Incorporate Solar PV on your commercial buildings

These guides and case studies explore the benefits, barriers, and strategies to installing solar on leased buildings, including commercial real estate.

  • TOOLS
    This report provides guidance for businesses considering implementing solar PV, as there are widespread geographic differences regarding utility incentive structures, utility policies, regulatory structures, and permitting requirements.
    Nixon Peabody made many energy efficiency renovations to their Washington, D.C. office and pursued LEED Platinum for Commercial Interiors. They also incorporated renewable energy as an integral component to achieve their goal of saving $800 a month on their energy bill.
    The Tower Companies is committed to being an environmental leader in the real estate industry and installed its first solar photovoltaic (PV) system on a large, class A office building in Washington, D.C. The solar installation contributed to the sustainability profile of the property, which was already certified LEED Gold.
    WDT Indio retrofit its 40-year-old, 32,000 square foot building, installing a 138 kilowatt solar photovoltaic array to offest 80 percent of the building’s energy consumption, in hopes to achieve net zero energy.
    DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States.


Sector:

Commercial

Barrier:

Identifying or evaluating energy-saving technologies

Tool type:

Toolkit

Building Type:

Office

Technology:

Renewable Energy, Solar PV