Distributed Generation

Energy Conservation Measures and Distributed Generation of renewable energies is a major part of our energy future. Technologies and deployment are growing at a rate of 7.2% annually, and expected to be a $4 billion industry by 2012. Currently, industrial countries generate most of their electricity in large centralized facilities, such as fossil fuel, nuclear, or hydropower plants. These plants have excellent economies of scale, but usually transmit electricity long distances and can have a significant effect on the environment. While centralized large-scale production of renewable energy, such as solar and wind are important, we face many challenges in the production and distribution of these intermittent and sometimes remote applications. Distributed Generation, also called on-site generation or decentralized generation, allows users to capitalize on renewable energy, reduce the environmental impact of typical energy production, reduce one’s energy demand and allow the user to invest in their energy future.

On-site power generation systems can lower costs, improve energy security and reliability, lower overall carbon emissions and add emergency backup or peak demand power. For commercial, municipal, institutional and industrial operations, off-grid power and distributed generation powered by renewable fuel sources offer opportunities to gain energy independence, Renewable Energy Credits and other certifications that can be monetized to increase ROI. As an energy services company (ESCO), SBE can analyze energy needs and develop, operate and maintain on-site distributed generation systems. Our non biased analysis allows us to design and procure the best solutions available. We solve capital cost problems with energy saving performance contracts that use lower utility bills to provide capital for facility development