General FAQ's

Why is it important to make energy efficiency improvements all at once?

Energy efficiency improvements made in a bulk decision standardize maintenance time and cut costs uniformly. Additionally, implementing these solutions at once maximizes ROI (return on investment).

What kind of difference can changing lights actually make?

→ It can make it safer, with 60% fewer accidents.

→ Happier workplace, with 6% of people feel more satisfied with LEDs.

→ More productive, with 12% more productivity.

→ Less maintenance, with $20/yr/light costs.

→ And of course, the economic benefits!

How do you know your calculations are accurate?

We calculate based on industry standards, and if needed, we can bring in third-party verification.

How much can I actually save?

It depends on your usage, but generally, a 15-30% savings on total utility cost is not uncommon.

How long do these solutions last?

Depending on your solution, these can last 4x to 10x longer than your traditional lighting, HVAC, and other energy-consuming fixtures.

How long does install take?

Install, at the minimum, will take a week and can take up to a couple of months, depending on the availability of the space to work, working parameters, etc.

What if I don’t have capital to expend for this project?

EōS offers a suite of financial options to accommodate different situations with different programs.

Can you install around my schedule?

Our crew can work 24/7, so we can accommodate any schedule.

How we calculate our environmental impact?

Estimated project energy savings are calculated by comparing the lifetime OEM warrantied savings of newly installed equipment and existing equipment and follow the IPMVP measurement & verification protocol. The resulting lifetime kWh savings are used to calculate the associated GHG savings using the EPA’s GHG equivalency calculator.

Solar FAQ's

What is the typical ROI on a commercial solar project?

The typical ROI on a commercial solar project is 4-7 years. It is mainly dependent on the building’s usage and available roof space.

What type of buildings can be solar powered?

EōS can install rooftop solar systems on most commercial, industrial, warehouse, retail, and agricultural facilities. We would review your roof for suitability before finalizing a system plan. Ground-mounted and carport systems are also an effective commercial solar option.

What financing options are available?

There are a variety of financing options available. In addition to cash and bank loans, there are PPAs and PACE loans available.
→ A PPA is a power purchase agreement financed through a third party company and requires no money down. The energy generated by the solar system is then purchased at a reduced rate from the third party financier.
→ Property Assessed Clean Energy loans are growing in popularity. These “PACE” loans enable building owners to go solar with little or no upfront cost. 100% financing is available. The loan is then repaid via an assessment on the property tax bill. The loan is easily transferred when a building is sold. With loan repayment schedules for up to 20 years, many businesses are cash positive from the first year. PACE can finance other measures, such as roofing, windows, HVAC, and other building equipment.
Primary Dealer Bank, a primary dealer bank, has partnered with EōS to develop and support the Energy Solutions Program (ESP). Through its global business activities, they seek to use their skills and assets to accelerate solutions to major environmental problems. We are doing this through specific business units dedicated to developing environmental finance products and identifying opportunities through our traditional businesses.

How much MONEY can I actually save?

It depends on your usage, but generally, a 15-30% savings on total utility cost is not uncommon.

What is the Federal ITC?

The Federal ITC is a federal investment tax credit that allows 26% of the cost of installing a solar energy system to be deducted from your federal taxes. It is set to decrease to 22% in 2021 and to 10% in 2022.

How do I estimate my company's potential savings?

The design, system size, and how the panels are oriented toward the sun, as well as the equipment you select, will impact the output you can expect. Your energy demand and your local utility rates will help determine your total savings. We will provide a free, no-obligation proposal that illustrates the solar system design and potential savings based on your company’s energy usage.