A commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) installation can cut current electricity costs and provide clean energy in the future.

Solar Photovoltaic

A commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) installation can cut current electricity costs and provide clean energy in the future. It is the fastest-growing source of renewable power in the U.S. and is expected to account for over 60% of renewable growth over the next 5 years.


WESCO Energy Solutions offers full turnkey applications to meet any commercial solar project. From complete evaluation, design, and installation... our team does it all! We will research and manage rebates, incentives, and funding available to optimize your energy spend. Storage devices can be added to provide continuity and better manage electrical demand. Additionally, net metering, where available, can create income from excess capacity. Let us harvest the energy of the sun to provide you huge savings.

Benefits of Solar PV

Offset Your Utility Bill Expenditures

Produce your own energy on-site to reduce what your organization must purchase from local utility providers.

Future Proof Your Electrical Rate

The energy produced by solar is not subject to utility rate increases over time, reducing reliance on an unpredictable operating expense. Going solar makes it easier for companies to budget and plan for the future.

Tax Credits Available

Congress has recently renewed lucrative tax credits up to 22% for commercial solar installations. Many states also offer additional tax credits.

Solar Renewable Energy Certificate

Some states provide additional incentives (rates vary) based on the number of kilowatt-hours of energy produced by a solar panel system. One Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) is provided for every 1,000 kWhs produced.

Rapid Depreciation

Solar PV technologies are eligible for a rapid depreciation deduction on a federal tax return. Up to 85% of the cost may be depreciated in the first year.

Storage

Storage devices can be paired with solar to provide continuity to critical business infrastructure when power generation is sporadic or unavailable. They can also be deployed independently to further reduce energy use, especially during peak demand time periods.

Generate Income from Excess Capacity

When net-metering is available, buildings with solar PV only pay for the “net” amount of electricity they consume. Excess electricity generated back to the utility creates a new revenue stream for the organization.

Clean, Green Energy

Solar PV presents the opportunity to market your commitment to clean energy. Your dedication to sustainability and the environment is plainly visible to anyone who can see the panels.

Create Covered Parking Options

Solar PV in a parking lot or the top level of a parking garage offers several benefits. The canopy provides shade for parked vehicles and is an efficient use of the property owner’s space.

Solar PV Applications

A variety of installation methods exist to address the needs and opportunities presented by a wide range of property types. Solar panels can be installed on rooftops, directly on the ground, or canopies over parking lots and garages. We design solutions that optimize renewable energy production from the space you have available. 

A solar system can be designed to reduce the building's electricity bill or provide emergency power.

Uncluttered Rooftops

Large, uncluttered roofs that are aligned to the south and free of shading are ideal for solar installations. A solar system can be designed to reduce the building's electricity bill or provide emergency power.

Parking lots and structures present several opportunities for solar.

Parking Facilities

Parking lots and structures present several opportunities for solar. Canopies can provide both shade for parked cars as well as clean energy for the property owner. Solar-powered lighting can also improve lot safety without having to trench.

Ground-mounted solar is low profile, creates no air or water pollution, makes virtually no sound, and has no odor.

Undeveloped Open Areas

Clear, dry, relatively flat land is ideal for solar PV. The property owner can offset their energy use without impacting their neighbors. Ground-mounted solar is low profile, creates no air or water pollution, makes virtually no sound, and has no odor.

Solar street lighting improves road safety without large investments in infrastructure.

Streetlighting

Solar street lighting improves road safety without large investments in infrastructure. Standard batteries last 7 years, while longer-lasting options only need to be replaced every 12 years or longer.

Off-grid systems are completely disconnected from the utility grid.

Remote/Off-Grid

Off-grid systems are completely disconnected from the utility grid. This system typically includes a solar array, solar chargers, batteries, and controls. In this configuration, energy is collected and stored to meet all power requirements.

Machinery and vehicles located far from an accessible utility grid can be recharged with the use of solar-powered generators.

Recharge Battery Operated Machinery

Machinery and vehicles located far from an accessible utility grid (such as a new construction site) can be recharged with the use of solar-powered generators that create and store all their own electricity.

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Is your organization committed to environmentally friendly, sustainable operations that may generate a new income stream? Let WESCO Energy Solutions help you create a customized solution addressing your specific needs. Contact us at energysolutions@wesco.com or use the form below.  

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