Renewable Power

Solar panel installation

Rising electricity costs, environmental concerns and energy security have governments, businesses and consumers looking for alternative ways to support their growing electricity demands while minimizing their cost. Renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal can provide clean sources of energy that do not deplete our natural resources. Technological advancements continue to improve the efficiency of these renewable sources while driving down their costs.

Wind Energy

Wind energy is the world's fastest growing electrical generation source and is forecasted to provide up to 20% of the nation's electricity by 2030. Wind energy, though, has its challenges – the source (wind) is unpredictable, the environmental conditions can be extreme, the location of the turbines can be remote and the cost of downtime can be considerable. Graybar has the product solutions and logistics services to support wind component manufacturing, large and small wind installations and wind maintenance. With our extensive experience in power management, distribution, reliability and safety, and our wide range of logistics solutions, we can help meet your wind objectives safely and reliably.

Solar Energy

Solar energy typically comes in two forms. Photovoltaic is for the creation of electricity and thermal is for the creation of heat. Photovoltaic energy may be on grid, connected to the utility grid or off-grid, providing standalone power. Demand for photovoltaic energy has grown an average of 20-25% over the last 20 years (Source: Solarbuzz.com). As environmental concerns increase and energy independence continues to grow in importance, the use of renewable energy sources such as solar will outpace the growth of non-renewable sources. Installing solar panels is just the first step in harnessing the sun's resources. Converting the sun into usable power while maintaining electrical distribution efficiency, reliability and safety requires the expertise and knowledge that Graybar has offered our customers for over 80 years. Whether your solar plans call for on-grid or off-grid solutions, Graybar can assist you with components and services that help enable solar success.

Logistics Services

Graybar has a long history of providing logistical services for our customers for both project and day-to-day maintenance needs. Our network of over 200 U.S.-based local and regional warehouses support our goal of providing you what you want, when you want it, every time. Additional services important to wind and solar projects include: