Commercial Solar Panels
Every day, businesses are discovering how much of a sensible investment Commercial Solar Panels are the future of a business. With uncertain and rising energy costs, self-sufficient solar panels are perfect for buffering your business against increasing energy bills. If the initial investment of having solar panels is standing in the way of you embarking on the path to energy independence, don’t let that stop you because solar companies have now developed a financial model with no initial up-front investment required.
It’s a great time to join the thousands of business both large and smaill throughout the US who are sheltering themselves from the rising cost of energy bills by using solar panel installation and enjoying reduced energy bills. This combined with the benefits of clean energy for the environment makes solar all together win-win choice for you.
Since the year 2000, commercial electrical prices have increased approximately 38%. By using solar electricity on your rooftop, this typically lowers your current electrical bill and it also protects you from future increases.
Electric Rates Increase an Average of approximately 5% a Year
A solar company can provide you with a free solar installation with a financial arrangement that’s called a “Power Purchase Agreement.” Under this agreement your business pays a monthly bill for all of the solar power that it uses. Since the use of solar power significantly reduces your electricity bill, the two combined bills will typically result in having a lower monthly energy cost. This agreement will provide a fixed rate for the electricity used so that your business will less likely to experience future rate increases as the result of volatile fossil fuel rates. Purchasing Commercial Solar Panels is another option that we can discuss with you.
Services That Are Provided By a Solar Company
Besides providing free Commercial Solar Panels and installation, a solar company will provide ordinary maintenance at cost and they’ll insure that if a component should fail they will detect the problem and replace it. They will also monitor the performance of your panels. If there is any drop in performance from shading due to tree trimming being required or cleaning of your panels, however, this would be the responsibility of the property owner. If there’s any drop due to the failure of your panel components, the solar company would provide any necessary maintenance at its cost. Since solar panels have no moving parts, maintenance is generally very minimal.
Multiple Family to Government Buildings Qualify
Almost any type of company or organization is eligible to install solar. Here’s a list showing examples of various companies and organizations which have already installed solar at their location:
Multiple Family — Southern California Presbyterian Homes, Fresno, California
Business – Toyota, Lancaster, California
Agriculture – Yates Mushroom Company, West Grove, Pennsylvania
Houses of Worship — Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California
Utility District — Tualatin Valley Water District, Beaverton, Oregon
Military — Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii
Schools — DesertMountainHigh School, Scottsdale, Arizona
Locations Qualifying for Commercial Solar Panels
In the following states, solar panels can be installed for businesses without any upfront investment:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Washington D.C.
Along with the states in the southern latitudes, businesses in the northern latitudes states of Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey are greatly benefiting by generating solar energy. New Jersey was actually the second largest market in the US for solar panel installations in the third quarter of 2011.
The suitability of your building for solar power will depend on how much sun your roof gets along with the amount of your monthly electric bill. The more sun exposure and the higher the amount of your utility bill, the more likely it is that solar will pay off for you. If you’d like to find out more about if your building is suitable for a solar installation, you can give us a call. We’ll be able to locate your property on a satellite photo and then determine the sun exposure. We can also calculate the solar potential of your building based on the cost of your current utility bills.
For more information about Commercial Solar Panels, please give us a call and we can recommend a solar company in your area.