Why partner with GEM Energy for solar?
Solar Power World has ranked GEM Energy in the top 150 on the 2022 Solar Power World Contractors list and in the top 30 of 2022 Solar Developers. As a NABCEP certified installer, we have developed solar projects in multiple states: Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, New York. GEM Energy is a participating commercial/industrial contractor for NYSERDA in New York and an approved Illinois Power Agency vendor and contractor. Our turn-key solar development means we manage everything from incentives, funding/financing, and permitting through design/build and interconnection to ongoing maintenance.
GEM Energy’s process focuses on a best-in-class, automated installation system to produce the lowest cost solar solutions. Customers range from utilities, municipalities, commercial businesses, and manufacturing to higher education. By selecting well-integrated technologies, we design a specific, optimal solution based on the electrical usage and demand capacity of your specific business.
Significant energy savings with no or low upfront capital
With solar, your business, university or municipality can achieve significant savings on electricity costs over the life of your system. Typical project payback is 5-10 years and after-tax returns for solar can be 15-25 percent. Let us show you how a lease or solar power purchase agreement (PPA) can reduce your total cost of operations with little or no out-of-pocket capital.
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) federal legislation expands incentives for Solar
Signed into law in 2022, the IRA significantly expands the incentives and improves the economics of solar for businesses and non-profit organizations.
- The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is now 30%. With additional incentives available, this credit can increase up to 50%. Ask us how!
- Provisions under the IRA allow municipalities, educational and other non-profit organizations with a solar project to receive the equipment amount of their IRA tax credit as a direct payment from the federal government. (Learn more about the IRA here).
Ohio businesses interested in exploring how incentives can make solar and battery storage affordable and increase energy resiliency while lowering utility spend can find more information here. Take a photo of the QR code to the left and visit our Ohio-specific solar landing page.
Rick Payeff, formerly of the Toledo Zoo, explains why solar provides a hedge on future energy costs:
With substantial proven experience, RLG has completed projects spanning a variety of provided services and solutions.
Penta Career Center - First of its kind solar for Ohio career/technical schools
2.1 MW array providing nearly 60% of the school's electricity
Private/public partnership comes together with Overland Industrial Park solar project
Overland Industrial Park solar
RLG supports fast-track expansion for First Solar PGT2
New 1.1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility completed in just 12 months
GEM Energy designed and built the 4MW array at Rotor Clip manufacturing facility
Solar energy powers Rotor Clip of New Jersey
Capstone Turbine C1000 provides electricity and steam to VA medical center
System's efficiency is saving $370,000 annually for the medical center
Ohio Northern University (ONU) Solar
3 MW field solar array on 12 acres of land owned by ONU
Washtenaw Community College Combined Cooling, Heat and Power Plant
Dual microturbine system provides year-round savings
Utility Solar Projects Design/Build
GEM Energy builds six arrays for two different utility companies
ProMedica Wildwood Hospital Combined Heat and Power Plant
Energy solution for 227,000 sq. ft. facility
President Container Group Solar Array Design/Build
2 MW array powers entire production center
Owens Corning Headquarters Carport Solar Array Design/Build
Largest solar carport in midwestern United States
DTE Energy Solar Array Design/Build
750 kW array demonstrates commitment to renewables