Commercial Solar Systems
A rooftop commercial solar energy system is a smart investment for many businesses. By generating your own energy it not only saves money but it also protects your organization against future energy rate hikes.
Benefits & Incentives of Adding Solar to Your Business
Business owners have many options available to control electrical costs. You can purchase the PV system outright or finance the entire solar energy system. No matter which route you choose to go, here are some of the benefits:
Transform a monthly cost into a performing asset for the next 25 + years
+4* year return on investment, typically, depending on your individual financial factors*
Save on operating expenses at no expense to the environment
Capital allocation may enhance your tax position via 26% federal tax credit, depreciation models like Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS), or Section 179 *
Public relations advantages to being a clean energy company
Potential access to a 25% USDA grant for businesses in rural areas*
*Ask your accountant if any others apply - ROI dependent on rate structure and usage
If your building is like most industrial, warehouse, agricultural, retail and manufacturing facilities, a rooftop solar panel system is a perfect fit because of the large amount of surface area and unused space provided by the roof. A large number of commercial buildings have large, flat roofs with plenty of space for mounting photovoltaic panels. Installing a solar energy system can help turn your existing roof from an expense to a revenue-generating asset.
Once you switch to photovoltaic power, your business will be eligible for a 26% federal tax credit that can save you thousands. Solar will also help to increase your property value and present a positive PR opportunity that can bring in new customers.
For some businesses like Jim Ellis Chevrolet, solar serves a dual purpose: it provides coveted shading parking and protection while reducing grid energy costs.
Companies like Prime Power, a regional supplier of emergency power solutions for businesses, are relying on solar energy to power two of their own buildings.
Dr. Davis installed solar systems at two of his veterinary hospitals; Montrose Animal Hospital and Shiloh Veterinary Hospital. Small businesses like this one can derive great financial benefits from solar because their electricity costs are comparable or sometimes higher than residential rates. Click on this link to see their case study.
Futimis, a leading designer and manufacturer of airline lounges reduced their energy consumption from the grid by more than 2/3 while getting an attractive payback through Georgia Power's monthly net metering program.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“Solar is a great opportunity to save money, but not only that it’s also a great opportunity for us to work with local companies like sonnen and Creative Solar USA.” – Frank Auman, Mayor of Tucker Ga
- Tucker Recreation Center
“We are so grateful to Creative Solar, they’ve been just an absolute dream to work with. Even in the middle of this COVID hit.” – Bren Dubay Director of Koinonia Farm Community
- Koinonia Farm
“They installed a 10k system on my business and a 5k system on my home. Both installations went well and are producing roughly what Creative Solar predicted.”
- Sean Butler
“If you want to learn more and/ or are considering investing in residential, talk to folk who know what’s going on and who provide wonderful care and service. The Creative Solar team will help you understand what’s going on and find the best solution for you. I had a wonderful experience; great knowledge and personal care; no pressure at all; and support during what turned out (with some issues we encountered around a battery) to be an extended process. I can’t say enough good things!”
- Gareth Young
“Glad to say, my system has been installed and is on line and there hasn’t been a single day that my electric meter hasn’t run in reverse. So, in conclusion, I highly recommend Creative Solar for all the above reasons, based on my experience with them. And when I’m ready to add a Generac unit to my clean energy system, Creative Solar can expect to get yet another call, from me!”