Solar installations continued to set records in 2020, with 19.2 GW of solar capacity installed, a 43% increase over 2019. Schools and municipalities are participating in greater numbers than ever, attracted by favorable policies and seeking to make greater use of their rooftops, parking lots, and open ground while setting an environmental example.
As the market grows, solar customers often do not know how much money they are saving or if the system is performing as expected.
Sage Energy Consulting has launched a new suite of asset management services to supplement their existing services in energy planning and project management. These new services include quantitative savings analysis, utility tariff optimization, solar performance management, renewable energy credit (REC) management, existing solar inspections and O&M subcontractor management.
These new offerings will help solar stakeholders justify the expense of going solar by:
- Delivering quantitative analysis of energy and financial savings
- Maximizing savings through performance optimization and utility tariff analysis
- Providing independent oversight of third-party solar providers
- Bringing additional revenue through previously untapped RECs
“As the solar and energy storage industry continues to grow, there are new players entering the market every day,” said Katie Crider, who will oversee the new asset management line of services. “Sage has an established reputation as a trusted strategic partner in the planning and development of modern energy systems that include solar, energy storage and EVs. It makes sense for us to deliver proactive asset management services on behalf of our current and future clients, so they can benefit from more informed decision making and maximize the return on their investment.”
To date, Sage has managed more than $2 billion of clean energy projects nationwide, including for over 100 school districts.
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