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

117,340

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

82,220

Property size (Sq. ft)

250.3

kW of Solar Capacity

7

# of Tenants

411,000

kWh of energy generated annually

Acorn Plaza – Santa Maria, CA

64,849

Property size (Sq. ft)

243

kW of Solar Capacity

18

# of Tenants

410,000

kWh of energy generated annually

Jefferson Plaza – West Sacramento, CA

37,018

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

102,083

Property size (Sq. ft)

250.3

kW of Solar Capacity

20

# of Tenants

415,150

kWh of energy generated annually

King Energy in Conversation

Interviews with Industry Experts

Dave Riess, CEO and Co-Founder of Wunder Capital

In the Money: Finding a Future-Proof Strategy for CRE Solar Investment

Dave Riess, CEO and Co-Founder of Wunder, a leading provider of solar solutions for Commercial and Industrial properties, walked us through the strategies available to commercial real estate (CRE) owners to build a financially viable energy platform within their...

Topics of Interest

Our Blog

Increasing Tenant Satisfaction with Solar

Increasing Tenant Satisfaction with Solar

A commercial property is only as successful as its tenants — so how will a solar program affect the tenant experience? The good news is that with millions of commercial solar installations worldwide, positive tenant experiences are at an all time high.  In fact,...

OneBill™: The Industry’s Leading Consolidated Energy Bill

OneBill™: The Industry’s Leading Consolidated Energy Bill

When you fly into LAX and the plane is skimming over the rooftops of strip malls, office buildings, hospitals, and other large properties, you will notice there is hardly a solar panel in sight. Market trends are showing solar is profitable for property owners and a...

Top 5 Commercial Rooftop Solar Questions

Top 5 Commercial Rooftop Solar Questions

As a commercial property owner, your roof is one of the most important investments you make. So we understand the concern when asked to consider solar. The good news — solar is a mature industry with infrastructure in place across millions of projects worldwide,...

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.