU GET THE BENEFITS
20

Township permits – zoning & electrical

Utility interconnection – meter swap

State inspection

MA rebates

SREC registration

Shading analysis
OUR CUSTOMERS SAY IT BEST
21
“Excellent service, knowledgeable, friendly and courteous
staff. Hard to find this level of service these days!”
-Julie from Lexington, MA
“I’m really thrilled to see how much electricity my panels
generate and to know that I’m doing my bit to contribute
to the health of the planet.”
-Lee from Amherst, MA
“5 years and 25,000 kWh later, our system is working as
well today as it was when it was installed. We couldn’t be
more happy with our decision to go solar.”
Surveyed customers who secured
multiple competitive proposals cited
four reasons for selecting RGS
Energy:
Most responsive company
Employee expertise
Most experienced company
Best PV product offering
-Bob from Bolton, MA
Give the Gift of Solar
22
Even if your home isn’t a fit for solar, you can:
 Earn $500 or more
 Lower the cost of solar for others
 Help spread clean energy in Williamsburg
Refer friends, family, or
neighbors. When someone
goes solar with us, we’ll pay
you $500! There’s no limit to
the amount of referral money you can make.
Go to http://rgsenergy.com/friends-of-solar/ to get started!
Get Started
23

Call 888.56.SOLAR (76527)
 Be
sure to mention Solarize Mass when you
call to get special pricing

Or visit:


www.rgsenergy.com/solarizewilliamsburg
To learn more about the program, visit:
www.SolarizeMass.com
WHAT’S NEXT?
24
• Visit www.rgsenergy.com/solarizewilliamsburg or call
888.56.SOLAR (76527)
Contact
Consult
Site
Visit
Proposa
l
Go
Solar!
• Phone evaluation
• Local solar energy specialist
• Choose the Solarize Williamsburg option that’s right for you
• Start living green and saving!

similar documents