Int. Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Commercial Solar

More and more businesses are going “Green” because it makes both financial and environmental sense for their businesses. Gone are the myths that solar power may be only suited towards a certain market or business model.  The good news is that solar makes sense for a wide variety of businesses and buildings regardless of industry.  If an owner feels the burden of large electric bills due to heating water, lighting, operating machinery, round the clock operations or are subject to energy spikes in high intensity months, then solar may be right for your company.  Additional benefits and reasons are:

Government Incentives: Governments have put in place aggressive financial incentives to help make the out-right purchase of a solar power system much easier.

Lease Options/Power Purchase Agreements: For businesses that do not want to come up with upfront cash payment for a solar power system, many states allows solar leases.

Reduce Your Building’s Operating Costs: Installing a solar system can reduce your business’ operating expenses which then can have a ripple effect throughout your company.

Hedge Against Rising Utility Rates: In addition to lowering your operating expenses, solar power can help insulate a business from a fluctuating power market.

Low Maintenance/High Reliability: Solar installed by reputable solar providers require virtually no maintenance and operate with no noise.

Marketing Advantages: Solar represents a commitment to quality, care and operational efficiency.  Marketing your building as a “green building”, you raise the likelihood of additional attention and reaching a new clientele.  Also, displaying that your company operates on the forefront of modern construction and technology.

So whether it is a manufacturing facility, data storage center, a school, retail, or a commercial housing complex, solar power will help provide the necessary power to help operate and offset energy costs for generations to come.

If you are a commercial property owner, a business administrator or a energy investor interested in a Solar system, please feel free to contact Local 400 at 732-681-7111.  We would like the opportunity to speak to you about the different options you may have, whether it being a PPA, financing or incentives you may be entitled to.  Our representatives will be able to take you through the entire process  os a solar system from finance, design, install and maintenance.  All with the assurance of quality, production, craftsmanship and integrity that has been synonymous with the IBEW and Local 400.

Residential Solar Systems

A residential solar system is an investment that will add both immediate and long-term value to your home.  Solar arrays can save a homeowner upwards of 73% on their electric bill and add increased value if you were to sell your home.  With a residential solar system you will be able to reduce the burden of rate increases as well as depending on the size of the system, produce enough energy to sell back to the utility company, further reducing your energy cost.

As the country continues to reduce its impact on the environment, it has been made a benefit for everyone to do their part.  Governments and utilities now offer incentives encouraging homeowners to adopt this technology.  New Jersey, for example, has many programs such as tax credits, and the Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Program (SREC).
How You’re Residential Solar System Works

Your home will use energy produced by your system, but it will remain connected to your utility.  If your home uses more electricity than you generate, power will automatically be drawn from your utility.  If you produce more electricity than you need, the excess will be sold to the utility for an automatic credit towards your next bill.  Whether the electricity is from your solar system or from the utility, your home will continue to run smoothly.

  1. Solar modules convert sunlight to direct current (DC) electricity.
  2. The inverter converts solar electricity (DC) into household current (AC)
  3. The utility meter spins forward when you draw electricity from the utility and backwards when your solar system generates more electricity than you're using.

If you are a home owner who is thinking about a Solar system, please feel free to contact Local 400 at 732-681-7111.  We will be happy to put you in contact with a representative who will be able to take you through the entire process from qualification to install, while maintaining the quality and craftsmanship of the IBEW.