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About Sy Richardson

Sy Richardson is one of the principals at Commercial Solar Design. He brings years of high level client interaction. He is an expert in strategic thinking, problem solving, negotiation and logistics. His first solar company was started in the 80s in Miami Fl where his company installed over 3,000 residential solar systems. In 2008 Mr. Richardson refocused on utility scale solar projects and has many connections in the industry. He founded Commercial Solar Design, a company focused solely on solar farm development projects. Sy is involved in all stages of the solar farm project life. He is also on the research and development team designing a cutting edge customer sited solar thermal electricity generation technology using helium in a closed loop to drive a turbine generator. He is currently designing a distributed urban solar farm smart grid implementation. He loves working with the Maine Island Trail Association, Sierra Club and other earth friendly organizations. He sits on the Solar Leaders Circle and the Climate Protection Campaign Stakeholders Wheel. He has a wealth of information regarding solar and industrial technical issues.

EternaTile Solar BIPV Roof Tiles available Fall 2014

Tweet INTRODUCTION The EternaTile 3-in-1 rooftop tiling system brings together premium roof coverings (slate, shake, cement tile, clay barrel tile, custom shapes, sizes and colors), insulation and integrated solar. With a Class “A” fire rating, 250+ MPH wind rating, Class … Continue reading

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solar farm business plan blueprint

Tweet If you are planning on starting a solar farm this is the perfect low cost guide to let you get started. The information included is worth many thousands and can be yours for only $34.95. The files included are … Continue reading

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Examining The Top Seven Benefits of a Smart Microgrid

Tweet There is a new way of thinking about smart grid design and construction referred to as a microgrid. A well designed microgrid produces enough energy to meet the power needs of the users within the microgrid. A microgrid can … Continue reading

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Commercial Solar Projects Enjoy Declining Prices

Tweet With the cost of rooftop solar systems declining many more commercial solar power systems will be installed. Tax rebates and subsidies have spurred many people to buy commercial solar systems. Commercial solar power rooftop installation in California is brisk … Continue reading

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Commercial Solar Panels Taxes and Rebates

Tweet Sample Commercial Solar Project Transaction – Please note that we focus on Commercial Solar Panel Systems from 75,000 watts (75kW) and up. We also provide pre-construction development for solar farm projects. Our unique blend of experience helps maximize commercial … Continue reading

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How To Begin Planning A Solar Energy Farm On Your Vacant Land

Finally, for those who have followed the above mentioned tips closely, you will have enough information to contact Commercial Solar Design about your project. You are setting out to “Climb a mountain”, and now you’ve begun! Continue reading

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Commercial Solar Design’s Landowner 20 MW Solar Farm Development Program

If you have been offered a solar farm lease on your land and are interested in learning more about the options for installing a solar farm on your vacant land you have a great place to begin with this overview. Continue reading

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Commercial Solar Design’s Landowner 3 MW Solar Farm Development Program

When the project funds the landowner receives his initial capital outlay back 2x. The land lease is negotiated at an attractive rate and the landowner receives an equity position in the project. The long term equity position is of great value but can also be negotiated as a onetime net present value buyout. Continue reading

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A Quick Article On The Present Day Status Of Solar Energy Farm Development Projects As They Relate To Utility Scale Solar

A new Solar Farm Project Co-Development Program provides solutions including; initial review through CUP (conditional use permit) approval, interconnection application, engineering, scoping & system impact, legal work, CASIO SGIP / LGIP PPA contract negotiations, overall venture management, construction financing, finance modeling, SPE formation, accounting & taxes and much more. Continue reading

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