“There is a misconception that solar energy is expensive and that it is only available in extremely sunny climates,” said Van Cleef. “But the truth is, solar panels can be installed anywhere that sunlight is available."
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 21, 2010
Thomas Van Cleef today announced the launch of Shine On Solar Solutions, a renewable energy development firm offering the best in high performance commercial grade solar energy solutions to local businesses, schools and government organizations.
“Shine On Solar Solutions was created to help organizations take advantage of solar energy with no upfront capital management,” said Thomas Van Cleef, founder and managing director of Shine On Solar Solutions. “As demand and rates for electricity continue to soar, we help organizations develop solar power plants to generate energy, control costs, and maximize their bottom line.”
Shine On Solar Solutions offers a unique combination of solar energy services including design and development management, financial modeling and risk analysis, project construction, and Renewable Energy Credit (REC) services, among others.
The company offers Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) as a long-term financing solution for businesses interested in solar energy without the capital investment. The PPA works by 1) enlisting a third party developer to own, operate and maintain the solar energy system and 2) enlisting a business, school or government to host the solar energy system on its property and purchase the system’s electric output. Shine On Solar Solutions manages the entire process, allowing the customer to benefit from financial gains from tax credits and income generated by the sale of REC credits.
“There is a misconception that solar energy is expensive and that it is only available in extremely sunny climates,” said Van Cleef. “But the truth is, solar panels can be installed anywhere that sunlight is available – even in Ohio where we average 4.1 hours of sunlight per day – and it’s likely affordable.”
Solar energy does not pollute and is 100 percent renewable, allowing organizations to reduce their carbon footprint and save on energy costs, Van Cleef noted.
“Solar energy is efficient, sustainable and attainable, and it is the responsible decision every organization should make,” said Van Cleef. “Shine On Solar Solutions understands which solar energy solution will work best for any organization, quickly turning renewable energy ideas into a green cost-saving reality.”
Prior to founding Shine On Solar Solutions, Van Cleef served as co-founder and managing director of a fast growing leading provider of renewable energy where he was responsible for sales and marketing, and led the company to sign the first PPA in Ohio for the City of Worthington.
About Shine On Solar Solutions
Shine On Solar Solutions is a Columbus, Ohio-based renewable energy development firm committed to providing comprehensive solar energy systems to sophisticated businesses, schools and government organizations interested in renewable energy. Thomas Van Cleef, founder of Shine On Solar Solutions, offers more than 25 years of business and industry experience and is credited with pioneering the first Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in Ohio. Visit http://www.shineonsolarsolutions.com for more information.