Solar makes sense.
And Dollars.

Roof-mounted solar is probably the most common and affordable format for a solar installation. It produces power on a sun-baked, otherwise unused space - right next to where you need it. Not to mention solar panels help to cool your roof!

Covered parking is a very popular and beautiful way to incorporate solar for businesses. It provides a great place for EV charging, makes a big splash on the appeal of the property, provides a protected parking area for your employees and patrons, and produces power all day. Federal tax credits and depreciation are available on much of the structure as well, and adjusting for the cost of an engineered, attractive canopy without solar on it, ROIs can be seen very quickly!

Ground mounted solar or a solar field is typically mounted low but can be lifted high in the air as well. Mounted either on long rails or in a pod or flower shape, they attach to the earth using either concrete footers or poles dug into the ground. This kind of solar can come with special equipment to track the path of the sun, which can make up to 40% more power per panel than a fixed system. Some of these pods can have a ground footprint as low as one square foot and won't kill the grass underneath them. Ground mounted solar is also a great way to put a lot of solar panels in one place!

Solar storage with batteries can range from small, off-grid machines and home energy backups to large-scale diesel-extenders and community-wide grid management systems. They are typically and properly very complex and custom systems, but also battery, charging, and grid management technologies become more elegant, scalable, and affordable every day.

Producing clean energy where it is used is the most affordable and sustainable energy on the planet, and an absolute requirement for resilience and true energy independence. Ask an FRE Representative how much power your property can make for you.


FRE GeoThermal solutions provides you with the most reliable, efficient and comfortable renewable heating and cooling technology available, using the earth's natural heat to power your energy needs.

Enjoy custom longer-lasting LED solutions to lower your energy consumption, reduce heat output and improve your property’s lighting conditions.

Through an FRE SmartSensor installed in your home or business, you can see, learn, and control with precision your energy consumption and production, thereby reducing your demand and lowering your utility bills.

One kilowatt-hour of energy reduction is more valuable than one kilowatt-hour of energy production, therefore dollars used to reduce energy usage will come back to you faster than dollars used for any other energy investment on your property. A “net zero” or “off-grid” facility is only possible through sophisticated energy reduction measures from design to construction and throughout occupancy. Often, attempting to remove your electric bill by shear force (installing a massive amount of solar production without reduction measures) can quickly become space or even cost prohibitive. At FRE we truly understand the balance of reduction and production and can work together with a property-owner to develop a savvy, holistic approach to energy independence.
All community solar installations qualify for a federal tax credit for 30% of the entire system cost. For solar-covered parking, this includes the parking structure as well.

Assuming the system is owned by a business entity, 85 percent of the system value can be depreciated over 5 years.

Some jurisdictions allow for property tax exemptions on the value of the solar installation.

Your utility provider may offer installation rebates, production-based incentives, or even pay you for the solar you produce.

For more information on possible credits and incentives, you can visit DSIRE or contact FRE for a free consultation today.


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