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BlueSel Commercial Solar Case Studies

Eagle Hill School

"BlueSel Commercial Solar recently installed a 230 KiloWatt solar system on our Gymnasium facility roof. Their engineer and their subcontractor met with us in advance to make sure they did not affect our daily school activities. We reviewed access to the roof and the electrical room, also the delivery coordination for all the equipment for the project. They made sure to plan for the safety of our students and staff during construction. The installation went very smoothly, despite some rough winter weather conditions. And when some typical construction difficulties were encountered they were dealt with in a professional and timely manner.
I can say that I was very pleased with the installation and communication from start to finish!"
Bob Begin — Facilities Manager
Eagle Hill School

Project Results

  1. Eagle Hill is saving 20% of their electricity costs on the 270,000 kilowatt-hours generated by the solar system per year
  2. This yields a 5% savings on the overall school electricity budget and provides funds for the school’s environmental education and Green Energy Technology programs
  3. The solar installation enhances the school’s green energy reputation which aids in student acquisition and fund raising

Project Goals

The Eagle Hill School is a private high school well known for their academic success with students with a variety of learning disabilities. They believe in clean energy and consider that helping with environmental preservation is an important part of the school’s mission. Like other non-profit entities, they are not able to take advantage of tax incentives or credits and they could not fit the total cost of a solar system within their operating budget.

BlueSel Solution

BlueSel brought in a PPA investment company to buy and build the system and pass along the savings to the school in the form of lower priced electricity.  BlueSel installed the system as a Full-Service turnkey EPC solution provider (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction).

  • 230 kilowatt solar system installed on an existing building
  • No cost to the Eagle Hill School for the system, construction, or permitting and Utility connection
  • The PPA Investment group insures, operates and maintains the solar system – no out-of-pocket expenses for the School
  • BlueSel modified the design to meet the school desire to not have the system components visible and mar the school’s traditional New England brick look
  • BlueSel coordinated all the delivery and installation activity to not disrupt school activities and maintain the highest safety standards

We Support Customers in Many Industries

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Hospitality

BlueSel Commercial Solar understands the unique energy requirements for lodging and hospitality. Let us show you how solar works for your location whether a year round or a seasonal location.

Industry

Commercial solar is a bankable way for business, large or small, to get control of rising energy costs. Let us show you how to you can turn solar savings into a benefit for your core business.

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Non-Profit

BlueSel addresses the distinctive financial needs of non-profit organizations. Variable budgets require precise and efficient designs, and specific financing. Let us show you how to save with solar.

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More About BlueSel Solar

BlueSel Commercial Solar, Inc. is a locally owned solar energy system installation company with offices in Woburn and Sandwich, Massachusetts. It is co-owned by Wally Cole of Arlington, MA and Michael Tanghe of Hyannis, MA. Mike and Wally are also co-founders of BlueSel Home Solar Inc. Together, these two companies have installed over 550 solar installations with over 5.5 megawatts of solar energy system capacity.

BlueSel Solar was the first SunPower® Master Dealer in Massachusetts. The SunPower Master Dealer program is a “by invitation only”. Out of the 1,200 SunPower dealers around the world, only 21 have been invited to become Master Dealers. SunPower awards the title of Master for outstanding customer service and providing first-class installations.

Our construction process begins with a pre-construction planning meeting led by our EPC project manager and involving your on-site project representative and any other subcontractors who will manage on-site work. This meeting educates everyone on the installation and the construction steps in the process. In our experience, this team is able to develop the best plan to efficiently receive and locate materials and work in the construction site with the lowest impact to your business operations. It also establishes the personal connections to quickly solve problems and make optimal decision during the construction process.

For all of our work, we provide a 5 year workmanship warranty and act as your one-stop contact for the equipment warranties for your installed system. Our construction phase completes with documentation and training on the operation of the system, the maintenance schedule, and contact information for issue resolution. We also offer monitoring services that can identify system performance issues and keep your system running at optimal productive capacity.

Our project manager can acquire all the equipment and materials to implement the design and would work with you to fully manage the logistics of delivering and storing them onsite to minimize any disruption to your normal business operations.

Another important aspect of procurement is our proven ability to manage all the required permits for construction as well as all the required paperwork and interactions with the local utility for grid-connection authorization and PTO (permission to operate). We can also manage the application forms and processes for any incentive programs and credits the system is eligible for. Simply put – our system design includes everything needed to build your system, meet all requirements AND take advantage of all the incentives and credits you are due.

Our engineering begins with the first conversation to understand your electricity requirements, history and project goals. We survey the site and evaluate the total solar power potential and work with you to review the options for all potential solar installations – including the roofs of existing buildings as well as the possible options for Solar Systems over parking areas and unshaded land that might be used for ground-mount systems.

The cost, financing, payback period, and system lifetime ROI are reviewed for each option and the quality equipment included in our designs is always selected meet your budget and optimize the return on your financial investment.

Our engineering plans are fully certified by our engineering partner company – ARC DESIGN – to meet all structural and electrical requirements and qualify fully for current federal and state incentive programs.

More About BlueSel Solar

BlueSel Commercial Solar, Inc. is a locally owned solar energy system installation company with offices in Woburn and Sandwich, Massachusetts. It is co-owned by Wally Cole of Arlington, MA and Michael Tanghe of Hyannis, MA. Mike and Wally are also co-founders of BlueSel Home Solar Inc. Together, these two companies have installed over 550 solar installations with over 5.5 megawatts of solar energy system capacity.

BlueSel Solar was the first SunPower® Master Dealer in Massachusetts. The SunPower Master Dealer program is a “by invitation only”. Out of the 1,200 SunPower dealers around the world, only 21 have been invited to become Master Dealers. SunPower awards the title of Master for outstanding customer service and providing first-class installations.