Many businesses are switching to solar energy systems to reduce their energy consumption. They also make the transition so they can take advantage of commercial solar power savings. While this switch improves energy efficiency and reduces energy costs, it must be done gradually. If you want to use solar power to increase your energy efficiency, you need to put a commercial solar business plan in place to help your facility make the transition. Let’s explore everything you need to consider before you switch to solar. Then we’ll look at how to develop a commercial solar business plan for your facility.
Before you install a solar system for your business, you need to understand how your facility consumes energy and what its consumption levels are. Analyze your energy bills from the past year to better understand your facility’s energy usage and demand. Your facility’s usage is how your operations influence your energy consumption. Look at how your facility’s heating and cooling operations influence your energy bills. You should also look at your facility’s energy demand, which is how often energy is consumed. Your energy demand covers spikes in energy consumption due to location, utility rate, climate, and other similar factors. It’s important to understand how your facility uses energy and when it needs energy most before you make any major solar-related financial decisions.
When you plan to install commercial solar panels, you need to select the right location. Ultimately, you should look for a location that receives plenty of sunlight. Additionally, you need to consider whether your facility should have ground-mounted or roof-mounted solar panels. Ground-mounted panels usually work best if you have open land around your facility, while roof-mounted panels work well for commercial buildings in urban areas and industrial parks. Whichever one you choose needs to comply with all local building codes and regulations. You can make these decisions on your own, or you can enlist a professional solar partner, such as Verogy, to help you choose your location and create your system design.
As you make your solar investment, you should choose the right financing options for your project’s needs and your budget. To start with, you should see if you qualify for the federal tax credit. You should also research tax incentives and solar panel grants for commercial buildings to see if you’re eligible for any of these programs at the local, state, or federal level. Verogy has extensive experience helping our clients access these incentives, so we can help you find the right incentives for your solar project. When you thoroughly know and understand your solar financial options, you’re better equipped to make the right financial decisions for your solar energy system.
nce you’ve made decisions about your solar system’s location and its financing, you can start to develop a commercial solar business plan. When you partner with Verogy, we help you navigate every step of the solar process, so we can help you transition smoothly to solar power. Our team collaborates with you to develop and design your solar panel system and lay out your project’s construction and installation timeline. Then we perform the construction and installation, and we work with you to connect your building to your solar energy system. We help you set up the transition process, and we work with all key stakeholders to understand how and when the transition will take place. A great solar partner like Verogy can help you develop a successful solar transition plan for your commercial facility.
Before you install a solar system for your business, you need to understand how your facility consumes energy and what its consumption levels are. Analyze your energy bills from the past year to better understand your facility’s energy usage and demand.
If you’re ready to transition your commercial facility to solar power, reach out to Verogy today. We have the resources you need to choose the right options for your solar project.