Solar Panels for Business
Every year, more and more business owners are now looking to keep their profits high by making a long term investment with a Commercial Solar Power System. 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.
Whether you’re running a small business or an enormous corporation we believe generating your own power is well worth the money but it’s not for everyone. So, before you start with a solar panel installation make sure you know the features, benefits and long term value of having a Commercial solar system.
The Benefits of Solar Panels for Businesses
- Clean, renewable energy
- Lower utility bills
- Reduced reliance on your electric company and their rates
- Long-term source of electricity
- Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
- Accelerated depreciation (MACRS)
- Reliable and maintenance-free energy source
- Eco-friendly, supports a green business approach
- Appeals to environmentally-conscious consumers
- Possibility of installing solar panel carports
- Step towards LEED certification
Solar panels can add value to your business as well. First, they will increase your appeal to eco-friendly consumers. If you know a lot of consumers in your area who make buying decisions based on companies’ environmental responsibility, consider using your switch to solar energy as a marketing tool.
In addition, you could create solar panel carports that offer shade and protection to customers’ cars. If you transform some of those parking spots into electric car charging stations, you could attract customers with electric cars as well.
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
- 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
How Much Could Your Business Save with Solar?
As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to decrease your company’s costs and increase its revenue. Solar energy provides an excellent way to achieve these goals while also decreasing your impact on the environment.
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.
Keep in mind that 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 you will enjoy significant savings that will grow exponentially over time. The higher the cost of electricity goes the greater the savings you’ll see by switching to solar energy.
Once we know the specifics of your business, we can tell you how much a solar system will benefit your bottom line in the years to come. We can also help you explore the different methods you can use to reduce the costs of a solar system.
Ready to generate your own Commercial solar electricity?
Choosing to invest in solar is a great choice and with Solar Brothers you will be able to enjoy the freedom of choice that comes along with it. Here at Solar Brothers we have over 20 years of experience and all the solar options under one roof.
Unlike most solar installation companies we offer a open-source approach to our customers. This means you have more hardware and finance options when it comes to solar power working for you. We can provide everything for from an off grid solar panel system, solar powered battery backup system to backup Battery upgrades for existing systems that can replace having a commercial backup generator.
With all these options you’ll always get an honest opinion and we have design consultants on call to keep your solar panel installation simple. They can design a system for you or help you choose the right panels, financing and design to match your goals without ever sending a sales person to your Business.