The Irvine CPA firm knows a thing or two about investment tax credits. When they saw their electricity bills growing, the accounting firm sprung to action investing in solar and energy storage to offset their energy costs.
Tice Gardner & Fujimoto LLP is committed to providing close personal attention for its clients. The CPA firm offers tax preparation and financial services for individuals and businesses. The firm has a small footprint but due to the nature of work, their electricity usage is comparatively high.
Office buildings are good candidates for solar and energy storage systems (ESS), especially those located in Southern California. The summer months see high spikes in energy usage due to HVAC systems, lighting and extensive computer usage.
On average, the firm uses upwards of 72,000 kWh a year. Rising energy bills and the Solar Investment Tax Credits were motivators for the CPA firm to explore solar and energy storage. “We heard the tax credits were stepping down over the next few years so we thought now was a good time to go solar, plus our bills were not any lower than they had been in the past,” explains Stan Gardner, CPA.
For the LLP, it was better to act right away instead of losing several thousands of dollars in tax credits and continued high energy bills. “This was a relatively small project for our team at Revel Energy,” explains Ken Fournier, Marketing Manager. “Nonetheless no matter if you’re a small installation or a several megawatt project like Hokto Kinoko, ITC credits and energy savings are very valuable for our customers.”
Project Location: Irvine, CA
Description: Rooftop Solar + Energy Storage System
System Capacity: 38.48 kW
System Size: 104 Solar PV Modules
Solar Panel: 370 W Monocrystalline
Annual Power Cons. (before): 74,000 kWh
Est. Power Savings (after): 77% Energy Savings
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