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IPS Solar hosts Solar Power Hour at Surly Brewery

IPS Solar hosted another great networking event at Surly Brewery. With over 70 in attendance our Chief Development Officer Eric Pasi and fellow sales team member Andy Stahlman presented on the benefits of solar in the commercial real estate space.

Eric and Andy talked about building owner challenges and how to speak to each one of those while going going the growing benefits to commercial solar as well as how to secure solar financing.  

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We had a great Q&A session afterward and many of those in attendance said they enjoyed the beer and food while networking with those in commercial real estate and energy.

IPS Solar was very grateful to all that attended and committed to provide clean, affordable energy to their community.

Contact us today if you’d like to be part of our next Surly event on February 22, 2018.

Green Line Portfolio Ribbon Cutting

We had a beautiful day to cut the ribbon and commission 1 MW of commercial rooftop solar in St. Paul. With St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman on hand, IPS Solar, Xcel Energy, and building owners alike joined in the celebration of the largest solar project in St. Paul to date. 

After touring the 4 buildings in the Green Line Portfolio, we held a reception in the beautiful space that is University Enterprise Labs. After some brief remarks from the parties involved, we capped it off by enjoying some drinks and apps with our guests and media. 

Thanks to everyone who attended and please join us for our next solar celebration. 

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Manufacturing & Industrial Properties Help Power Twin Cities With Community Solar

Originally published by Building Owners and Managers Association
Written by Steve Oman 

 

Imagine a time lapse flyover of the Twin Cities Metro area during the last 3 years. In addition to all the new construction, it would showcase an ever-increasing number of rooftop solar installations. You would see solar installations on shopping centers, such as Ridgedale Mall, big box retailers, such as Target or Kohl’s, and on more and more large manufacturing, industrial warehouses or Public Works buildings.

Many of these recent solar investments are driven by increasingly attractive economics, but also sustainability goals and supply chain mandates. Industrial manufacturers, for example, have large rooftops that can help significantly reduce operational expenses and also meet green initiatives pushed down the supply chain from procurement managers or consumers.  Despite the ever-growing number of large industrial, e-commerce and distribution warehouses built in the last five years, many of them inside the Twin Cities urban core, very few currently have a rooftop solar installation.

So why hasn’t rooftop solar caught on with large e-commerce and distribution warehouses and large industrial properties, especially those located within that “last mile”? Many property owners have looked at solar in the past, mostly from a cash purchase perspective.

 

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