Inovateus Solar FAQs

/Inovateus Solar FAQs
Inovateus Solar FAQs 2017-02-03T13:42:38+00:00

GENERAL QUESTIONS

We are headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, home of Notre Dame University, but we have developed and built dozens of solar projects for businesses, governmental entities, utilities and other customers throughout the Midwest U.S., North America and the Caribbean, and are expanding into Central and South America. Please contact us for more information about your area.
Both! Inovateus is a solar developer and an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) integrator that finances and installs solar for schools, businesses, farms, municipal governments, utilities and rural electric cooperatives. Visit our solar project gallery for some examples.

We’re also a leading supplier of solar products to residential and commercial solar installers throughout the Midwest. And we have our own patented commercial rooftop mounting product, the Kanzo racking system.

At this time, we only install solar for businesses, schools, farms, government entities and utilities, but we’re happy to refer you to one of our certified residential solar partners in your area. Just fill out this form.
We’re always seeking great supply partners. Please contact us, and we’ll set up a time to discuss how we can work together.

FOR BUSINESSES, GOVERNMENT AND AGRICULTURE

The cost to install a solar system on a commercial business depends on many factors, including the size of your solar energy system, location, current solar incentives available, utility rates, type of solar financing, and energy usage.

Inovateus can give you a comprehensive evaluation that’s tailored to your business. In many cases, we can also finance your commercial or government solar system at no upfront cost. Contact us for a free solar quote for your company.

Yes. As a solar developer and EPC, Inovateus works with banks and other institutions that can finance projects through capital loans, solar power purchase agreements (solar PPAs), solar leases and other government loan programs that may be available in your area. Read our finance page for more information about the programs available to you.
Your business, farm, school, nonprofit or municipality may qualify for several local and federal tax programs as well as grants. The most common commercial tax incentive is the 30% investment tax credit (ITC). Contact us to find out if your facility is eligible for the 30% ITC and other available subsidies.
The length of time can vary from a few months to a year once construction gets underway. The time it takes to complete a solar installation and connect it to the grid largely depends on the size of your solar installation, the type of installation, the time it takes code inspectors to approve the system, the time it takes utilities to interconnect the system and other factors. For example, rooftop, ground-mounted and carport installations all have different design and construction requirements and complexities.
Absolutely. Inovateus has built solar carports for businesses, government, schools and hotels. We can also integrate EV charging stations. Contact us for more information.
It’s possible, but only if you’ve also installed an energy storage system. In general, most commercial solar installations are grid-tied without energy storage. Therefore, because of utility worker safety regulations, solar electric systems without any storage backup system will automatically shut off with a grid outage, even if the sun is out.

If you require emergency backup capabilities for your facility or would like to reduce utility demand charges, ask us about battery storage options tailored for your needs.

FOR UTILITIES, INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS AND ELECTRIC CO-OPS

Yes. Inovateus has studied the current requirements for complying with the CPP, and we’re here to help. Contact us to speak with one of our CPP experts about how solar can help you meet your CO2 reduction requirements.
Yes. As a utility-scale solar developer and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm, Inovateus has several financing partners that offer financing options for multimegawatt-size solar projects throughout the United States. Contact us to speak to one of our utility finance experts.
Inovateus has installed utility-scale solar PV systems ranging in size from 500 KWDC to more than 20 MWDC throughout the United States, with new projects in the works that will exceed 50 MWDC. View some examples in our utility solar project profiles.
While Inovateus is headquartered in South Bend, our solar EPC and development services reach is national. We have also completed solar, energy storage and microgrid projects in the Caribbean.
Yes. We have several Inovateus staff members who are NABCEP certified, and we also work with partners who are NABCEP certified.

FOR RESIDENTIAL SOLAR INSTALLERS

Inovateus is the Midwest’s one-stop solar shop for modules, inverters, racking systems and other high-quality solar products delivered to your business or job site. Here’s a list of some of our solar products. For pricing and our full online catalog, please register to become a certified Inovateus solar partner.
Yes! We schedule solar installer trainings throughout the year with our solar supply partners. Just register to become a certified Inovateus partner, and we’ll email you about our upcoming trainings. Some of our trainings can help you earn NABCEP credits as well.
Inovateus delivers solar products throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean, but we offer extra support and trainings to solar installers within the Midwest. Learn more about all of our design, permitting, and engineering services for our solar installer partners.