As the market grows, solar customers often do not know how much money they are saving or if the system is performing as expected. Sage Energy Consulting is looking to change that with a new suite of asset management services to supplement their existing energy planning and project management services. These new services include quantitative savings analysis, utility tariff optimization, solar performance management, renewable energy credit (REC) management, existing solar inspections, and O&M subcontractor management.
These new offerings will help solar stakeholders justify the expense of going solar by:
- Delivering quantitative analysis of energy and financial savings
- Maximizing savings through performance optimization and utility tariff analysis
- Providing independent oversight of third-party solar providers
- Bringing additional revenue through previously untapped RECs
Katie Crider will oversee the new asset management line of services, bringing her extensive experience maximizing the performance of distributed generation and small utility-scale solar projects to the Sage team. Prior to joining Sage at the end of 2020, Crider was the Director of Asset Management at Onyx Renewable Partners, where she managed more than 225 distributed generation solar projects in 15 states.
“As the solar and energy storage industry continues to grow, there are new players entering the market every day,” offered Crider. “Sage has an established reputation as a trusted strategic partner in the planning and development of modern energy systems that include solar, energy storage and EVs. It makes sense for us to deliver proactive asset management services on behalf of our current and future clients, so they can benefit from more informed decision making and maximize the return on their investment.”
To date, Sage has managed more than $2 billion of clean energy projects nationwide, including for over 100 school districts.
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