A great investment, for your image and your bottom line.
SOLAR IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS
Cromwell Solar works closely with farms, corporations, business owners, public agencies, schools, and builders to design and install solar energy systems that maximize the financial, image, and environmental benefits of going solar. An investment in solar pays dividends in saved energy costs and in attracting and retaining customers. Economically speaking, conventional electricity costs are increasing 7-15% a year meaning every year more and more of your budget goes towards electricity.
Businesses and farms often see paybacks for solar in the 5 - 8 year range. That equates to a (tax free!) rate of return in the 15 - 20% range, all while adding to your modern, forward-looking image.
With Cromwell Solar, your economic payback on farm and commercial solar projects is typically in the 5-8 year range, an amazing return on investment even without the other benefits solar offers. Additionally, Cromwell has developed unique leasing and financing options that can help avoid the hurdle of upfront cost to going solar. With our free project evaluations we present options for outright purchase, lease, or finance- giving you the pros and cons of each and allowing you to decide what works best for your unique situation.
We have developed unique financing and leasing options for residential, farm, and commercial projects which are often cash-positive.
Solar is not just environmentally beneficial, it is also modern and high-tech and has very high approval ratings. In Kansas and Missouri, across the entire political spectrum, about 80% of people polled support increased use of solar (very, very few things poll so high). Our internet monitoring options can allow you to show off your system's performance (historically and in real-time) to the world though web-links and smart-phone apps.
You're already buying energy. Why not put your money towards clean solar energy instead?
Why Cromwell Solar?
As the largest and oldest solar installation firm in the region we have the experience, personnel, and knowledge to handle your project from accurate design through installation.
Our design process is rooted in solar science & engineering and informed by a deep understanding of the mathematics of the financial payback. We can handle problem roofs and sites and have unique capabilities to generate custom engineered solutions when needed.
We understand not just solar production day-by-day, and how that equates to your day-by-day energy needs, and available solar incentives but what exactly that means for your payback. Without our complex mathematical modeling the system sizing may not be right or the payback given might be wrong. Our process is uniquely thorough and analytical because we understand that proper system sizing has an enormous effect on system payback and customer satisfaction. Too much solar or the improper connection type and you can end up giving away some of the energy you are producing. Too little and you miss out on potential energy savings for decades. Our proprietary modeling software and know-how ensure the perfect system size and an accurate, realistic prediction of your energy savings.
Utility and Permitting
Every year we install about a hundred different systems in over thirty different jurisdictions a year. We do a lot of solar advocacy and education work in our region, and we know the regulations; in fact we have written or advocated for many of the rules on the books. This helps us ensure that your system will comply with local regulations, and that you will get the most financial benefit from it. At Cromwell we hold construction and electrical licences ourselves allowing us to work from residential to high-rise commercial projects ourselves.
Often our systems are blazing the way as the first solar (or large commercial solar) installed in a town or utility; in these cases our expertise in solar law is critical, without it the system may not get allowed. We have an amazing track record of success and work with the jurisdictions to establish good local rules on solar interconnection that will benefit everyone. We have such a great reputation with code officials and utilities for our quality work and ease to work with that we often get referrals from them. A good working relationship with building officials and utilities helps our projects run smoothly.
Equipment and Installation
Cromwell Solar has more certified installers than any other firm, has experience installing since 1982, and performs about a hundred new installs a year.
Our systems are installed for decades of trouble-free performance using only top "tier-one" solar equipment from companies that, like Cromwell, will be around to honor their warranties decades from now. We are not beholden to just one brand or type of solar, we use the appropriate equipment for each project. We know when to use different types of inverters (micro-inverters, string inverters, DC optimizers) and panels (60 cell, 72 cell, power dense, bi-facial) and can show you the benefits of all of them.
Our crews are professional and the best trained in the region. We have more certified personnel than any other firm in the region and spend hours a week educating our crews and work with all of them towards getting certification in solar installation and AC electrical work . Our customer service includes an office with a staff full of professionals that update all of our clients on a weekly basis, and installers who love their work and treat your project with the respect it deserves.
With Cromwell we handle permits, utility connections, and everything else to make the entire process from initial contact and design, through installation and commissioning as easy as possible for you.