We identify and implement the best in class solar energy solutions, working with our partners and local utilities to seamlessly provide the highest possible energy savings, all while protecting the environment.
Best of Breed
Verlux Energy employs the latest technology in high-efficiency solar panels, inverters, and mounting structures. Our systems provide 20+ years of efficient and reliable energy production.
Verlux Energy designs for the specific conditions of each customer by tailoring each system to account for shading losses, roof conditions, and the customer’s utility rate structure.
Verlux Energy thoroughly analyzes the customer’s utility billing history so that the solar system can leverage energy, time-of-use, and demand charges for the greatest possible savings.
We recommended a 35kW system on the roof with a low tilt angle to both improve the summer energy production (when demand charges were the highest) as well as provide a cleaner appearance.
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The owner of a large commercial property in the LADWP service area was a significant energy consumer. He was being billed under a rate schedule, including demand charges, which severely increased his summer electric bills. He wanted to reduce his electrical expenses with a solar system, but he had just completed a complete re-roofing of his property and also constructed a state of the art roof garden. He did not want to make a lot of penetrations in the roof, and he was concerned with the overall aesthetics of the system adjacent to his garden. Most of all, he was hesitant to use a large amount of his capital up front and having to wait several years before a return.
After we conducted an initial survey and analysis, we were able to address all of his issues and concerns. We provided a plan that was minimally invasive to his new roof, aesthetically clean beside the garden, and took advantage of multiple financial opportunities, minimizing his out of pocket and up front expenses.
A reduction of approximately $17,000 per year in electrical cost over the 25 year life of the system (over $400,000 saved over the system lifetime)
- An internal rate of return of 19%
- Clean energy generation which equates to saving the environment from over 1000 tons of CO2 production (equivalent to driving over 2,000,000 auto miles)
- Ability to take full advantage of federal tax credits, local utility incentives, and benefits for solar installation
- Up front financing to minimize the amount of capital needed
- System designed to maximize the amount of annual dollar savings; in this case installing the system such that the solar output best matches the user’s usage, reducing demand charges
“Verlux promised and delivered! Verlux Energy designed and installed a solar system which has dramatically lowered my electric bill. Verlux coordinated all the permits and incentives with my local utility. They also guided me through financing options to help minimize my up-front costs. My solar system provided positive cash flow within months of installation. I now have green energy and a building asset that will be providing electricity for 20-30 years at no cost as well as increase the value of my property. Thanks Verlux!!”
– Darin Kerby, President
Catalyst Post Services