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WHY SHOULD I INSTALL A SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS ON MY BUSINESS?
Return on investment: With the federal tax credit available on rebates and a five year accelerated depreciation of the system value, the return on investments of a large solar power systems has never been better. Typical ROI's are 5-8 years. With our financial analysis tools, we can help determine the ROI of a solar power system on your business.
Stabilize your power costs: With utility rates rising every year, a solar power system can stabilize your power costs. After the system has paid for itself, you are producing free power, lowering the costs of the remaining power you buy from the utility.
Green Marketing: There's no better way to shoe your customers that your business cares about the planet than by installing a grid-tie solar system. Many costumers state the fact that their business is solar powered in all their marketing literature and communications. You can talk about your business minimizing it's carbon footprint. If your business is not too power hungry, you can actually become carbon neutral with a solar power system that offsets your carbon footprint 100%.
Time for a new roof: There's no better time to install solar power system that when you are putting on a new roof. You can drastically lower the cost of your system by using your roofing contractor to install the solar array supports on your underlying building structure. They will seal the support with your facilities staff or a local electrician. Then it's easy to install all the array on the support with your facilities staff or a local electrician.
how does commercial solar work?
- Solar panels are mounted on a roof structure or on the grounds of the commercial facility, or are used as the roof structure over a parking lot.
- The power created by sunlight on solar cells is sent to a device called an inverter which converts the DC power levels, from 2.5 KW to 250 KW, tailored to meet the requirements of any commercial application. Single phase and three phase products, with line voltage auto detection, are designed to minimize power loss during the conversion process. Passive cooling eliminates the needs for fans, reducing maintenance costs. 10 years parts labour warranties are standard for inverters; 20 - 25 years warranties are standard for solar panels.
- Power travels from the inverter to the electrical service panel at the breaker box, where it is distributed to electrical loads throughout the facility.
- Excess power produces by the solar panels flows into the grid through your electric meter, causing your meter to run backwards and gaining your business a credit with the utility company.
-Net metering is an agreement between you and your utility company. The agreement states that the utility company will credit your accounts for excess electricity produced and fed into the utility grid.
-If you install a time-of-use-meter, you may be credited for power at different rates peak or off peak rates. Rates depend on the time of day, day of the week, and month of the year. Peak periods are usually weekday summer afternoon. When you send power to the utility grid during peak power times, you may receive credit at the higher peak rate. When you draw on your credit at off-peak times, you will be debited at off-peak rates.