Are your solar modules recyclable?

We check that our suppliers have considered recyclability when we purchase solar modules for our customers’ projects. We use only modules with silicon solar cells; these are far more environmentally friends than thin film cells since they have no heavy metals.

Tier 1 solar modules typically produce energy for 30+ years. At their end-of-life, they can be recycled by speciality recycling companies such as PV Cycle and others. Modules made from silicon solar cells are made mostly of silicon, glass, and aluminum; these components are separated for re-use during the recycling process.

Why have a ground loop commissioned by a third party?

It is critical to have the system commissioned by a third party to ensure the system was installed per the engineer’s design. If it is improperly installed, identifying and assessing problems after installation will be very costly and difficult. This can be avoided with Melink‚Äôs third-party commissioning. We will ensure the ground loop is installed correctly by verifying borehole spacing, depth, grout thermal conductivity, and ensuring the system is flushed of debris and purged of air.

What type of financing is available?

Melink can help you determine the financing option that is best for your situation. Typical financing solutions are third-party financing and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). We will pursue a more creative financing method if necessary.

K-12 schools are eligible for HB-264 and Certificates of Participation Financing.

For more information on PACE financing, visit http://www.pacenation.us/about-pace/