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.
Produce your own energy on-site to reduce what your organization must purchase from local utility providers.
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.
Congress has recently renewed lucrative tax credits up to 22% for commercial solar installations. Many states also offer additional tax credits.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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 (such as a new construction site) can be recharged with the use of solar-powered generators that create and store all their own electricity.