As 2021 approaches, you might be considering resolutions to get the new year off to a productive start. TEP can help your business save energy, run a greener operation or just get back on track after an unpredictable 2020.
Here are five ways we can help you ring in the new year:
If you want to add solar energy without upfront costs or a long-term commitment, TEP allows businesses to buy clean, affordable solar energy through our TEP GoSolar Shares program.
Your business, school or nonprofit organization can buy as much locally generated solar power as you want, up to your total energy usage, from TEP’s local community-scale systems for a minimal cost. The power supply charge for your shares remains fixed for 20 years, offering an opportunity for long-term savings if energy costs increase. Customers can cancel at any time.
Charge your business
With electric vehicles expected to account for 10 percent of auto sales within five years, make it easier for employees and customers to charge up while at your location. TEP can help your business install on-site EV charging stations with our Smart EV Charging program.
Rebates can cover as much as 85 percent of the project costs for businesses, multi-family housing complexes, educational institutions and nonprofit agencies that purchase chargers.
Illuminate for less
An easy way to trim energy bills with minimal upfront costs is by installing energy-efficient lights. ENERGY STAR fixtures use up to 25 percent less energy and distribute light more efficiently and evenly than traditional lighting.
TEP is making it simple to purchase LED lights for commercial customers and local contractors by partnering with Arizona Commercial Lighting.
TEP provides rebates for a wide variety of upgrades and products – from window shades and power strips to refrigeration and motors – for businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations.
Depending on the size of your business or project, TEP can connect you with approved local contractors or provide experts to help you qualify for rebates or offset initial costs to carry out upgrades.
Because so many businesses have struggled financially since the start of the pandemic, TEP is providing resources to help. Here are some ways to get support:
- Find Pima County and City of Tucson assistance for local businesses and nonprofit groups. Funding through the CARES Act must be committed by Dec. 31.
- Reach out to our Customer Care team if you are having trouble paying your electric bills to find out about ways we can help at 520-623-7711. Learn more how we’re supporting our customers during the pandemic.