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Solar Design for Performance

World Class Solutions Require Innovation

At BlueSel Commercial Solar we believe that achieving maximum solar system performance requires thinking out of the box. More than just installing solar energy systems on rooftops, we offer a full range of designs and project services to meet the specific needs of each customer. Click on any of the above to see more.

We also offer a full range of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction services to companies in the solar and building industries. Click on the image to see more on how we build on our expertise.

Ground Mounted Solar Arrays

Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness — Up to 20%

Rooftop mounted solar energy systems continue to be a preferred and economical way to go solar. However, many rooftops are not ideally situated to maximize the power production of the system because of shade or orientation.

Where unshaded space is available, Ground Mounted Solar Arrays can be optimally oriented to make maximum use of the site solar potential and provide larger amounts of power than similarly-sized rooftop installations — frequently up to 20% or more.

A Few Ground Mounted Solar Benefits

  • Stay Clear of Obstacles and Shading
  • More Precise Panel Orientation Towards the Sun
  • Optimize Array Tilt for Maximum Power Production
  • Turns Unused Land Into Revenue Generation

The Ground Mounted Solar Efficiency Advantage

❖ Increased Energy

Making maximum use of the ground mounted solar potential allows your design to generate more power over time than the equivalent rooftop mounted solar energy system. This puts more money in your bank account.

❖ Design Efficiency

Alternatively, the more effective ground mounted design can allow the use of fewer solar panels to achieve the same annual output of a rooftop design.

More Than One Way to Anchor Your Arrays

Ground-mounted solar systems are anchored to the ground and hold a large number of stacked panels, often two but sometimes three or four panels high. Rails support the rectangular panels in either landscape or portrait orientation

Driven Beam System

BlueSel Commercial example ground mounted system
Beams can be driven into the ground, if the soil conditions allow, and the racking system is attached to the beams.

Helical Screw System

Helical screw system
If ground conditions are not suited for smoothly driven beams, anchor systems may be used such as helical piles or ground screws to support the racking.

Ballasted, Non-Penetrating System

Ballasted system

Ground-mounted systems don’t always have to penetrate into the earth. Arrays can be mounted on ballasts that sit on the ground using a similar concept to flat roof mounting. Typically, concrete molded blocks hold the system in place. These can be lowered by crane or poured into molds in place.

Let BlueSel Commercial Solar analyze your commercial or institutional property and see if a Ground Mounted solar system would be financially advantageous for you.

Solaire by SunPower® Parking Canopies

Solar Power that Doubles the Use of Existing Real Estate

Solar canopies are another unique solution to exploit your site’s solar potential, add solar system capacity, and create a revenue stream from your parking areas without disrupting that function. If your parking is in areas open to unshaded daylight for a substantial time period, solar canopies are a very efficient, attractive, and cost-effective way to build up your solar generation capacity.

BlueSel Commercial Solar develops innovative and elegant solar system canopy designs with Solaire Generation, the premium carport fabrication and installation company in the country – with more than 150 MegaWatts of carport installations nationwide. BlueSel works in concert with Solaire and provides 1-stop management from detailed system design, through construction and permitting to final interconnection with the utility.

Some Solar Canopy Benefits

  • High Levels of Energy Production
  • Turns Parking Lots in Revenue Generation
  • Elegant Appearance — Great Visual Appeal & Image
  • Gives Customers Weather-Protected Parking
  • Additional Options — LED Lighting & EV Charging

More About Solaire Generation Parking Canopies

Parking Canopies can allow for larger solar system installations than are practical on many medium-sized business commercial buildings. This can be very important for businesses that use significant amounts of electricity in daylight hours. There are also a number of states that have increased incentives and depreciation rates to encourage this form of local electricity generation and dual-use of existing commercial and institutional real estate. Combining a Solar Canopy installation with integrated Battery Storage can provide additional power savings by capturing peak sunlight hour overproduction for use when the system cannot meet the entire demand.

Solaire by Sunpower Solar Canopies for Parking

The total package of benefits that can include energy savings and incentives can reduce the investment recovery period to less than 5 years in many instances and provide positive cumulative cash flow for decades thereafter.

Let BlueSel Commercial Solar analyze your commercial or institutional property and see if a Solar Canopy would be financially advantageous for you.

Solar Power with Energy Storage

Solar Power ✚ Energy Storage = Power When You Need It

One of the more exciting recent developments in solar systems technology is the rapid progress being made in commercial-scale battery storage. Solar energy systems with batteries combine large storage capacity and integrated control software with predictive analytics to manage the battery array in real time. Together, these capabilities allow you to store large amounts of peak sunlight-hour electricity and reduce your energy costs by optimizing how and when energy is supplied from the utility grid.

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BlueSel Commercial Solar closely follows the technology and system pricing in this space and believes that improving battery technology and resulting system cost reductions now make this solution viable – and financially advantageous – for many commercial and institutional settings. We already partner with leading suppliers of these new technologies and have the engineering expertise to design and deploy these systems today.

The Financial Benefits of Battery Storage

Save Money on Your Utility Bill:

♦ For Every Kilowatt-Hour Used

Solar energy systems with commercial-scale battery storage reduce the need for utility grid electricity during non-productive solar hours – saving on the utility bill for kWh (kilowatt-hours) used.

For business and institutions with high electric bills, this can make the economics for large-scale solar systems on buildings, car parks, ground mounted systems (or any combination of these) very attractive.

♦ By Reducing the Demand Charge

Many businesses with high electricity use see a significant portion of their utility bill charged as “Demand Charges”. Using their own solar electricity reduces the charges for kWh used — but does not effect their demand charges. This is because Demand Charges are based on a measured “Peak Load” which is then applied to all of the electricity used during the billing period.

Solar energy systems with integrated battery storage and real time control software can significantly lower the “peak load” measurements that utilities use to calculate the Demand Charge portion of power bill. (See the Diagram below)

Solar Energy with Battery Storage

Battery Storage Increases Control of Peak Energy Usage
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Get Access to Specific Storage Related Incentives

New integrated solar power and battery btorage installations benefit from Federal Investment Tax Credits (ITC) and, in some states, there are also additional incentive benefits for installations on buildings, car-ports, or for ground-mount arrays connected to a commercial building that is connected to the grid. The incentives reduce the investment payback period and high-performance arrays take advantage of incentives based on the amount of solar power production.

Let BlueSel Commercial Solar analyze your commercial or institutional property and see if Solar with Battery Storage would be financially advantageous for you.

Full Turnkey EPC Services

Engineering ♦ Procurement ♦ Construction

BlueSel Commercial Solar provides complete EPC services for projects we develop. These collaborations leverage the professionalism and competencies of BlueSel Commercial Solar to help our clients complete large projects effectively and on time. Our dedication to Massachusetts and Rhode Island solar power projects also means we bring speed to the every step in the scope of work, from design, to permitting, to execution.

If you are in the market for EPC services or want to know more about our project development services, visit our page at the link below.

We Support Customers in Many Industries

Where do you fit and how can we help?

BlueSel Commercial Solar hospitality project example

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.