Right Now, You Will Make Electrical Payments Forever

By going solar, you can save money and earn a return on your investment.
It is that simple.

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The Time to Switch to Commercial Solar Power
Is Now

You may have considered switching to solar panels for your business, but put off the decision, thinking the time wasn’t quite right. Or maybe you heard about Fortune 500 companies switching to solar power, but thought it might be risky for your business. Maybe it is on your to-do list, but other priorities have put it on the back burner.

There’s no time like the present to change that way of thinking. Look at your bottom line and the effect solar power would have on it, and join the ranks of smart businesses and organizations who have saved money by switching to commercial solar power. Businesses of all sizes can benefit from installing commercial solar panels.

Benefits of Commercial Solar Power

The conversion of the sun’s energy into electricity using photovoltaic cells has been around since the 1950s. But it has not been until recently that solar energy has become affordable for businesses because of increased solar panel efficiencies and government tax credits.

For example, POWERHOME worked with BENLEE Trailers in Romulus, Michigan, to install solar panels and a new roof on the company’s corporate headquarters. This array is expected to reduce BENLEE’s grid energy consumption by nearly 80% annually, allowing this roll-off trailer and lugger truck manufacturer to reduce its electric bill and make a positive impact on the environment. Watch the video to learn more!

IRR, Tax Credits and
Street Credit

Commercial projects can be a huge asset for your business, with IRRs ranging from 15% to 22%. Very few capital investments have returns this high. Federal tax credits can pay for 26% of your system, state tax credits or utility incentives can account for 15-20% of your system, and 100% bonus depreciation and possible government grants will lower your cost further. These things can save you between 30-60% on the cost of your system, depending on location.

Depending on your energy usage and the space that can be allocated for solar panels, our clients have seen:

  • Double-digit IRRs
  • System costs reduced by 30-60%
  • Future electric costs close to zero

Your customers want you to be green. Apple was among the companies shamed into not being green, and it built a solar farm in Maiden, NC as its response. A solar array on your roof not only makes a big impact on your bottom line, but it also makes a huge impact on your customers and gives your green initiatives the street cred they deserve.

Rooftop Commercial Solar Power

Make your roof work as hard as you do. It’s great for protection from the elements, but by switching to commercial solar panels, you can turn your roof into an electric generator.

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Benefits of Commercial Solar Rooftop Application

We include roof weatherproofing in our design because it is economically pointless to install a photovoltaic investment on an out-of-warranty or aging rooftop.
Fluid Applied Roofing systems can be used to ensure all roof penetrations are flashed watertight and warrantied for the life of the investment.
POWERHOME Commercial Solar uses reflective roofing technology to enhance PV cell energy production where appropriate to achieve the most efficient project energy production rates.
We design and deliver the most energy production per square foot of roof at the lowest Levelized Energy Cost (LEC).
PV racking is designed to be attached, when required, improving system life longevity and engineered to meet up to 165 mph wind zone criteria.
DC to AC inversion is typically designed in a distributed manner to decrease DC line losses and improve overall system production of AC power.
Rooftop commercial solar can turn your current roof maintenance costs into ones that pay for themselves via your renewable energy investment.

Ground-Mount Commercial Solar Power

If you don’t have enough space on your roof but have plenty of acreage, a ground-mount system can give you the ultimate in IRR. A ground-mounted system is installed in an open area and can be installed wherever conditions are best for solar energy generation. The panels are easily accessible for maintenance.

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Benefits of a Ground-Mounted Commercial Solar Application

Full civil engineering and earth moving capabilities are available. All geographies have the potential to be a base for solar investment.
Ground compaction testing and push/pull testing conducted as part of the complete project protocol.
Photovoltaic system designs to maximize solar production per acre of available land.
Complete geological surveys conducted as a baseline for the system design.
Custom designed racking systems to address any geographical and geological issues.
Pole mounted, ballasted and hybrid designs.

Commercial Solar Panel Carports

If a rooftop installation is not right for your business, and you don’t have a lot of acreage, you can always consider carport commercial solar panels. If you have a parking lot, that large asphalt area can provide a lot more than some parking spaces. Not only will you increase your ROI by generating electricity, you’ll also score some cool parking spots and provide weather shelter year round for employees and guests.

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Benefits of a Commercial Solar Carport Application

Energy efficient LED lighting packages available for nighttime use.
Complete design of foundations, framing structure and electrical layout included.
Completely engineered and certified from the geotechnical review to the final electrical plan.
Customizable designs for any configuration required.
Color and design options are available.

Commercial Solar Panels

We use Tier-1 monocrystalline panels that provide greater efficiency and aesthetics for your business. Commercial solar power uses larger solar panels that are 360 watts and have 72 cells. As with our residential solar panels, we use American-made materials and products.

Our commercial solar panels feature:
  • Advanced Technology
  • Unrivaled Performance
  • Superior Aesthetics
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Interested in Finding out How Your Business
Can Save with Solar Power?