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CALCULATORS

HOW MUCH WOULD I SAVE ON MY ELECTRIC BILLS?

Our CALCULATORS section helps answer this question and many more related to your investment.

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2 TYPES OF CALCULATORS

Perform estimate of savings and investment metrics within minutes. 

Input actual data and perform precise calculations of all metrics. Requires past 12 months of electric bills.

CALCULATOR COMPONENTS

Purpose

  • Project annual energy (kWh) and demand (kW) consumption
  • Calculate energy rate ($ per kWh) and demand rate ($ per kW per month) charged by utility and/or ESCO
  • Determine if solar viable option given annual kWh and rate $ per kWh

Bill Analysis

Methodology

  • Watch tutorial video to see how electric bills are generally structured
  • Enter data in bill analysis form using past 12 months of bills to account for seasonality

System Sizing

Purpose

  • Size solar system to annual kWh consumption
  • Understand basic drivers of system layout

Physical factors: available ground or roof space, shading from trees or equipment, system orientation/latitude on earth

Methodology

  • Follow links to our tools
  • Use Google maps to measure distance and surface area
  • Use DoE's PV Watts calculator

Savings Analysis

Purpose

  • Perform precise savings calculation, taking into account demand and fixed charges
  • Use as a driver in investment payback calculation

Methodology

  • Using IPPsolar' s proprietary calculator

Investment Analysis

Purpose

  • Calculate payback time
  • Estimate total tax benefits
  • Project annual cash flows
  • Run sensitivity analysis

Methodology

  • Project parameter input and outputs standardized for analysis in multiple states
  • Key investment metrics to be generated for analysis

Important: Knowledge of the incentive structure for each location is required for accurate analysis. Our support team can help you navigate through the incentive landscape. 

Charts

Purpose

  • Visual representation of key consumption drivers such as monthly kWh or monthly kW
  • Visual representation of key investment parameters such as cumulative cash flows

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