COMMERCIAL SOLAR VIRGINIA
Many medium size businesses can take advantage of commercial solar options to offset their electricity bill. If you are open in the day and have some ground space or a parking lot, solar power systems are incredible to offset your heating, cooling and other forms of energy consumption.
You can save even more dollars with your solar installation by adding a solar battery into your solar power system! A commercial energy bill shows a line item for peak demand – this is a surcharge you pay to guarantee a certain power supply. With the use of battery storage for your solar energy, depending on your system size, you can reduce that surcharge by drawing from the grid in off-peak times only.
Lower energy costs are great and important for business, but so is market appeal. Electricity from fossil fuels has a carbon cost, which can be offset by solar power and by making your business greener. Not only can you use your carbon reduction in your marketing, it’s also great advertising for your local customers to see solar panels on idle land or parking lots!
Electric vehicle charging stations can be installed as stand alone units, or compliment a solar system. Kilo Hollow offers a range of EV charging station options for private and commercial use. Our specialty is installing 240V Level 2 power sources.
Level 3 chargers (also called DC fast chargers, or DCFCs) use direct current at 480 volts instead of lower-level chargers’ alternating current. However, these chargers aren’t compatible with every electric vehicle.
We have a dedicated local solar team who examine your unique commercial property and show you the best solar system size, solar battery solutions or other solar products for your situation. You gain a big advantage when you work with seasoned solar professionals who take the time to understand your needs, explain your best move and install solar systems to the highest quality.
The solar power system size you need for a commercial solar project will depend on the amount of electricity a business is using and how much space the business has for the solar system required. For more information on what size solar system your property will need, contact us today.
25 years is the industry average for the lifespan of solar panels, whether they are designed for businesses or residential.
The cost of a commercial solar system will depend on where your electricity needs and the square footage available for solar panels intersects. Small solar power systems start around 10kW (between $30,000-$32,000) and a large solar power system can get up to 100kW (between $300,000-$320,000).
Between savings from reducing your power bill and money back from tax credits, solar panels are definitely worth it. We understand it’s a big investment, which requires planning and transparency around the ongoing costs of using solar power. For more information on how your company can benefit from solar panels, get in touch with your local accredited solar installers at Kilo Hollow today.
The length of the payback period depends on the size of your solar system, electricity habits and whether or not you use other solar products such as the type of solar inverter and battery storage, but on average solar panels pay for themselves within 9-11 years. For such a big investment, this payback period makes solar energy affordable for a lot of businesses, as they know they will save money and reduce their overhead costs over time. Plus with 25 years warranty on many solar products, you have peace of mind that your solar system will make it through this payback period.
Your solar system installer can assist you with the logistics of connecting your solar power system to the grid. If you have any questions about your installation, get in touch with us today.
There are a variety of ways to finance your commercial solar system, including, incentives and competitive bank loans. Businesses may also be eligible for low interest loans.
The short answer is no. The long answer is this depends on the needs of your business and how adding solar batteries to your system will serve you best. Get in touch with us if you have any questions about adding solar batteries to your commercial solar system.
The main difference with commercial or utility grade installation solar panels, is that commercial projects use 72 cell solar panels, while residential solar panels have 60 cells usually. Ultimately, the size of the panels drastically alters how can be handled and installed, with the 60 cells being easily moved and installed by workers, while the 72 cell panels need to crane lifted.
Our solar panel manufacturers warranty their modules for 20 to 25 years. These warranties normally state the expected module output after each year of use.
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