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Commercial Roofing Retrofit

Revolutionize Your Business with a Rooftop Retrofit and Commercial Solar PPA Combination

California-based businesses are increasingly seeking innovative ways to take a step-up on competition, reduce operational costs and enhance sustainability. One effective strategy is combining a commercial rooftop retrofit with a solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). This combination not only modernizes your facility but also significantly cuts down on electricity expenses, using the savings to pay for the new roof.

Why Consider a Commercial Rooftop Retrofit?

A rooftop retrofit involves upgrading your commercial building’s roof to a more energy-efficient and durable structure. This costly process can include the installation of new materials, improved insulation, and better weatherproofing and is often financed to spread out the costs. The benefits are clear – enhanced energy efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, and a longer lifespan for your building’s roof.

The Power of Solar PPA's for Businesses

For businesses, a solar PPA is a financial agreement where a trusted partner installs panels on a property at no upfront cost. In return, that business purchases the electricity generated at a rate typically lower than the local utility’s price. This arrangement offers a unique position to hedge against rising energy costs while providing long-term electricity cost stability. By avoiding rising electricity costs, the difference between cost savings and the PPA rate is enough to cover financing a new roof.

Combining Rooftop Retrofit with Solar PPA: A Synergistic Approach

By integrating a rooftop retrofit with a solar PPA, businesses can maximize their energy savings and sustainability efforts. This combination ensures that your new roof is optimized for solar installation, leading to higher energy production and efficiency. It’s a forward-thinking approach that aligns with California’s environmental goals and changing regulatory landscape.

Benefits of This Combined Solution

  1. Cost Savings: The immediate benefit is the reduction in electricity bills. Solar PPAs re designed to offer lower rates than traditional electricity sources, translating into significant savings over time.
  2. Increased Property Value: Upgraded rooftops with solar installations are seen as value-additions, potentially increasing your property’s market value.
  3. Environmental Impact: This approach significantly reduces your carbon footprint, aligning your business with California’s renewable energy initiatives.
  4. Compliance with Regulations: California is known for its stringent building and environmental regulations. By adopting this combined approach, businesses stay ahead of regulatory requirements.
  5. Energy Independence: Generating your own electricity reduces dependence on grid-supplied power and can provide a buffer against power outages and grid instability.

Financing a Commercial Rooftop Retrofit

Financing a commercial rooftop retrofit can be approached through various methods to suit different financial situations.

Revel Energy offers our commercial solar PPA to some businesses where the cost of the retrofit is spread over time and combined with the solar investment, easing immediate financial burdens and replacing a roof for no upfront cost. 

One popular option is utilizing loans, if they offer favorable terms and rates. For those seeking direct investment, government incentives, tax credits, and rebates related to renewable energy projects can significantly offset initial costs. 

It’s also worth considering power savings as a financial resource; the reduction in energy bills can effectively contribute towards financing the retrofit. Navigating these options with a financial advisor or a specialized solar financing expert can help businesses find the most cost-effective and sustainable solution for their needs.

Navigating the Process

Implementing a rooftop retrofit combined with a solar PPA can be a complex process. Partnering with an experienced commercial solar provider, like Revel Energy, is crucial. Our expert team can assess your building’s suitability, handle the necessary permits, and ensure that the installation meets all regulatory standards throughout the partnership.

Customized Solutions

Every business has unique energy needs, with different solutions available. Revel Energy delivers customized solutions tailored to specific requirements, ensuring that the system’s size and design match energy consumption patterns, implementing other solutions like energy storage when optimal.

New Roof + Solar PPA = A Strategic Move for California Businesses

Incorporating a rooftop retrofit with a solar PPA is more than just an energy solution; it’s a strategic business move. It demonstrates a commitment to sustainability, positions your business as a forward-thinking entity, and offers substantial financial benefits. 

As California continues to lead in renewable energy initiatives, this approach is not just advantageous – it’s essential for businesses looking to thrive in a green economy. Even as electricity costs continue to rise faster than expected, financing a commercial rooftop combined with a solar investment can generate serious savings by avoiding electricity demand from utilities.

For businesses in California, the combination of a rooftop retrofit and solar PPA represents a smart, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible decision. It’s an investment in your business’s future, ensuring resilience, sustainability, and profitability in the years to come. Contact our expert team today to learn what solutions are available to your business and if you can combine a rooftop investment with a commercial solar PPA.

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Commercial grade rooftop solar is ideal for: manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, industrial, retail, hospitality buildings and more with over 10,000 sq. ft. rooftops.

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Free standing carport solar generates added solar power for properties with limited rooftop space. Added benefits include shading and protection for employees vehicles.

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Crucial for reducing peak demand charges. Automated to supply electricity when your panels won’t. Energy storage is ideal for businesses that incur significant peak charges.

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Client Testimonial: Kelemen Company

Corporate Business Park in Irvine, CA has created significant electricity cost savings through commercial solar installed across the 5-building business park.

Client Testimonial: Tice Gardner & Fujimoto LLP

See how this CPA firm saved on electricity and gained valuable tax credits through commercial solar that they used to keep cash in the businesses.






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