Everything you wanted to know about Solar in Commercial Real Estate... But were too afraid to ask!

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Everything you wanted to know about Solar in Commercial Real Estate... But were too afraid to ask!

In February 2020, Compass Energy Consulting's President, Jonathan Cheszes, delivered a presentation to Triovest Realty Advisors Inc. entitled "Everything You Wanted to Know About Solar PV in Commercial Real Estate... But were too afraid to ask!"

The goal of the presentation was to educate Property Managers to the benefits and financial gains of integrating solar generation into their real estate assets they manage. The presentation covered topics including:

  • Solar's effect on the value of Real Estate
  • Solar PV power system components
  • Technical and structural requirements (including roof specifications)
  • Recent advances in solar technology
  • Solar panel cost reductions and sources
  • Net Metering and how to utilize it
  • Financial analysis with expected returns and paybacks.

The presentation is packed with great information and is available for download. Just click the button below:


If you have any further questions about solar in commercial real estate, or any other industry, don't hesitate to reach out and contact us.

We want to thank Triovest for hosting the webinar and for their contribution to making the presentation a  success.


Triovest is a fully integrated commercial real estate advisory and capital firm with 9 corporate offices Canada-wide, over 500 employees, a $10+ Billion portfolio across 380 properties, and $2 Billion in development. Triovest is recognized as an entrepreneurial leader in institutional real estate driving superior returns by combining local intelligence with deep expertise.


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Compass makes renewable and clean energy a reality by providing expert and nuanced advice to decision makers. Over the last five years alone, they've supported the development of over 5,000 MW of clean renewable energy. Compass is devoted to the satisfaction of their clients by providing objective analysis on risks and rewards associated with renewable and clean energy installations. There's a reason that over 70% of our clients over the last three years have engaged with us on multiple assignments. Compass is your guide through regulation, strategy and engineering for all energy projects including Net Metering, Battery Storage and much more.