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.
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
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
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
1st Equity Bank
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
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