Solar for Your Business
Commercial solar applications break down to Business, Non-Profit and Agricultural. Solar is often used to reduce both the service cost or the amount of power you buy but will also help reduce demand charges if those peak demands are during the day and if you have a rate that this applies. There are many different rate plans so a through process of collecting use and rate information is necessary. We can go through this and analyze how solar would work for your commercial/nonprofit or agricultural application. The same 30% Federal tax credit applies to business as well as depreciation on the equipment helping make solar great for a major business expense: power. There are funding sources that will provide what is termed a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) or a lease that will simplify the process of going solar so that your business is simply paying less for power, even for a non-profit organization.
Business use of solar can cover small commercial like stores or businesses up to large corporations or manufacturing facilities. It can be for non-profits like churches or schools. Often solar can utilize large expanses of roof areas or used on new car ports to provide shade and power to parking areas that are open and hot.
Agricultural use of solar primarily consists for powering pumping or large refrigeration units. It can also be to power processing for wineries or hulling operations. Anywhere that is a high use of electricity, solar can make sense at today cost and utility rates in most cases.
Car ports can be constructed in parking lots to use the large areas of exposure and provide the dual advantage of shaded parking and no roof issues. We work with specialty construction companies that handle all aspects of the site construction, permits and inspections. We install the solar on these structures and do all the electrical work.