Office Building Owner Saving with Solar

Business owners oversees solar installation on his office building.

Oak Ridge, TN

Annual Carbon Offset

46.5 Metric Tons

Annual Energy Produced

66,550 kWh

An energy-saving and utility-bill cutting solar and storage project becomes an even more enticing business opportunity with the help of a 50% grant from the USDA Rural Energy for America Program.  No, you don’t have to be a farmer to take advantage of this.

“I’m not a farmer.  But harvesting the sun on a rooftop on a commercial property is my way of contributing,” said Eric Levin.  He owns and operates a first-class office facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee which he leases to a government entity. Read more about this and a farm project, both using solar the the REAP grant.

The 48.6 kilowatt system has a 30 kilowatt hour battery, so the system is designed to captured unused electricity and save it for another day.  Levin added, “Reducing this electric bill really helps on the bottom line.”

The next deadlines for the REAP grants toward renewable energy projects like this come in March and June of 2024.