Commercial Solar Panels in NY & NJ | Save Up To 50% On Utility Bill

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As a business owner, you know how difficult it can be to manage expenses. With utility costs constantly rising in New York and New Jersey, many businesses have turned to solar to help reduce their monthly electric bill. You too can fight back against rising energy costs and possibly add to your business profits by switching to solar energy.

The decision to install solar panels on your business can require a large financial investment. However, solar panels are extremely durable and long-lasting, and setting up a solar power system for your business can ultimately lead to tremendous payoffs over time. The solar panel installation process is also convenient, and can be completed in as little as one day.
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Here are some of the things you need to know if you are considering commercial solar panel installation:

Solar Panel Sizes

It’s important to understand what determines the size of a solar panel. Solar panels are comprised of photovoltaic (PV) cells. Monocrystalline photovoltaic cells are the most durable and the best option for long-term power generation. Each PV cell is slightly larger than 6 inches by 6 inches.

Residential solar panels contain 60 cells and are 6 cells wide by 10 cells long. Overall width of a residential solar panel runs 39 inches and is 65 inches long. Panels are generally framed for mounting, though they can be purchased bare or with adhesive for direct application.

Commercial solar panels have 12 more PV cells for a total of 72 cells and are 6 cells wide by 12 cells long, or 77 inches long and the same 39 inches wide. Be aware that framing and any additional glass can add a lot to the weight of your solar panels. Your solar panels can run anywhere from 2 to 4 pounds per square foot.

How long do commercial solar panels last?

One of the best bits of news for anyone interested in installing a solar power system is that manufacturers are constantly working to improve the technology, and the original technology is still going strong. A solar system installed in Japan back in 1984 is still performing to specifications. You can safely expect 25 to 30 years of consistent service from your solar power installation.

How do I maintain my solar power system?

While photovoltaic cells are actually quite fragile, the protective casing included in the design of a solar panel makes them quite durable. In addition, there are no moving parts to a solar panel. If your panels are mounted to rotating tools to help you follow the sun for most efficient power draw, these mounts will need careful monitoring to make sure they’re moving freely and are not putting any of the transmission wires at risk.

If you live in a dusty or arid area, your solar panels may grow dusty over time and you might notice a drop in power production. If you’re using portable panels, this cleaning process may require only a simple brushing to remove the dust. For those with solar panels mounted to their roof, it’s a good idea to connect with professionals who have the tools necessary to safely clean your solar panels.

Installing a solar power system is a great investment in the future of your business, showing your company’s commitment to clean energy and helping you save on future utility bills. Also, many business owners will want to take advantage of federal ITC incentives that make it easier to make the change to renewable energy.

While technology helps us to continuously find ways to reduce our power needs, it’s unlikely that we will ever be able to function without electricity. Solar energy systems are tremendously beneficial for both property owners and for the environment, now and in the years to come. Contact us today to get a quote.

Energy Tax Credit

You may have concerns over the upfront costs of a commercial solar system. Fortunately, you can take advantage of rebates from the government and local utilities, as well as the Business Energy Tax Credit, which allows you to deduct this credit directly from your business’ income taxes. Once your system is up and running, your return on investment will quickly add up by taking advantage of deducting a yearly depreciation expense from your taxes for your system.

Reduced Utility Bills

Let’s not forget the main reason many business owners like yourself are making the switch to solar energy – reduced utility bills. Switching to solar energy means no more surprise rate increases, thus protecting your bottom line from the volatility of energy costs. This allows you to have a better picture of your yearly expenses for future planning.

Low Maintenance Costs

After installation, there are minimal costs associated with maintaining your solar system. The systems have very few moving parts and most solar panels outlast the warranty, keeping you and your business protected from any performance problems.

Extra Income

An added bonus to switching to solar is that the power you do not use can be sold back to your local utility provider. This is now additional revenue that is pure profit once the cost of your solar system has been paid off.

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Thousands of homeowners across the NJ and NY area are making the switch to solar. In fact, we’ve handled hundreds of those installs in your neighborhood.