FAQ

1) How would you define SES?

Sustainable Energy Solutions, Inc. (SES) is an energy Value Added Reseller offering Combined Heat and Power (CHP), or cogeneration engines, energy procurement management services and Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) as the best way to embrace basic energy concerns of the small, midsized organization.

2) What type of Services do you offer ?
Our services include:

  • Market analysis solutions to access and evaluate your current situation.
  • Discounted cash flow and payback financial analyses coupled with on-going monitoring to measure success of cost reduction efforts
  • Getting energy savings to finance your CHP projects
  • Explaining deregulation’s impact on you and the opportunities you have.
  • Project management
  • Financial benefits analysis and engineering confirmation of your projects
  • Availability of technical experts

3) What is a Solar Panel made of?

A Solar Panel consists of solar or photovoltaic cells made of silicon, a material used for its special property to converts sunlight – photons – into electricity. Those cells are basically semi-conductors that absorb portion of light when it strikes it. The way it works is the electrons flow creating current, and with the available electric field on the PV will help generate Voltage (Current + Electric Field = Voltage/Power). Solar cells nowadays can absorb about 25% of solar radiation.

4) How do you find the proper orientation for the Solar Panels?

In order to absorb the maximum amount of energy year-round, the Photovoltaic inclination should be equal to the area’s latitude

5) What is EMIS?

Electrical watt-hour or similar sub meters have long been available as a means for the facility owner/operator to measure energy usage within their facility. Under regulated tariff structures, the information obtained from a sub meter may not, however, be used to bill for electricity. Information from the meter was typically manually read directly from the meter face. The use of microprocessor-driven meters that utilize data capture and storage has also been available, but due principally to reasons of cost, have been limited to heavy industrial use where the quantity of energy metered, relative to the per-point cost, has been acceptable. For the smaller facility, the cost of such systems has been out of reach.

The advent of powerful, but low cost, digital meters coupled with low cost database and software platforms connected within the facility through optical, hardwire or wireless means, and between facilities through hardwire, wireless or Internet is the basis of present-generation EMIS.

6) What Are The Principal Benefits?

The most immediate benefit of EMIS is its ability to track electrical consumption in real time and over any period of the system user’s choosing. Any single meter can provide profiles that can then be compared against other periods of time. An analyst can identify abnormal consumption patterns.