Commercial

Windfree works with commercial operations to help meet an organization’s sustainability goals and offset their energy use. Our turnkey renewable energy generation systems help businesses insulate themselves from utility increases that may have great impacts on their bottom line. These systems also help a business lower its carbon footprint. System sizes have ranged from 10kW to upwards of 300 kW solar systems. Several clients have augmented their solar installations with small wind turbines and electric vehicle charging stations.

 

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Field's Volvo

Northfield, IL

 

Vertical Vain Wind Turbines form a spinning garden with a small ground mounted solar array.  The roof of the dealership houses a 35,000 watt solar system to offset electric use.

The LEED Certified building uses 35% less energy than a normal building of it’s size.

 

Solar System Size: 36.4kW

Wind System Size: 6kW

Annual Energy Production: 55,120kWh

Annual Cost Savings: $6,690

Annual Co2 Reduction: 38.2 Tons

 

Lakeline Delivery

 

Businesses see great value in going solar. The benefits include marketing opportunities to clients, employee engagement, meeting client’s requests to meet certain “green” standards, and strong financial returns. The featured project is a good example of a business making their roof become an asset.

 

Solar System Size: 34.4 kW

Annual Energy Production: 45,465 kWh

Annual CO2 Reduction: 31 Tons

Annual Cost Savings: $5,465

Planting Trees per Year: 1,250 Trees

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AGRI Business

 

The four featured projects make up 84,600 watts of solar. The roof and ground mount systems help to offset operating expenses and qualified for various incentives that made these systems profitable quickly.

 

Locations include: Dananda Farm, 7 Oaks Farm, Drucker Farm, Midwest Ground Cover

 

Solar System Size: 84.6 kW

Annual Energy Production: 110,000 kWh

Annual Cost Savings: $13,350

Annual CO2 Reduction: 77 Tons

Planting Trees per Year: 3,076 Trees

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1st Equity Bank 

Skokie, IL

 

The 45,000 watt project covers nearly half of the building’s surface. The system produces nearly 60,000 kWh of electricity a year, which offsets over $7,200 in energy costs.

 

Solar System Size: 45 kW

Annual Energy Production: 59,850 kWh

Annual Cost Savings: $7,260

Annual Co2 Reduction: 41 Tons

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Ashley Furniture

 

This featured solar installation is a very common roof mounted system, which can be installed on multiple business rooftops. This project has a very strong financial return on investment while showing customers a commitment to making a positive impact.

 

Solar System Size: 25.3 kW

Annual Energy Production: 33,650 kWh

Annual Co2 Reduction: 23 Tons

Annual Cost Savings: $4,100

Planting Trees per Year: 919 trees

Projects Not Featured

 

  • US Marine Corps Base, Terre Haute, IN

  • US Marine Corps Base, Chicago, IL

  • Dundee Police Headquarters, West Dundee, IL

  • Shir Hadash Synagogue, Wheeling, IL

 

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