Spotlight on a Solar Pro

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Spotlight on a Solar Pro

For December’s spotlight on a Solar Pro, Renu wanted to highlight someone who is praised by her coworkers and has a passion for everything solar. Not to mention, she was also our September’s Employee of the Month!

Lauren Boulware was born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She received her associates in Science. Since a little girl, Lauren always had a passion for the environment. 

When asked “How did you first get involved in solar?” Lauren stated “ I have always been into a clean environment! When I was a little girl, I would complain to my mom about dump trucks and 18 wheelers putting exhaust/pollution in the air. I’ve never been one to litter and I always cut my plastic!” 

As time went on, Lauren’s enthusiasm for the environment continued to grow. Which ultimately lead her to join Renu!

“ When I heard that Renu was hiring I was beyond interested in the position. Solar energy is something that I believe is helping our environment, no matter how little of impact, it’s a step in the right direction!”

Lauren stated when asked, “Why did you choose to work for Renu?”

Lauren has been a part of the Renu team since February of 2019. She has been honored with the title of top Inside Sales Women for several months now as well. Lauren is very much appreciated in the office with her positive attitude and love of helping individuals lower their electric bills for several years. 

“I try to be pretty dynamic in my role. I like to help our sales team wherever help is needed. I’m dedicated to my work and want to ultimately see Renu grow. I try to be supportive of the ASMs as well as the inside.”

What excites her the most about the renewable energy industry, is the growing advances in the technology sector. She stated “ It’s exciting to watch solar grow in my home state, SC. I’m super excited to witness batteries advance in technology. This one advancement in solar could change the entire way we power our homes!” 

Outside of work, Lauren’s biggest hobby is spending as much time possible with her daughter and creating countless memories. She also stated “I love being in the sun! Whether it’s from yard sailing, camping, river rafting. I’m a happy girl while as long as I am getting my solar rays!”

 

Read our feature on another solar professional: Frazier Spann, Solar Team Lead

Read another feature on a solar professional: Hannah Elliott, Operations Supervisor

Read about the experience of Austin Winecoff, Summer 2018 Solar Installation Intern

Read about our two summer 2018 operations interns, Jenny Nguyen and Sam Robbins

Read about Logan Peterson, our summer/fall 2018 Operations Department Intern

Read about Christina McClain, our Jr. Project Coordinator

Read about Jeff Stewart, our Director of Alternative Finance

Read about July’s Solar Pro- Matthew Culley

Read about  October’s Solar Pro Michael Westafer

Read about November’s Solar Pro Brandon Herman

Commercial solar energy systems are available for businesses of every size, and we’re ready to help you on your path toward powering your facility with renewable solar power.

From pharmacies to breweries, warehouses to animal hospitals, preschools to offices, farms to garden centers, even large industrial complexes – we have shown diverse commercial customers the benefits of solar and delivered solutions that work.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions About Solar for Your Home:

    How exactly does going solar and a solar system itself work?
    Solar energy begins with sunlight that hits the panels to produce energy that flows into your inverter, which converts the DC energy into Alternating Current (AC) electricity that can be used to power your home. This same energy is then consumed when powering your home’s light, appliances, gizmos, and gadgets. If you feel your home isn’t producing the energy that it needs, the utility will fill in the gaps. If you system produces more energy than needed, that energy will go to the grid and your utility will credit you for the unused power.
    How many solar panels do I need for my home?
    At Renu Energy Solutions we design our solar panel systems size based on three main factors. Roof-size/available space: When we look at the size of your roof and the space available, we gather data that tell us the maximum number of solar panels your home or site can hold and we even consider shading. We use a software “Suneye” which takes a 360 picture of your roof and we use this photo to determine if your home is a good candidate for solar. Energy Usage: When we determine energy usage we look at your past electrical bills from over the course of a year to make sure your system isn’t too big or too small. Your Budget: We take your budget seriously and most importantly, we want you to be satisfied with our services. We take your feedback on how much you want to spend so that we can size your system appropriately.
    What is solar net-metering?
    Net-metering is a type of utility policy that controls how your system is connected to the grid and how you are credited for the solar energy you produce.
    Does Duke Energy offer net-metering?
    Yes! Both Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress territories in NC offer net-metering when your homes goes solar. If you are interested in net-metering, no worries. Our team will guide you through the process as certain utilities have a different application procedure.
    Curious about the cost of a home solar system?
    When our clients ask this question, we immediately tell Tham about the federal tax credit that comes with going solar. The Federal tax credit for going solar is 26% in 2020. For example, if the total cost of you system was $22,000, when you subtract 26% you are then left with a %16,280 solar system. There is not set price for a home going solar as there are many factors that contribute to the total cost. The price of a solar home can range from $10k to $100k based on the size of your roof, energy usage, aesthetic preferences, and of course, budget.

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