Prepared For Professor Francis Tobienne

Client Based Project 2009
Client: Harvest Solar Includes: A redesigned six page sales insert and brochure

Team Green Eggs & Ham Chales Piercey Melissa Taylor Jenna Valenti Haley Webber

WANT TO HELP THE ENVIORNMENT AND YOUR WALLET?

WE CAN HELP.
Harvest Solar was founded on the simple goal to help make solar power an economical and practical energy source for Florida homeowners and businesses. It’s obvious that consumers are tired of paying ridiculous electric bills and we often hear people say that they think that solar power sounds smart, after all it is the Sunshine State, but think that it’s just too expensive. We are actively working to dispel this myth about solar power. With the number of government incentives available, Harvest Solar’s excellent pricing and superior products along with our home/business energy evaluation, solar power is a viable option. Our approach to sustainable energy conversion is comprehensive. Solar power in conjunction with solar hot water as well as often minor weatherization/energy efficiency upgrades can virtually eliminate your dependence on the electric grid system.

http://www.harvestsolarinc.com • info@harvestsolarinc.com

THE SOLAR POWER DIFFERENCE.
Solar Power is a rewarding investment both environmentally and financially.
THE HARVEST SOLAR INC. EXPERIENCE
Harvest Solar Inc. provides quality solar and renewable energy solutions. We prepare detailed site evaluations, system design, FSEC submittals, permitting and coordination, construction and commissioning appropriate to each system we deliver. Harvest Solar’s dedicated team has over 20 years of energy efficient residential and commercial construction and energy systems experience. We are members of multiple organizations including staff who are LEED AP through the US Green Building Council. Our team includes licensed master electricians, roofers, electrical, mechanical and structural engineers and certified building contractors. We traveled the United States searching for the best solar panel, rack systems and inverter manufacturers available. We wanted it all – the latest technology, made in the USA, reliability and quality.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
CLEAN AND RENEWABLE - Solar Power is West Florida’s best renewable energy option. SELF SUFFICIENT – Stop relying on the power company and the grid system.

FINANCIAL BENEFITS
SAVINGS ON YOUR MONTHLY BILLS – Experience substantial savings on your power bill and hedge against future power company rate hikes. RETURN ON INVESTMENT – Due to recent manufacturer price decreases as well as rebates, solar power system’s can pay for themselves in as little as two years. REBATES – Get your share of our government’s bailout funds (incredible incentives are still available) PROPERTY VALUE - Added value and equity to your home or business VIRTUALLY MAINTENANCE FREE – no moving parts and solar panels include a 25 year manufacturer’s warranty
http://www.harvestsolarinc.com • info@harvestsolarinc.com

ENVIORMENTAL BENEFITS

CLEAN AND RENEWABLE: A GREENER ENVIRONMENT
GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION - Imagine installing a large solar system on your home and knowing that you just reduced the world’s greenhouse gases by as much as 40,000,000 pounds! Take it a step further and imagine that if the installation and convenience of your system inspires three of your neighbors to add systems to their homes and you have caused the collective reduction of 160 million pounds of greenhouse gas! LOCAL INSTALLERS – We are not flying people in from Seattle, Washington to install these systems. The closer the trade partner, the greener the project and we want it green. THE POWER COMPANY – As more and more people install solar on their homes, the power companies become more and more interested in getting actively involved with the process. As they feel the loss of revenue their commitment to this technology will be forced to increase. As they replace the segment of power production generated by burning coal our planet’s sustainability will increase dramatically. EVERGREEN SOLAR’S CONTRIBUTIONS - Harvest Solar utilizes solar panels from Evergreen Solar. Evergreen not only produces one of the highest quality crystalline silicon panels available but it also has the smallest carbon footprint. Recently Evergreen launched a pilot project that eliminated cardboard from its shipping process and replaced it with reusable plastic corners. RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES (REC’s) - We include a “minimeter” in our installation process. This meter allows you to record how much power your system has produced over time. Each Watt of renewable energy has an intrinsic value that can be sold even though you are still consuming the power. Companies / programs will become available that will purchase these “credits” from you, providing you with added income. http://www.harvestsolarinc.com • info@harvestsolarinc.com

FINANCIAL BENEFITS

AFFORDABLE: MORE GREEN IN YOUR WALLET
RETURN ON INVESTMENT AND MONTHLY SAVINGS - For the next several months, Florida is providing a tremendous opportunity to those interested in owning a Solar Power system. State and Federal rebates combine to return your initial investment in as little as two years. FEDERAL REBATES – As of the 2009 Federal Tax Returns, the government offers a 30% tax rebate with no cap on the cost of a solar power system and/or a solar hot water heater. If necessary, the rebates can be carried over to subsequent years. STATE REBATES – Through June 30, 2010, the state of Florida is offering a $4/Watt rebate on your qualified solar power system (up to $20,000 for residential systems) There is also a $500 rebate for solar hot water heaters. POWER COMPANY INCENTIVES – Different power companies such as Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Progress Energy offer additional rebates for qualifying systems. PROPERTY VALUE – Your home’s value is substantially increased by the installation of a solar power system. Due to recent changes in Florida law, your county property appraiser cannot increase your home’s appraised value as a result of the system installation. http://www.harvestsolarinc.com • info@harvestsolarinc.com

INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE

HOW IS HARVEST SOLAR INC. DIFFERENT?
INNOVATIVE INSTALLATION It is paramount that we preserve the overall integrity of the structure when making any additions to your home or business. Therefore, we take extreme measures to prevent water penetration. During installation, many contractors drill right through the roof overhang and simply caulk around the conduit hole. Our highly trained, experienced roofing professionals do not take these kinds of shortcuts.

INSTALLATION
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS - We at Harvest Solar have compiled a team whose ownership and installers are consummate construction and renewable energy professionals that have been trained to spend the additional time necessary to be sure that a job is done right the first time. We do not look for short cuts. All of our installers know that each job is carefully reviewed by ownership upon completion and any inferior workmanship is not tolerated.

MAINTENANCE
VIRTUALLY MAINTENANCE FREE – We’ve all heard the phrase “virtually maintenance free” and have varying beliefs about what that statement means. What that means for a solar system is that if you want, you never have to do anything to the solar panels ever again. They will typically survive thirty plus years on your roof and never require tuning or adjustment. We recommend cleaning the glass on the panels once a year so that you receive optimum quantities of electricity. When the glass is too dirty the panels can lose three to four percent of their efficiency. The only other potential replacement item is the inverter. Inverters typically have a lifespan of between 15 and 30 years. We are happy to include the cost of an inverter in your personalized financial analysis at your request.

http://www.harvestsolarinc.com • info@harvestsolarinc.com

MAKE THE CHANGE TODAY

HOW IS HARVEST SOLAR INC. DIFFERENT?
QUALITY, AMERICAN-MADE PRODUCTS ENGINEERED, FSEC APPROVED SYSTEM DESIGN COMPREHENSIVE REBATE ASSISTANCE “ONE-PRICE” ENGINEERED SYSTEM This is our best bottom line price for a standard 3 or 5 kW PV system coupled with a solar hot water heater. We believe we are the best price and value in the State of Florida and will not change a quoted price as many of our competitors do.

RESIDENTIAL PRICING
Harvest Solar will provide you a complete “one price” engineered solar power system to include the following components: • EverGreen® Solar Electric Photovoltaic (PV) Panels • Unirac® Mounting Hardware approved to your location’s hurricane rated wind specifications • Fronius® Pure Sine Wave Inverter, a/c-d/c disconnects, GFI and all safety protection • Lightning Arrestor • Engineered and FSEC Approved Electrical Drawings for your Individual system • Owner’s Manual S STANDARD PRICING 3kW Residential system (shingle roof) standard installation…………………………………………………………. $23,500 5kW Residential system (shingle roof) standard installation…………………………………………………………. $33,000 80 gallon Solar Hot Water Heater (by Solene)…… $ 4,900 COMPREHENSIVE REBATE ASSISTANCE Example for 5kW Residential: Price …………………………………………………………………… Anticipated Federal Rebate (30%)……………………… Anticipated State of Florida Rebate for solar power system …………………………. Balance of Cost to User $33,000 - $9,900 - $20,000 $3,100

Evergreen® is a registered trademark of EverGreen Solar Inc., Unirac® is a registered trademark of Unirac, Inc., Fronius® is a registered trademark of Fronius USA, Inc. Solene® is a registered trademark of We are not the manufacturer, we are a systems integrator. Pricing is subject to change without notice.

http://www.harvestsolarinc.com • info@harvestsolarinc.com

The Power of the Sun
SAVINGS – Experience substantial savings on your power bill and hedge against future power company rate hikes. RETURN ON INVESTMENT – Due to recent manufacturer price decreases as well as available rebates, solar power systems can pay for themselves in as little as two years. PROPERTY VALUE – Add value and equity to your home or business. LOW MAINTENANCE – No moving parts and solar panels include a 25 year manufacturer’s warranty. CLEAN AND RENEWABLE – Solar power is West Florida’s best renewable energy option. SELF-SUFFICIENT – Stop relying on the power company and the grid system.

Let us Introduce Ourselves!
Harvest Solar Inc. provides superior solar and renewable energy solutions. We prepare detailed site evaluations, system design, FSEC submittals, permitting and coordination, construction, and commissioning appropriate to each system we deliver. Harvest Solar’s dedicated team has over 20 years of energy efficient residential and commercial construction expertise along with energy systems experience. We are members of multiple organizations and we have staff on hand that are LEED AP certified through the U.S. Green Building Council. Our team includes licensed master electricians, roofers, mechanical and structural engineers, and certified building contractors.

Contact us at
We have traveled the U.S. searching for the best 813-367-7888 solar panel, rack systems and inverter manufacturers available. We wanted it all – the latest technology, or on the web at www.harvestsolarinc.com service that is a cut above our competitors and reliable products that are made in the USA.

Realize the power of the sunshine state

The Power of Incentives
RETURN ON INVESTMENT AND MONTHLY SAVINGS For the next several months, Florida is providing a tremendous opportunity to those interested in owning a solar power system. State and Federal rebates combine to return your initial investment in as little as two years. FEDERAL REBATES – As of the 2009 Federal Tax Returns, the government offers a 30% tax rebate with no cap on the cost of a solar power system and/or a solar hot water heater. If necessary, the rebates can be carried over to subsequent years. STATE REBATES – Through June 2010, the state of Florida is offering a $4/Watt rebate on your qualified solar power system (up to $20,000 for residential systems and up to $100,000 for commercial applications). There is also a $500 rebate for solar hot water heaters.

We Offer…
The Latest Technology
STRING RIBBON TECHNOLOGY - Evergreen Solar’s new ES-A Series feature String Ribbon™ solar panels are made with the latest generation of revolutionary wafer techno-logy. No other solar panels combine exceptional performance and industry-leading environmental credentials with the ability to be installed on virtually any roof and in the harsh Florida climate. AR GLASS – Anti-Reflective Glass allows 96% light transmittance and the AR coating prevents dirt build-up maximizing the panel’s performance. QUALITY INVERTERS – Sunny Boy SMA Inverters are high quality and the most widely sold line of inverters (63% of the market). GUARANTEED NAMEPLATE POWER – Many manufacturers utilize a +/- 5% when quoting their power rating. This means that a 200W panel will range from 190-210W. Evergreen Solar guarantees 0/+2.5% which means that Evergreen panels can range from 200-205W This is critical because the laws of physics determine that when panels are connected together each can only work as well as the lowest power panel in the system.

Available Products
5KW Evergreen/SMA/Unirac Power System * 3KW Evergreen/SMA/Unirac Power System * 80 Gallon Solene Solar Hot Water Heater TEMPERATURE RATING – determined by how much power a panel loses when it’s hot. Evergreen Panels are rated at 90% (at the top of the industry). Evergreen’s panels can produce up to 4% more power than other major manufacturers.

*Included in both Evergreen packages is a standard rack system designed for shingle roofs. Additional cost may be required for tile roofs or roofs that require orientation modifications. Second story roofs are additional.

POWER COMPANY INCENTIVES – Some power companies such as Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Progress Energy offer additional rebates for qualifying systems.

How It Works…
Solar panels silently convert light into electricity. They have no moving parts, require little maintenance and are designed to last for many years. Solar panels use the “photovoltaic effect”, discovered by Edmund Becquerel in 1839. Solar panels work best in direct sunshine, but they also work well even on cloudy days. Solar panels can supply a substantial proportion of the electricity needs of a typical household. Apart from reducing your utility electricity bill, homeowners can often sell any surplus electricity directly back to the utility at an attractive rate.

PROPERTY VALUE – Your property’s value is substantially increased by the installation of a solar power system. Due to recent changes in

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful

Master Your Semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Special offer for students: Only $4.99/month.

Master Your Semester with a Special Offer from Scribd & The New York Times

Cancel anytime.