Are commercial solar panels worth it? Solar is a proven technology for commercial, industrial and agricultural business, as California is the nation’s largest market for rooftop solar. As electricity costs increase, solar adoption rates for both commercial and residential sectors continue to rise.
Since 2011, the price of solar panels have fallen by roughly 90% as global solar deployment has increased by over 400% – this includes commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential solar installations. Facing inflation and rising energy costs, demand for commercial solar is high as competitive businesses look to this sustainable, cost-effective solution to offset electricity costs.
The technology used in residential solar panels and commercial solar panels are very similar, the difference between the two is that commercial solar utilizes “Tier 1″ panels and inverters rated for the expected heightened demand. This larger scale and scope brings in more layers of complexity to an already complicated permitting process.
More businesses are accessing the hidden potential right above them by installing rooftop commercial solar panel racking systems to offset their demand. By significantly reducing already costly electricity bills, a commercial-grade solar panel system for commercial, industrial or agricultural businesses can quickly pay itself off in 3-5 years.
Residential projects typically last a few weeks, technical issues are more easily identifiable and solved quickly.
Commercial solar systems can take a few months to a year to complete due to different circumstances during design, permitting and construction. Every building is unique, requiring our team of engineers and project managers to identify the most optimal solution when implementing our design.
This longer timeline requires more patience when dealing with potential bumps along the way, but creates more significant savings by offsetting higher electricity bills.
Commercial solar systems have higher initial costs, but lower cost per watt. Economies of scale allow EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) companies like Revel Energy to save on the bulk costs of buying commercial-grade solar panels, mounting systems, inverters and energy storage systems.
Commercial, industrial and agricultural business throughout California have accessed the benefits provided by solar panels, realizing the financial worth and value that come along with achieving sustainability goals.
Solar requires the appropriate infrastructure for grid-interconnection and commercial systems require much more transmission capacity compared to smaller residential systems. These required upgrades are important considerations that we account for and are key in appropriately permitting and commissioning a commercial solar system.
Commercial solar is worth the price, worth the time investment, and worth the effort that it takes to get panels onto the roof of your business to reduce reliance on the utility. If your business can take advantage of the lucrative incentives, like the solar investment tax credit, the high return on investment and short payback periods quickly generates positive cash flow.
We’ve helped many commercial, industrial and agricultural businesses like farms throughout California nearly eliminate their electricity bills with commercial solar, enabling them to invest those savings back into the company. Contact us today to learn how much your business can save.
Commercial grade rooftop solar is ideal for: manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, industrial, retail, hospitality buildings and more with over 10,000 sq. ft. rooftops.
Free standing carport solar generates added solar power for properties with limited rooftop space. Added benefits include shading and protection for employees vehicles.
Crucial for reducing peak demand charges. Automated to supply electricity when your panels won’t. Energy storage is ideal for businesses that incur significant peak charges.
As the popularity of electric vehicles increase, so does the demand for on-site charging. This sustainable amenity has become a parking lot fixture for competitive employers.
Corporate Business Park in Irvine, CA has created significant electricity cost savings through commercial solar installed across the 5-building business park.
See how this CPA firm saved on electricity and gained valuable tax credits through commercial solar that they used to keep cash in the businesses.
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