Happily, every client is different. We have learned that through successfully serving hundreds of clients across the region and around the globe. Our unique process ensures that you receive the best possible service.
The most important thing we can do is listen to you. Understand your priorities and challenges. Recognize all the moving parts. Comprehend your financial, marketing, and environmental goals. Your business market.
We analyze and innovate
We use creativity and innovation combined with proven technologies, to meet the challenges of island energy management, using our experience and brains, and also using advanced advanced computer simulation models such as PV-Syst ™ Helioscope ™, HOMER ™, eTap ™, and eQuest ™ to support our design work and give you the best performing system.
We plan for success, plan and engineer the solution, and then make it happen!
Sometimes these plans are very simple and straightforward and easily completed in a short time; and sometimes they are longer term that require more steps. Some of our clients’ projects are started and completed in a season, and sometimes we are engaged to assist with multi-year capital and expense budgeting and planning.
We understand the challenges of working in the Caribbean region, and we have the track record to prove it. Our local partners have been in business for years and will be doing the same for years to come.
We strive to demonstrate integrity and professionalism
Stepping with you through all the stages of your renewable-energy or energy-efficiency project.
RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
- Energy Systems and Use Analysis
- Project Planning and Performance Forecasting
- Design and Engineering
- Procurement and Construction
- Hands-On Project Management
ENERGY EFFICIENCY SERVICES
- Investment-grade modeling & analysis
- Long-term capital planning
- Providing energy efficiency upgrades
Achieving top performance begins with our initial energy evaluation of your facility, and continues after we hand over your new system controls. Or if we are operating and maintaining the project, we will keep our hands on the wheel and continue to drive the project into the future. Not only do we help your ownership team achieve better energy performance and financial savings for new construction at the beginning of your project, we provide an Operations and Maintenance Plan to ensure your system functions at top performance for many years to come.
For our clients that have excellent credit, we can offer fully financed projects, whether it is a rooftop solar array or an island microgrid. We can provide or facilitate various third-party financing packages. This includes Leases and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for projects ranging from rooftop solar-PV to complex island microgrids. We also can work with the US Export-Import Bank (EXIM Bank) or Offshore Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to craft low-interest loan-guarantee packages or other instruments for projects that fit their programs.
You usually will achieve the best financial performance when you “pay cash” or finance the project through your bank or from your business reserve accounts. However, we know that many property owners do not want to buy or operate energy assets, or prefer to keep these transactions off their balance sheet.
Financing a renewable energy project is similar to financing any purchase; whether a new car, piece of industrial equipment, or a building. Once we start analyzing your situation, we will need to assess your credit and ensure the project meets the baseline requirements for financing terms.
Flexible Project Delivery
We are at home delivering your project as an “EPC” or “Design-Builder”, and we’re also comfortable integrating into almost any project team structure. Whether we are your turnkey design-builder, construction manager, or solar engineer – we will deliver the same high level of safety, performance and aesthetics.
Our department leaders average over 10 years, and in some cases over 30 years, of commercial and renewable energy experience. In these years, we have been the project owner, the property owner, the engineer, the contractor, the consultant, and the owner’s acceptance agent. This experience has taught us how to integrate into any project structure, whether you need us to provide a turnkey financed project that we will own and operate over the long term, or if you want us to provide engineering only to your architect or builder.
We have flexible processes to deliver projects to minimize risk and cost. We are expert in training construction trades, whether in English or Spanish, and we have trained over 20 electricians in the techniques of solar-energy workmanship and safety.
Local Jobs and Growing Island Economies
We have been living and working in the Caribbean for decades. It is important to us to grow a base of skilled labor and a clean energy industry for the region.
We do not import labor – rather we train local trades, engage in technology transfer, and create local jobs that help to grow the local economy. We have trained dozens of electricians, electrical contractors, structural engineers, and general contractors in how to deliver their services in the solar-energy industry to meet our high standards of quality and workmanship. We are proud that we have helped hundreds of motivated individuals and companies to forge
new business in our industry.
We have worked as far afield as Saudi Arabia and Mongolia. Our project delivery process and subcontractor training and inspection program helps minimize risk for our clients and ensure that our labor is top notch whether we are working in our own back yard or 5,000 miles away.
Using less energy results in lower operating expenses, less risk, improved reliability, and a stronger bottom line. Reducing energy consumption can sometimes be the lowest cost solution. But using less energy, while maintaining building comfort and all the services that are expected, is a challenge for your resort or commercial building.
We can help solve these challenges for our clients through energy audits, investment-grade modeling and analysis, long-term capital planning, and implementing energy efficiency upgrades. We also can help your team achieve better efficiency for new construction. We are technology agnostic, bringing to the table a wide range of experience and tools to evaluate and integrate to suit our client’s needs. We use advanced energy modeling software, like eQuest ™, to provide valuable support for architects and construction teams, or for upgrades to existing buildings.
We are technology agnostic, bringing to the table a wide range of experience and tools to evaluate and integrate to suit our client’s needs. We use advanced energy modeling software, like eQuest ™, to provide valuable support for architects and construction teams, or for upgrades to existing buildings.
We have helped our clients achieve better energy performance through efficiency from small commercial buildings to the largest resorts in the hemisphere. This includes EnergyStar and LEED energy performance support for over 30M square feet of commercial floor space.
A kilowatt-hour of energy not used is a benefit everyone can appreciate.