Why You Should Work With a Renewable Energy Company

Take Advantage of Clean Energy Initiatives in Your Area

Throughout the United States, there has been a concerted effort toward decarbonization. Decarbonization aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to eventually create a net-zero environment.

Though there are a few reasons why decarbonization is a priority in the United States and around the world, creating greater resiliency and sustainability in the nation’s grid is the most immediate one. By using renewable energy and lowering reliance on fossil fuels, it’s easier for energy grids to adjust to changes in demand and avoid blackouts during major weather events.

To meet decarbonization goals, state and municipal governments have taken a carrot and stick approach–using a combination of rewards and punishments to increase compliance. On the one hand, carbon taxes are increasing with legislation like New York’s Law 97 punishing businesses for not reducing emissions. On the other hand, renewable energy incentives are available to companies ranging from hospitals in Trenton, NJ, to Miami Beach hotels.   

It’s hard to know how to take advantage of these incentives. Below we highlight some of the types of incentives available, as well as the ways a renewable energy company like Vanguard helps you redeem them.

Vanguard Business Solutions has over 80 years of combined experience deploying complex energy infrastructure for hospitality, commercial, and medical environments. Our solar power generation and storage systems help businesses adapt to the changing energy environment.

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What Are Clean Energy Initiatives?

There are many state and local government incentives available for those engaging in renewable energy solutions. While New York and Nevada offer the most programs, there are incentives spread out all over the United States.

New York City offers three different incentive programs for solar energy use. First, the Megawatt Block Incentive provides a rebate in direct relation to the size of your system. Net metering ensures that you get paid for any solar power that goes back into the city grid. Finally, their Solar Equipment Tax Credit can reduce your state tax payments by up to $5,000.

The Maryland Energy Administration offers business grants to businesses and nonprofits installing renewable energy or implementing energy efficiency upgrades. Meanwhile, New Jersey’s Competitive Solar Incentive Program will provide set incentives for non-residential projects.

How Can Vanguard Building Solutions Help?

On-site solar power generation is the best way to qualify for these green energy initiatives. Beyond the incentives, our solar power and battery systems reduce reliance on the grid and offer greater resilience to your business in case of utility outages and extreme weather events. Commercial solar systems, in particular, are extremely efficient, which is why both government regulators and managers love them.

Unlike other renewable energy companies, we don’t just help you identify and apply for existing initiatives. We’ll also design and implement a turnkey energy solution tailored to your needs. This includes choosing the type and number of panels, designing out system-failure and power shortage scenarios, integrating vital battery storage systems, and connecting your system to the grid.

On top of all of this, we offer various financing options. Along with helping you with all the documentation to qualify for incentives, we’ll create a payment plan that makes the most sense for your business. Get started by setting up a consultation with our team by calling or filling out our contact form.