Residential Solar Power - How it works

Converting to solar is easy when you have the right team of professionals to guide you.

HOW DOES THE INVESTMENT WORK?

You can expect, on average, to recover the cost of purchase of a commercial system in five to nine years. After that, your business should see a twelve to thirteen percent return on the initial investment over the life of the system. You can take advantage of a 30% federal solar investment tax credit, state credits, accelerated depreciation and other incentives that make your investment even smarter. Learn more here in our rebate Information section. Learn More about Rebates.

Modern, robust systems often increase the value of the real estate on which they are installed, providing even higher return on the investment. By integrating solar systems into new construction, additional return numbers can be generated, especially when included in mortgage costs. 

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

Most equipment is warranted to last at least 25 years, so the return on investment is very good, especially considering the potential for future rate increases for traditional energy. Solar systems require very little maintenance, delivering a low cost to operate.

HOW DOES IT RELATE TO THE GRID?

The most common installation is a grid-tied system, which allows you to augment the energy supply provided by the power company. Typically, your system produces some or all of your electricity needs during the day, slowing or stopping the meter. At the end of the billing cycle, you only pay for the net usage for that period.

Solar arrays can also be used to charge and maintain emergency battery back-up systems or to power stand-alone or remote buildings.

GOODWILL

Your company’s reputation is enhanced when you install solar. It shows you are a modern and responsible corporate citizen— a return on investment that is exceedingly valuable.