Every year, more and more companies capitalize on the opportunities presented by solar energy. Whether you’re running a small business or an enormous corporation, we encourage you to explore the benefits of solar panels for businesses. By investing in the free, plentiful energy provided by the sun, you can greatly reduce your electricity bills and reap the rewards for years to come.
The average commercial property owner spends about $1,950 per month on electricity costs. After installing a solar panel system, these property owners lower their electric bills to about $500 per month, reducing the cost by approximately 75 percent (source). Over the lifetime of the solar system, the total savings equal an average of $587,377. Depending on the size of your business and the extent of your electricity usage, you might enjoy even greater savings.
In addition, electricity rates have continued to rise over the past decade, and as a consumer, you have very little control over the rates your utility company charges. If you choose to shift to solar energy, which has rapidly decreased in cost over time, you will enjoy significant savings. The higher the cost of electricity in your state, the greater the savings you’ll see by switching to solar energy.
The Benefits of Solar Panels for Businesses
While many business owners focus on the financial advantages of a solar panel system, this technology offers an added variety of benefits. You may want to consider investing in solar energy for your business for the following reasons:
- Clean, renewable energy
- Lower utility bills
- Reduced reliance on your electric company and their rates
- Long-term source of electricity
- Government Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
- Business Write-Offs in Accelerated Depreciation
- Reliable and maintenance-free energy source
- Eco-friendly, supports a LEED certified business approach
- Appeals to environmentally-conscious consumers
- Possibility of installing solar panel carports
When Does Solar Make Sense?
While solar panels offer a lot of financial and environmental advantages, they don’t make sense for every business. Generally businesses with the following features can benefit most from the installation of solar panels:
- Businesses with lots of lighting
- Businesses with many air conditioning units
- Businesses operating during peak electrical rates
- Greenhouses, plant nurseries, and cannabis grow operations
- Buildings that house computer servers
- Buildings with refrigeration units, such as grocery stores
- Gyms and warehouses with lots of roof space
- Businesses that own large parking lots
We can install solar panels on roofs of existing buildings, mount solar panels on the ground, or create solar carports for businesses.
ROI Is Easier Than You Think
Solar Brothers works with businesses of all sizes and budgets. Our goal is saving your business money and providing you with the most open-source buying experience in the country. We can wholesale hardware, design solar systems and install solar on your commercial buildings throughout the nation. Our commercial installation crew has over 20 years of experience and are fantastic to work with so you can be confident in the ROI of your project.
How We Do Business
Our approach to solar panels for commercial buildings is simple. Instead of passing on the soft costs to you, our team uses state-of the-art solar design software. We take hard data from your utility bills and combine them with irradiance mapping and HD imagery from Google to create a custom virtual 3D model of your project. From there we measure the year-round photon penetration from the sun and present you with an incredibly efficient solar design without incurring extra soft costs. We know with our experience as a leading solar energy business, using world class design software and tier one quality hardware, our customers are getting the best value.
Get started today! Schedule a call with our knowledgeable team and we are happy to provide you with a free estimate. If you have any questions about how solar panels will work with your business, please schedule a consultation or give us a call at 726-999-0299.