Commercial Solar Panel Installation
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When you think about solar panels, you typically picture them on the roofs of homes, not on commercial properties. However, switching your business to solar energy is possible, and it may be much more beneficial than you may think. As electricity bills continue to rise, solar energy becomes more and more appealing to business owners.
If you’re interested in learning more about solar panels and their installation, SPG Roofing & Exteriors can be your informant. As end-to-end providers of the sale and installation of solar panels, our team of certified and trained professionals can help you from the beginning of your journey to learning more information, all the way to the first electricity bill that comes after your panels are installed, and you see the change for yourself.
What Are Solar Panels?
Solar panels are large panels made up of photovoltaic cells that can harness sunlight and convert it into electricity. This electricity can then be used to power any aspect of your business or your business as a whole. The number of panels installed on the roof depends on how much energy you’re looking to harness. The solar panels have a sleek finish and are just as durable as your property’s roofing itself.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
There are several benefits to installing solar panels on the roof of your business. We know that maintaining your roof and repairing it when needed is all you need. We know that it is costly to replace a roof, which is typically needed when installing solar panels. The solar panels themselves are also expensive. However, this kind of upgrade loan is easier to acquire than other loans. This is a major benefit for business owners, and it makes it easier to make the transition to solar energy.
A major benefit is that solar energy eliminates utility bills since the building will be making its electricity. Without any utility bills to pay, you, as the building and business owner, will essentially begin “making” money immediately and for the following 25 to 30 years. This benefit alone can make the investment worthwhile.
Another benefit is the ability to store energy for later use. This feature is vital during emergencies. If you have a restaurant or a warehouse that requires temperature-controlled areas, then being able to store the energy and use it during an emergency can be a true rescue. You’ll no longer need to worry about that meat going bad during a bad storm that knocked the power out or those products that needed to stay in the cool air on a hot summer night when the power isn’t working.
In addition, you won’t need to rely on the electric company to get your power back on before it’s too late. Your business will become an independent electricity source, and there will no longer be any dependence on electrical companies.
Indiana offers several tax breaks and subsidies to those who switch to solar energy. A few laws in place incentivize business owners to make the transition. These laws include net metering, which allows you to send energy back to the local electrical company in exchange for credits which can be used later during a rainy or cloudy day. Solar easement laws give property owners a legal right to direct sunlight, which disables trees and building to be built if they interfere with the building’s access to sunlight.
The tax benefits include the Indiana sales tax exemption, the renewable energy property tax exemption, and the federal solar tax credit. These tax credits and exemptions allow the solar panels to be partially subsidized.
Are Solar Panels Right for Your Commercial Property?
You won’t know whether solar panels are right for your commercial property until you give them a try. However, based on the numerous benefits, the installation of solar panels can be most advantageous. SPG Roofing & Exteriors knows that installing solar panels is a huge financial undertaking; however, if you choose to get them installed at your business, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
Once you’ve decided that you’re interested in installing a solar solution such as solar panels, SPG Roofing & Exteriors is here to help you along the process. Our technicians can install any type or number of solar panels you need. We strive to be the state’s top solar panel experts, and we can show you why we deserve that.
Using our drone technology, we can make a full assessment of your business’s roof. We will then work with you to determine the first step of action; whether that involves a roof replacement or some minor repairs, we will be fully transparent with you regarding our assessment. We’ll then determine the best way to place them to get maximum sunlight and the number you’ll need to power exactly what you wish to power. Our team will then move onto production, then installation of the panels so you can get to using clean energy and reaping the benefits as soon as possible.