The Business Case for Solar

FAQ

  • We have very cloudy weather, solar can't really work, can it?

    Foresight will collect and consolidate all of your utility bills (electric, natural gas, water) onto our web based dashboard. Foresight compiles the data into simple, singular monthly reports in order to quickly educate you on how your building(s) is performing. Historical performance is compared with current performance normalizing consumption, cost, weather, and number of billing days.

  • How much energy does a typical solar panel produce?

    Foresight is the singular platform for your organization to track and share a variety of sustainability metrics. From recycling and composting, to VOC’s of air emissions, Foresight makes it easy to measure and manage the aspects of your organization that impact the broader community. With Foresight, you can seamlessly share your sustainability reports with clients, vendors, suppliers, team members, and shareholders.

  • Does my facility use all the energy I produce or can I sell some of it back to the utility?

    Foresight is an Energy Star Partner and automatically integrates with Portfolio Manager, the EPA’s online energy management and tracking tool. After benchmarking your building, some buildings will be eligible to receive a 1-100 Energy Star Score. Buildings with an Energy Star Score of 75 or greater may apply for the Energy Star Certificate.

  • What type of roof does my building need to accommodate solar panels?

    In addition to your utility bills, Foresight allows the storage of any document of your choosing as it relates to energy and sustainability management. Does your organization currently have internal spreadsheets, Word docs, and PDFs that you use to track various metrics? With Foresight, you can easily house it all in one place and turn your de-centralized data into meaningful information.

  • What is PPA or VPPA?

    In addition to your utility bills, Foresight allows the storage of any document of your choosing as it relates to energy and sustainability management. Does your organization currently have internal spreadsheets, Word docs, and PDFs that you use to track various metrics? With Foresight, you can easily house it all in one place and turn your de-centralized data into meaningful information.