Making the switch to solar energy for your small business can feel like a big deal. It is a big expense, but think about this: whether you want to save some money on your bills, help the planet, or both, going solar is a great investment, especially considering the tax credits you can get to offset the costs. But is making the switch right for your business? Would your business benefit from using renewable energy? Go Solar Energy’s highly trained agents can assess your personal situation and determine if a solar panel system is right for you, and which plan would be best for your business.
What Kind of Building Do You Operate Out Of?
Before you decide on going solar, think about your physical workplace. Do you operate out of a small space? More importantly, is your business on property that you own, or does it share a roof with other businesses? Are you leasing the property or do you own it? These are all things that need to be taken into consideration when determining if a solar energy system is right for your business.
How Much Power Do You Need?
Are you open for long hours, or every day of the week? How about during holidays and on weekends? With traditional electricity from the utility company, energy costs are based on usage, which can add up for a small business. But with solar power, your panels will take the sun’s rays and transform it into electricity, and any excess that you do not use can be stored for use whenever you need it. And for times when you don’t have any excess energy stored away, you can use electricity from the utility company – which is still cheaper than solely relying on electricity from the utility company.
Is Your Business Somewhere That Experiences Power Outages?
Power outages can mean closing your business and losing profits. With a solar power system, though, you will always have electricity for your business, even when there is an outage or a storm that knocks out the electricity. How? Well, your panels will generate excess power that is stored away for these kinds of days, and you will have even more power stored if you have battery backups in addition to your stored excess energy. With both of these things, your business’s doors will always be open when you need them to be.
Can You Afford to Make the Switch?
Some people assume that solar panel systems are too expensive for them, and while they can be pricey, there are ways to make them more affordable. For example, there are tax credits available, such as the investment tax credit (ITC) which apply to both residential and commercial solar installations. These credits alone would save you 26% off the cost of installation when deducted from your federal taxes.
You can also receive Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECS), which allow you to earn additional income from solar energy generation. You can earn one SREC for every megawatt-hour (MWh), or 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWhs), of electricity your solar panel system generates, which you can sell to get even more of your money back.
Our agents can also look into other ways to help you save money when you purchase your solar energy system. You’ve worked hard to build your business from the ground up, and we know you want to grow it as much as possible – and going solar can actually help you do that! If you are considering solar panels for your business because of all the money-saving and brand-boosting. benefits, Go Solar Energy can help you. It can take a lot of work to find the right solar company and the right solar power system for you, but our highly trained agents work with the top-rated companies in the country, and can compare all solar plans in your area to find the best one available. To get free instant quotes, simply enter your zip code in the bar on our homepage, or to speak to a licensed agent, call 888-290-3112.