MICROPOWER develops, owns and operates solar power generation systems utilizing the most appropriate and advanced technologies and equipment available to deliver maximum efficiency, reliability, and control.
MICROPOWER can also turnkey solar systems for those who wish to own and operate their own facilities.
MICROPOWER provides comprehensive services including design, construction, operation and management, finance, real-time monitoring and reporting, training and maintenance.
The benefits of solar energy are in reach with Micropower.
Pre-development Assessment & Analysis
Micropower provides a full range of pre-development solar consulting services, including:
Utility Bill Assessment: We will evaluate your current and historical utility bills, energy usage patterns, peak and off-peak electricity usage, and utility tariff rates.
Site Assessment: We will evaluate your premises to assess which locations on your property may be suitable to host solar arrays. We include a full evaluation of rooftops, surface and multi-level parking areas and any available adjacent undeveloped land to determine suitability for hosting solar systems.
Review of Subsidies & Financial Incentives: The economic viability and attractiveness of solar projects is heavily influenced by financial incentives and regulatory structures available. These incentives vary drastically across different geographic regions and require a deep understanding of current and rapidly evolving federal, state, and local financial incentives, regulatory structures, and policy mandates.
Micropower will guide you through the maze of renewable energy incentives and policy tools available for your solar project. We will quantify the value of the financial incentives and determine the process necessary for you to take advantage of those incentives and policy tools.
Solar Opportunity Analysis: Based on our Utility Bill Assessment, Site Assessment, and Review of Subsidies and Financial Incentives, we will put together a solar opportunity analysis (“SOA”) on your behalf. The SOA will provide you with an overall solar development plan and roadmap and may include preliminary system design layouts by solar product type, solar array schematics, total solar system capacity, expected annual solar electricity production, estimated engineering, procurement, and construction costs, project financing options, and financial savings and return on investment analysis.
Project Finance: Once the solar development plan is in place, Micropower will help you secure financing for your project. We will provide you with detailed information about the benefits and risks associated with your various options, including buying solar electricity under a power purchase agreement (PPA) or making a capital purchase of the solar equipment.
PPAs: For tax-exempt entities, such as schools, non-profits, and municipally-owned sports venues, as well as property owners that want to avoid the upfront costs associated with a capital purchase, a solar PPA may be an appropriate financing method for you. Micropower can secure third party tax equity and debt financing commitments on your behalf. We maintain relationships with an array of project finance firms with hundreds of millions of dollars of committed capital available to finance solar projects. If you prefer to select your project finance partner through an RFP or competitive bidding process, then Micropower can manage that competitive bidding process on your behalf.
Capital Purchase: For property owners who prefer to own the solar assets mounted on their property, a capital purchase of the solar system may be the right choice for you. Micropower can help you structure, negotiate and secure a loan or equipment lease to finance the purchase. We will obtain bids from multiple banks and equipment leasing firms, from which you can choose the financial partner and package that best suits your needs.
Solar System Design & Installation: Micropower will assist you in selecting the solar system design, engineering, procurement, construction, and installation partners (“EPC Contractors”), or we can create and manage an RFP or competitive bidding process to help you choose the EPC Contractors. Once selected, the EPC Contractors will be responsible handling the permitting, building code compliance, regulatory approvals and municipal consents. Throughout the EPC process, Micropower will act as the primary point of contact for all outside solar vendor interactions with the client.
System Interconnection, Monitoring & Maintenance: Upon completion of the installation process, Micropower will ensure that the EPC Contractors obtain necessary approval from the utility to interconnect the solar system to the utility grid. If you enter into a PPA, ongoing operations and maintenance will be handled by the third party owner of the solar system. If you decide to purchase the solar system outright, then we will facilitate an operations and maintenance agreement between you and the EPC Contractor. We will ensure that the solar system includes real-time 24-hour web based monitoring.
Solar Solution Overview
Ground-Mounted Solar Arrays
Facilities with undeveloped land may be great candidates to host ground-mounted solar arrays. Commercial and municipal properties with empty space, environmental brown fields, retention basins, and other marginal land make great locations for ground-mounted solar arrays. Ground-mount systems are often the most cost effective, and range from fixed-tilt to single-axis or dual-axis trackers.
Solar Parking Arrays
Consumer facing organizations with large parking lots can greatly benefit from solar parking arrays. Solar parking arrays provide shade and shelter to vehicles and supply power to your facilities. Entertainment venues can earn premium parking revenue from VIP parking spaces with solar parking arrays, which even come pre-configured to support electric vehicle re-charging stations.
Rooftop Solar Arrays
Large rooftops with unobstructed access to sunlight are great candidates to host solar arrays. Whether your roof is flat, slanted or barrel-sloped, raised-seam metal, asphalt shingle, or built-up tar and gravel, we’ve got you covered. Micropower will help you find appropriate solar panels for your particular rooftop.
Ancillary Revenue and Savings Opportunities
Micropower develops a solar system customized to meet
As your solar consultant, Micropower also helps you evaluate and take advantage of alternative and ancillary revenue or savings opportunities that may be available
Rental Revenue: In certain geographic areas, clients may be able to earn incremental rental revenue from leasing rooftop space to third party solar system owners as an alternative to entering into a PPA or making a capital purchase of a solar system.
Corporate Sponsorship: Micropower can help you create and implement “green sponsorship packages” that enable your sponsors to receive highly visible promotion and signage in and around your venue or property as well as media buzz and community recognition for helping your venue to adopt solar and go green.
Premium Parking: Solar parking arrays provide vehicles with shade and shelter from the elements. When installed in parking areas within close proximity to entrances, solar parking arrays can enable entertainment venues and attractions to generate incremental revenue from charging customers a premium for the privilege of VIP covered parking.
Electric Vehicle Re-charging: Solar parking arrays are pre-configured to support re-charging of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Micropower can facilitate the placement and installation of re-charging infrastructure that can be connected to the solar parking arrays. The re-charging spots generate incremental revenue for you and an added benefit for your customers.
Other Green Practices: In addition to solar project development services, Micropower can also match clients with qualified providers of energy efficiency services such as lighting retrofits, recycling and waste reduction programs, water conservation programs, and bio-degradable utensils and containers.