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Battery Backup | Grid Independence | Reduce Your Electric Bill | Avoid Power Outages

Sonnen Battery Backup Energy Systems
Sonnen Battery Backup

 

BAM Superior Solutions now offers Sonnen Battery Storage Systems

Battery Backup When Needed

Grid Independence

Reduce Your Electric Bill

Avoid Power Outages

All In One System vs Others

Pairs Perfect With Solar

 

Contact BAM for additional information and to purchase Sonnen battery systems.

BAM Superior Solutions website (bamsuperiorsolutions.com)

jimi@bamsuperiorsolutions.com | 480.580.5980

7+ Reasons Renewable Energy Should Power Your Home, Business and Buildings

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Renewable Energy vs. ?
  1. Lower Electric Bills – adding a solar system, with or without a battery storage system, can drastically lower your electric bills and even eliminate them altogether if sized properly.
  2. Amazing Return on Investment (ROI) – solar panels produce electricity from the most reliable source of energy – the Sun.  Solar systems continue to produce electricity for decades often paying for themselves many times over.
  3. Prevent Energy Price Increases – utility companies have historically raised the price they charge for electricity from the grid.  Once the system is paid for, the electricity produced is free and protected from price increases.
  4. Increase Property Value and Marketability – studies show that solar systems add value to properties and owners are more than recovering their costs when they sell.  Also, properties are selling quicker with solar systems than properties without.
  5. Freedom to Choose Where Your Energy Comes From – you finally have a choice and can determine if you want your energy coming from clean, affordable, sustainable, sources like solar and wind – or from unsafe, environmentally harmful sources.
  6. Support Local Economy and Environment – the solar industry is rapidly increasing and adding jobs in your area from energy produced locally.
  7. It’s Sexy – It just is.
  8. It’s the Right Thing To Do! – Take Action Today by contacting us below to get additional information unique to your situation.

Thank You!

Contact BAM for additional information and to purchase Sonnen battery systems.

BAM Superior Solutions website (bamsuperiorsolutions.com)

jimi@bamsuperiorsolutions.com | 480.580.5980

 

Direct email:  bam@jimiholt.com

We Now Have Battery Storage and Back-up Systems Available. Pair with or without Solar.

Battery Energy Storage and Battery Back-up Systems Benefits and Value Added:

Sonnen living room unit
Sonnen Battery System
  • Reduce Utility Costs
  • Avoid Utility Grid Power Outages
  • Energy Independence
  • Reliable Off Grid Power
  • Avoid Utility Rate Hikes & High Electricity Costs
  • Optimize Solar System Performance
  • Reduce Carbon Footprint
  • Disaster Resistant

    Sonnen Battery Unit
    Sonnen Battery Unit

What makes Sonnen Battery System different than the others?

  • We Have Them Available NOW
  • All-In-One System
  • Can go completely Off Grid
  • Sleek Design, Quiet, Safe, Small Footprint, Secure
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Fully Automated, Built-In Weather Forecasting, Self Learning Energy Management Software
  • 10 Year Warranty (10,000 Cycles)
  • 100% Depth of Discharge

    Sonnen report
    Sonnen Monitoring System
  • Partnered with SONY
  • Great Paired with Solar
  • No Maintenance, Worry Free
  • Multiple Sizes and Stackable
  • Quick Installation

Contact BAM for additional information and to purchase Sonnen battery systems.

BAM Superior Solutions website (bamsuperiorsolutions.com)

jimi@bamsuperiorsolutions.com | 480.580.5980

Commercial Solar Market is a Big Topic for President Obama and other World Leaders at COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris

Leaders from around the world have gathered in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), with the goal of negotiating a binding, universal agreement on measures to reduce human-caused climate change.  

Obama visiting Solar Farm

These world leaders will try to build consensus on measures to bring Earth’s temperatures down to 3.6 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Though it won’t be easy, the assembled business leaders, policymakers and heads of state believe it’s critical to the survival of the planet that these actions be embraced by every country. While we can’t predict what the outcome of these negotiations will be, it’s clear the United States must lead on this issue—and that’s where you can act for your business, no matter what happens at COP 21.

Untapped Market

According to expert estimates, the U.S. has approximately 50 billion square feet of commercial rooftop space, about 25 percent of which is suitable for solar installations. If you assume a production capacity of around 10 watts per square foot, those commercial rooftops could produce nearly 125 GW of clean power—nearly seven times what’s currently installed in the entire U.S.

A commercial rooftop is defined as a rooftop that’s not on a residence; in other words, the definition covers markets that you wouldn’t traditionally think of as commercial. For example, solar serves retailers, farmers, hospitality, businesses, office complexes, hospitals, warehouses, government and schools—and that’s not even a complete list.

Leading national consumers of commercial solar like Apple, Google, IKEA and Walmart have already realized that solar installations reduce utility bills and cut carbon emissions, and they’ve invested heavily in putting solar arrays on buildings throughout their operations.

So how much can your business make a difference in terms of carbon reductions if you install solar panels? That answer depends on many factors, but let’s be clear: Every reduction in carbon-based energy counts for our planet. For the sake of simplicity, here are three scenarios for three solar installations:

  • If you install a 1 MW solar array on the roof of your Southern California business, each year you’ll reduce carbon emissions that are the equivalent of 100,000 gallons of gas consumed or 963,000 pounds of coal burned.
  • A 750 kW system each year eliminates carbon emissions equivalent to 75,000 gallons of gas consumed or 722,000 pounds of coal burned.
  • A 500 kW system each year eliminates carbon emissions equivalent to 50,000 gallons of gas consumed or 481,000 pounds of coal burned.

(Calculations based on equivalence data from the Environmental Protection Agency)

Financial Savings

Putting a solar system on your business isn’t only about protecting the environment. After all, installing a solar system is a business investment and, like any other investment, you should expect a return. A solar installation could help you reduce your utility bills: the exact amount that you’ll be able to save will depend on a number of factors, including which utility serves you, its electricity rates and your business’ energy consumption. In addition, a commercial solar installation would serve as a powerful demonstration of your company’s commitment to sustainability and climate change.

The Bottom Line

As world leaders find common ground to break the international impasse on bringing human-induced climate change under control, let them know how serious you are about climate change by making a difference in your own company and local communities. Installing a solar array is a good first step to providing future generations with a livable planet.

7 Impressive Solar Energy Facts (+ charts)

7 impressive solar energy facts (+ charts)

by author:Zachary Shahan

How solar power has changed over the last 10 years

Solar power is in a tremendously different place today than it was in 10 years ago. Below are a handful of impressive stats about solar power’s growth, as well as some general stats about solar energy potential that are also quite noteworthy.

1. Even yearly energy potential from sunshine dwarfs total energy potential from any other source.

The annual energy potential from solar energy is 23,000 TWy. Energy potential from total recoverable reserves of coal is 900 TWy. For petroleum, it’s 240 TWy; and for natural gas, it’s 215 TWy. Wind energy’s yearly energy potential is 25–70 TWy.

[Source: A Fundamental Look at Energy Reserves for the Planet]

2. Approximately 66% of installed world solar PV power capacity has been installed in the past 2½ years.

Furthermore, total installed capacity is projected to double in the coming 2½ years.

[Source: GTM Research]

3. Global solar PV power capacity grew from about 2.2 GW in 2002 to 100 GW in 2012.

From 2007 to 2012, it grew 10 times over, from 10 GW to 100 GW.

[Source: Renewables 2013 Global Status Report]

4. There are now about 1.36 million jobs in the global solar PV industry.

There are also about 892,000 in the solar heating & cooling industry.

[Source: Renewables 2013 Global Status Report]

5. Germany accounted for nearly one third of global solar PV capacity at the end of 2012.

Italy (16%) and Germany (32%) combined accounted for nearly half of global solar PV capacity.

[Source: Renewables 2013 Global Status Report]

6. The price of solar PV panels dropped about 100 times over from 1977 to 2012.

Since 2008, the price of solar PV panels has dropped about 80%.

[Data Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance / Chart Source: Cost of Solar/Unknown]

7. The sunshine hitting Texas in one month contains more energy than all the oil and gas ever pumped out of the state.

Nonetheless, New Jersey has about 10 times more solar PV power capacity installed than the entire state of Texas.

[Data Source: SEIA / Image Source: 1Sun4All.com]

Those are some of the most impressive solar energy facts and charts I’ve seen, but please let us know if there are some big ones you think I’m missing.

Editor’s note: This is a guest post written by Zachary Shahan, editor of CleanTechnica and Planetsave. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of ABB or its employees.

Solar PV providing light and power to Los Angeles; Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach Graffiti Art Walls

Solar PV lighting system with Battery Back-up, Venice Beach, CA

If you’re paying attention to the skyline then you’ve seen solar pv arrays being used to provide clean, renewable energy popping up everywhere.  Many homeowners and business owners have made the switch from fossil fuels to solar power, but even the smallest of energy users (see photo left) are also making the move.

Solar Energy can be used anywhere on Earth the sun shines.  We use it to provide energy in remote locations where the ‘grid’ cannot reach as well as in ‘grid’ connected areas to help offset some of the utility company electrical demands.  A solar electric system in conjunction with battery back-up can produce clean, renewable energy throughout the day which can be distributed anytime, even during the utility companies peak charge times to save the most.  The solar lighting system installed at the Venice Beach Art Walls includes a battery back-up system at each light which allows the entire area to shine all night completely off the electrical grid.

Solar PV Array at Santa Monica Pier, California

Keep traveling a little farther north along the bike path and you’ll find the Santa Monica Pier.  Take a closer look (see pic below) and you’ll see a solar PV array helping push the roller coaster and ferris wheel along.  This solar system does not cover all the power required to run the Santa Monica Pier, however one of the many benefits of a solar system is it’s easily expandable.  As us about our proposal to take the Santa Monica Pier completely off the utility grid…

Feel free to email, or comment below should you have questions or opportunities to discuss.

Thanks for spreading the word,

Jimi Holt