NY, NJ, MA, CT
With the price of solar falling more than 70% over the last 5 years, businesses of every type and size are embracing solar energy to reduce operating costs and increase profitability. Business owners in the northeast pay among the highest electric rates in the country, and solar gives them a powerful tool to drive down and potentially eliminate electric costs. By going solar, savvy business owners (who own their real estate), commercial landlords, and even long-term commercial tenants will see multiple benefits:
Enhance Company’s Brand
Control & Eliminate Electric Costs
Achieve Sustainability Goals
An Asset for the Business
In business, perception matters, and a solar system can be a powerful statement to a business’ potential customers and clients of their environmental awareness, or help it stand out from its peers.
Utility cost increases are notoriously volatile, making it difficult to budget for this critical operating expense. A solar system provides energy cost certainty and transparency over the life of the system and beyond.
Congress recently extended the 30% Federal tax credit for solar. Solar owners can also depreciate the system on a bonus accelerated (MACRS) schedule. Combined with generous state (NY, NJ, MA), and even city subsidies, a solar system can pay for itself in less than 3 years.
Many businesses are adopting goals around environmental sustainability and clean energy utilization. Whether it’s earning LEED certification for your building, achieving corporate carbon reduction targets, or wanting your business to reflect your own environmental ethos, there are few better ways to green your business than going solar.
Many business owners are accustomed to thinking about a commercial solar system as just another capital expense—like a new roof or re-paving the parking lot. But a commercial solar system is an investment in your business—an asset that generates tax credits and cash savings that will last for decades.
Institutions & Non-Profits
Enhanced Standing in the Community
Achieve Sustainability Goals
No Money Out of Pocket
Schools, houses of worship, senior centers, clubs—these organizations serve as pillars in the community, and have an important role to play in demonstrating the importance of taking action on climate change and caring for the environment.
Clean energy and environmental sustainability align closely with the ethos of many mission-driven organizations. Greening your organization’s energy is a powerful way to lead by example and take action on climate change.
With limited sources of revenue, institutions and nonprofits constantly strive to identify operational efficiencies. A long-term solar “Power Purchase Agreement” (PPA) creates electric cost savings, protects against large utility cost increases, and provides long-term cost transparency, allowing these organizations to more effectively budget and plan for the future.
Municipal & Government
Achieve Sustainability Goals
Electric Cost Savings and Price Transparency
Municipalities and government officials that go green demonstrate fiscal responsibility through energy cost savings, and concern for the environment through a decreased carbon footprint—issues of critical importance to the current and future wellbeing of our society.
Governments at the local, state and federal level are taking significant steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through efficiency measures clean energy technologies. From a cost and implementation standpoint, solar is becoming the preferred means of producing clean, distributed power.
With budgets strained at all levels of government, public officials feel significant pressure to identify savings and maximize taxpayer dollars. A long-term solar “Power Purchase Agreement” (PPA) creates significant electric cost savings, hedges against large utility cost increases, and provides long-term cost transparency, allowing public entities to more effectively budget and plan for the future.
Largest Living-History Museum in the Northeast Goes Solar
Drone footage of Old Sturbridge Village’s solar power system, plus environmental impact and savings stats.
WALTHAM, MAView More
"I want to give a shout out to our partners at Green Street Solar Power, thank you so much for helping us make this happen. A shout out to our partners at Swinerton who actually were up there on the roof getting these panels put up, thank you. This isn't only about our school, this is about our school helping to lead the way in something that's of the utmost importance to our broader community, and to our country and to our world."
JCC on the Hudson
TARRYTOWN, NYView More
We saw solar power as a way to accomplish a number of things at once. We could save money on our energy costs so that more of our membership and fundraising dollars could be spent on programming and enhancing the member experience at the JCC. It would allow us to reduce our carbon footprint by using a renewable energy source. Plus, we had a unique opportunity to lead our community by example; to walk the walk, not just talk about our responsibility to care for our planet and our environment. Tikkun Olam is a central Jewish value. It means ‘Repair the World.'
Old Sturbridge Village
STURBRIDGE, MAView More
Old Sturbridge Village plays a critical role in the Northeast by keeping the rich history of our region alive. That's why joining the renewable energy movement is so important to us. We're reducing our electricity expenses, and in turn putting those savings back into the museum to make sure we're able to continue providing a robust and affordable educational experience to all of our visitors.
Attleboro School District
WEST BRIDGEWATER, MAView More
We are thrilled about going solar with Green Street. Not only will the district save millions over the life of the system, but we're having a positive impact on the environment, and setting a great example for our nearly 6,000 students.
Methods Machine Tools
SUDBURY, MAView More
We have a large, unshaded metal roof on the Methods Machine Tools production and showroom facility. Green Street approached us about doing a project, and when we evaluated the savings, it was a very easy decision to move forward. We get electric savings and roof lease payments for twenty five years, and paid nothing out of pocket, what’s not to like? At the heart of it, Methods Machine Tools is a technology company, so it makes sense to for us to embrace solar. And the team at Green Street are real pros. They were a pleasure to work with.
Forest Building Supply
QUEENS, NYView More
After talking to Green Street Solar Power, the decision to go Solar was a no-brainer. Everyone was friendly and their dedication to meeting all of our needs was wonderful. We loved working with their team and recommend anyone looking to put solar on their business to definitely choose Green Street!
Roadway Moving and Storage
BRONX, NYView More
DeCicco and Sons
LARCHMONT, NYView More
With our new store in Larchmont, we are presenting our customers and employees with a new paradigm in the supermarket shopping experience: a store that incorporates intelligent energy-efficiency and on-site clean and green renewable energy, every minute, every day.
NEW YORK, NYView More
BROOKLYN, NYView More