Insights from King Energy

View some of our favorite projects, read Frequently Asked Questions, enjoy interviews with industry leaders, and explore our blog for industry topics of interest.

Our Featured Projects

Case Studies

King Energy manages energy programs at commercial properties across North America, serving almost 4 Million square feet of tenant space.

Pismo Coast Plaza – Pismo Beach, CA

117,000

Property size (Sq. ft)

350

kW of Solar Capacity

32

# of Tenants

567,000

kWh of energy generated annually

Oak Park Plaza – Arroyo Grande, CA

82,000

Property size (Sq. ft)

250

kW of Solar Capacity

7

# of Tenants

411,000

kWh of energy generated annually

Acorn Plaza – Santa Maria, CA

65,000

Property size (Sq. ft)

243

kW of Solar Capacity

18

# of Tenants

410,000

kWh of energy generated annually

Jefferson Plaza – West Sacramento, CA

37,000

Property size (Sq. ft)

112

kW of Solar Capacity

10

# of Tenants

165,000

kWh of energy generated annually

Los Osos Shopping Center – Los Osos, CA

102,000

Property size (Sq. ft)

250

kW of Solar Capacity

20

# of Tenants

415,000

kWh of energy generated annually

King Energy in Conversation

Interviews with Industry Experts

Rob Hymes: Designing an Electrified Future With Solar, Storage, and EV Charging

The renewables space has always been a purpose-driven field. Led by passionate individuals looking to redistribute energy, increase independence, and create a sustainable future, the industry is driven by innovation and ideals. Only recently have those goals aligned...

Charging Success: Powering EV Growth with InCharge Energy COO, Terry O’Day

Renewable resources and policy has always had an interconnected relationship. Strong policies support the growth of renewable energy, while the adoption of renewable energy helps achieve the environmental goals set in public policy. It’s a mutually beneficial...

Quantifying Impact with ESG Strategy Consultant Cliff Brown

It’s no secret that sustainability or ESG considerations are becoming increasingly important in the corporate and investment world. But these criteria, otherwise known as environmental, social, and governance, are more than just ethical concerns, they are also...

Quantifying Impact with ESG Strategy Consultant Cliff Brown

It’s no secret that sustainability or ESG considerations are becoming increasingly important in the corporate and investment world. But these criteria, otherwise known as environmental, social, and governance, are more than just ethical concerns, they are also...

Commercial Roofing, the Customer-Centric Way

Much of the excitement for the increasing availability and efficiency of commercial rooftop solar emphasizes the latter half—the solar part. But there is no rooftop solar without the roof, and that’s Bill Pegnato’s specialty. Bill, the CEO of Pegnato Roof Intelligence...

Topics of Interest

Our Blog

Increasing Commercial Property Income with Community Solar

Increasing Commercial Property Income with Community Solar

As a commercial property owner, it’s your goal to get a return on your investment. You’re likely doing everything possible: keeping units filled, marketing the building, running operations smoothly, and more. At times, it might seem like you’re maxing out your earning...

Our Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the goal of King Energy?

Our objective is to provide a solar solution for commercial properties that is financially beneficial to both the property owner and to the tenants.

How does the King Energy model work?

King Energy delivers a no-cost turnkey solar solution, handling all investment, installation and ongoing maintenance. We pay rent to the property owner and offer discounted energy to tenants, so everyone benefits financially without capital investment.

As a property owner, why should I care?

Activating your roof to add to your rent roll improves your cap rate, increases the value of your building and puts more money in your pocket – all without capital investment.

Adopting renewable energy is a high priority to a growing portion of tenants and consumers. Providing renewable energy to your tenants makes your building more attractive.



What is the impact on my roof?

On flat roofs, current solar racking technology allows solar panels to be installed with minimal penetrations and a low impact on the roof. Existing roof warranties will not be affected. In many cases solar panels can significantly increase the lifespan of a roof and reduce building temperature by providing coverage from the elements and lessening direct sunlight.

What happens if the roof leaks?

Our solar panels can be easily moved to make repairs.

What happens if I sell the building?

Our lease is transferred to the new owner just like any other tenant.

What happens if I need to replace the roof entirely?

We will temporarily remove the solar program while the roof is being replaced, as part of our standard lease.

What if I have a new tenant that needs to add venting or an HVAC unit?

Our standard lease allows for our solar panels to be adjusted to accommodate these kinds of structural changes to the roof.

What will my tenants think?

They’ll like it!  Solar energy is a benefit you are offering them at no cost to you (or to them). They get clean energy and a lower electric bill.

What if I need to tear down the building?

We provide buyout options as a standard term in the event of a tear down.

How is a tenant’s energy usage tracked?

King Energy’s software tracks energy consumption by tenants. We provide web-based and paper statements that clearly show energy used from the solar program and from the power grid, as well as the savings generated from using solar energy.

Why has no one else done this?

Arranging financing for these types of projects is hard.  Historically, lenders require a guarantee from the building owner or from a large, creditworthy tenant. King Energy does not require a guarantee from anyone.

Is this program something that my lenders will approve?

Yes, our lease documents are similar to other roof leases – such as what you might see from a cell tower provider.

What types of properties are a fit for King Energy?

Commercial and industrial properties with five or more tenants and at least 10,000 square feet of available roof space are a good fit for our program.