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How it Works

Our Solution

integrates the following component technologies and capabilities into packaged solutions that provide our customers with cleaner, cheaper and more resilient energy:

Cogeneration

These highly efficient natural gas engines provide reliable and flexible power generation.

Solar PV

Maximizes the use of on-site 100% renewable energy source.

Battery Storage

Combined with the solar PV, this allows you to maximize the impact of on-site renewables.

Absorption Chilling

When cooling is applicable, recycled heat from gas generation powers system.

Desiccant Dehumidification

When dehumidification is applicable, recycled heat from gas generation powers the system.

Utility Integrated Controls

These work with the grid during normal operations, and power critical loads during outages.

Remote Monitoring

This web/mobile enabled remote monitoring system provides transparency to our users and engineers and reduces ongoing maintenance costs.

Service / Maintenance

Ongoing service and maintenance are typically included in pricing. This also includes monthly servicing and inspections.

Optional: For our Indoor Agriculture customers, stimulate additional plant growth with clean CO2 fertilization from our systems treated exhaust.

Purchasing Options

Capital Sale

Under this structure, the customer pays upfront and owns the asset outright. While it requires a large up-front expenditure, this allows customers to maximize their return on investment.

Energy Service Agreement

Under this structure the customer is able to capture savings with no up-front costs. SMS builds the project, retains ownership, operates and maintains the assets, then charges the customer a fee for offsetting grid electricity.

Our Process

STEP 01
Weeks 1-2

Desktop Feasibility Analysis

This is how the SMS team evaluates the feasibility of integrating our solution into a customer’s facility. In order to accomplish this, the customer must deliver energy data either in the form of utility bills — the last 12 months is ideal — for an existing facility or energy use projections for a new build (if no projections exist, SMS can help). Following our analysis, SMS will deliver and present a high-level analysis of the financial and technical impacts of our solution.
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STEP 02
Weeks 2-3

On-Site Energy Audit

SMS representatives will do a half-day visit to your facility to inspect various components of the facility’s existing energy system and may request approval to install temporary energy meters.

STEP 03
Weeks 4-6

Formal Project Proposal

At this stage, the SMS team will have gone through and confirmed or disqualified assumptions made during the Desktop Feasibility Analysis and On-site Energy Audit, and will have a thorough understanding of a customer’s facility and energy usage. As such, this proposal will include formalized terms for the customer’s evaluation in deciding to move forward or not.

STEP 04
Weeks 6-11

Project Finance Permitting, and Interconnection

STEP 05
And Beyond

Installing and Commissioning

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