Energy bills are a significant component of a company’s operating costs. With energy prices on the rise, why keep paying energy providers when you could divert that expense toward paying a solar system off and have your own green power plant on site? A DCS Energy solar solution is fully-customized, high quality, long-lasting and is backed by our comprehensive after-care support. With the available financing programs there is every reason to look into this fantastic solution for your business and start saving with solar today. DCS Energy has a great deal of experience in providing commercial solar PV Systems. Whether you are a public entity, not-for-profit or a business, we have the experience to provide you the right solution for your solar power needs.Check out our video testimonials (on the testimonial page) and our picture gallery here on this page. If interested in a DCS ENERGY solar PV panel system use the contact form on this website to have a DCS Energy representative contact you.
ZREC – Zero-Emission Renewable Energy Credits
The state’s Zero Emission Renewable Energy Credit (ZREC) program has been the prime driver of the commercial solar market in Connecticut, providing a fifteen-year revenue stream for owners of solar energy systems, in addition to the value of reduced utility bills. The ZREC program is administered by the utilities, and in 2016, Eversource’s budget for ZREC projects can support around 80 MW of installed solar capacity. The ZREC program is for commercial, municipal, and industrial projects sized from 25 to 2,000 kW.
C-PACE – Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy
The C-PACE program, administered by the CT Green Bank, helps property owners access affordable financing for renewable energy systems and repay the investment through an additional charge (“assessment”) along with their property tax bill. C-PACE offers no upfront costs to upgrade your building, 20-year funding, no payoff upon sale, and the ability to share costs and benefits with any tenants your business may have. Ultimately, the program has significantly helped commercial properties decrease their energy costs, making going solar in Connecticut all the more attractive.
Connecticut has adopted additional incentives to motivate solar adoption including an exemption from sales and property taxes, and a favorable net metering policy which allows solar energy to “spin your meter backwards” and earn credit for solar energy sent to the utility grid during peak solar hours. Coupled with a 30% federal investment tax credit and accelerated depreciation benefits, this combination of incentives makes for a smart, winning financial investment for CT building owners.