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What is your method for placing solar panels?

Lumen examines a build's shading, walkways, and setbacks to optimize solar panel placement for maximum profit.

Lumen examines a build's shading, walkways, and setbacks to optimize solar panel placement for maximum profit.

ESG
Solar
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Glossary

Financial metrics glossary

Common terms and abbreviations helpful for navigating the solar world.

Common terms and abbreviations helpful for navigating the solar world.

Solar
Investing
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FAQ

How does Lumen determine the optimal amount of solar for a building?

At the heart of Lumen Energy’s software is a highly-customizable financial model that is constantly updating alongside a range of disparate sources and data science models.

At the heart of Lumen Energy’s software is a highly-customizable financial model that is constantly updating alongside a range of disparate sources and data science models.

Solar
Clean Energy
Data
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Insights

Vicolo Wholesale goes solar with Lumen Energy

Vicolo Pizza got its start like many great businesses do, by providing a unique product that customers crave. In 1997, CEO Eric Mount and his team of pizza lovers began selling their signature Corn Meal Crust Pizza to gourmet supermarkets in the Bay Area. Today, their products are sold across the nation. As proponents of natural and organic ingredients, sustainability comes naturally for Vicolo Pizza. Eric was already familiar with solar energy after installing a system on his home. But as the leadership team began exploring their shared desire to generate clean, reliable energy, commercial solar was proving more challenging to navigate than a simple residential installation.

Vicolo Pizza got its start like many great businesses do, by providing a unique product that customers crave. In 1997, CEO Eric Mount and his team of pizza lovers began selling their signature Corn Meal Crust Pizza to gourmet supermarkets in the Bay Area. Today, their products are sold across the nation. As proponents of natural and organic ingredients, sustainability comes naturally for Vicolo Pizza. Eric was already familiar with solar energy after installing a system on his home. But as the leadership team began exploring their shared desire to generate clean, reliable energy, commercial solar was proving more challenging to navigate than a simple residential installation.

Solar
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Insights

The power of data: the value of connecting

Good decisions start with good data. Chances are, your utility has excellent data about your energy consumption. Most utilities take a meter reading every 15 minutes -- about 35,000 meter readings per year. With the right tools, that data paints a picture of the opportunities for facility-level energy savings. For solar, this data is pure gold because it tells us exactly when solar is making money for you, and how much. With this level of precision, we can fine tune the exact quantity of solar that will generate the best returns and see whether those returns would be enhanced by a battery.

Good decisions start with good data. Chances are, your utility has excellent data about your energy consumption. Most utilities take a meter reading every 15 minutes -- about 35,000 meter readings per year. With the right tools, that data paints a picture of the opportunities for facility-level energy savings. For solar, this data is pure gold because it tells us exactly when solar is making money for you, and how much. With this level of precision, we can fine tune the exact quantity of solar that will generate the best returns and see whether those returns would be enhanced by a battery.

Solar
Data
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Insights

Reduce your carbon emissions: renewable energy vs. energy efficiency upgrades

In a world united against man-made climate change, carbon emissions matter. In 2021, 18% of North American businesses report carbon emissions associated with their products and the B2B focus on the ‘greening’ of supply chains is accelerating. In fact, corporations are serious about their commitment to action, as evidenced by the 300 signatories behind an open letter calling on the US to do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. When deciding how to reduce the carbon emissions of your business, how can you make the greatest impact?

In a world united against man-made climate change, carbon emissions matter. In 2021, 18% of North American businesses report carbon emissions associated with their products and the B2B focus on the ‘greening’ of supply chains is accelerating. In fact, corporations are serious about their commitment to action, as evidenced by the 300 signatories behind an open letter calling on the US to do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. When deciding how to reduce the carbon emissions of your business, how can you make the greatest impact?

Clean Energy
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Insights

ESG is now good business

Environmental, Social, Governance, or ESG, is a measurement and reporting standard commonly used by investors to evaluate how responsibly a company earns its profits. The criteria were first introduced in a 2005 study examining the relevance of environmental, social, and governance factors to asset management and financial performance.

Environmental, Social, Governance, or ESG, is a measurement and reporting standard commonly used by investors to evaluate how responsibly a company earns its profits. The criteria were first introduced in a 2005 study examining the relevance of environmental, social, and governance factors to asset management and financial performance.

ESG
Investing
Government
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Insights

Clean energy mandates bring solar to the forefront

In a quest for clean energy, solar takes center stage. Today’s ambitious clean energy mandates are shaping the electrical grids of tomorrow. Throughout the United States, municipalities, corporations, and utilities are all pushing to break away from the yoke of fossil fuels by advancing efficiency and clean energy. Currently, studies show that one in three people live in a state or city that is dedicated to transitioning to a 100 percent emissions-free, renewable energy.

In a quest for clean energy, solar takes center stage. Today’s ambitious clean energy mandates are shaping the electrical grids of tomorrow. Throughout the United States, municipalities, corporations, and utilities are all pushing to break away from the yoke of fossil fuels by advancing efficiency and clean energy. Currently, studies show that one in three people live in a state or city that is dedicated to transitioning to a 100 percent emissions-free, renewable energy.

Government
Clean Energy
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Guide

ACT Bid Scoring: Process & Guidelines

The goal of this is to document the specific steps that Lumen Energy (LE) will take upon receiving ACT bids from EPC contractors to evaluate and score the bids submitted.

The goal of this is to document the specific steps that Lumen Energy (LE) will take upon receiving ACT bids from EPC contractors to evaluate and score the bids submitted.

EPC
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