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LIGHTING IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Energy-efficient lighting upgrades are one of the easiest and most profitable investments for commercial and industrial facilities. According to a study done by UCLA, the survey average of 129 buildings yielded a 45% ROI in the first 2 years.

The vast majority of businesses have not upgraded their lighting with initial cost seen as a prohibiting factor. However, with many incentives and substantial energy savings, it could be money thrown away. There is a vast array of national, state, local, and utility-based incentives and rebates programs available, but digesting them all takes a great deal of time.

Broadleaf can do the legwork for you, walk you through the process, and help you to quantify your savings.

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SOLAR POWER

Various factor help to determine if solar is a good investment, but the rationale does vary from state to state. According to the EIA, just over 40% of the distributed PV capacity in the United States is located in California, with the next eleven states accounting for

another 46%. The remaining 38 states and the District of Columbia combined have the remaining 13%. California is not only the most populous state, but it is also home to other factors that encourage distributed PV generation: high electricity prices, strong solar resources, and state policies and incentives that support solar PV.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), solar electricity capacity, including both utility-scale solar and distributed photovoltaic (PV) panels (commercial and residential), has experienced rapid growth in recent years, increasing by more than 900%, between 2009 and 2015.  As the cost to implement solar power has rapidly declined, the case for a solar investment has grown.

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