Commercial Solar Power Benefits

As a responsible business owner, you can help protect the environment now and for future generations by producing your own clean solar energy. Solar energy helps decrease the amount of fossil fuels we utilize, thereby decreasing pollutants causing global warming. Existing sources of energy are becoming increasingly expensive as they are being depleted, but solar is a plentiful, reliable, and renewable energy source. Adding a solar power generating system to your enterprise is a responsible business decision that can make you feel good about benefiting the environment.

Renewable solar energy contributes to the reduction of our country’s dependence on foreign fuel, which makes generating your own electricity from a solar energy system patriotic as well as environmentally and fiscally responsible.

The solar power you generate is power you own and don’t have to pay your electrical utility for. Depending on the size of the system, solar panels can reduce or eliminate your power bills. This translates into lower operating costs that you can count on for decades yet to come.

If you own a commercial building, another factor to consider is the value of building itself. As energy costs rise, a building with a built-in renewable energy source will become increasingly sought after. In fact, when you add up the benefits from available tax credits and production incentives as well as increased building resale value, you could realize as much as 157% return on investment, according to California-based power analyst Andrew Black. Additionally, the environmentally-friendly aspect of having a solar energy system on your building may actually draw environmentally-conscious businesses and customers to you, making it a potentially important marketing tool as well.

Fossil fuels are becoming increasingly more expensive as they are gradually depleted. As we look to the future, it’s wise to consider how much utility rates may increase over the next decade. In the Pacific Northwest, utility rates have increased an average 13% annually over the past five years, especially in the Puget Sound area. As demand for power rises and power generation resources are depleted, utility company rates will inevitably increase. Installing a solar power system now hedges against future rate increases by utilizing renewable energy to supplement your electric power needs. Your utility company will even thank you by paying you for every kilowatt of electricity you produce.

A process called net metering allows you to sell any excess power that your solar system generates back to the power company. Additionally, many utility companies offer a production incentive that actually pays you for the electricity you generate and use in your own business! There are many rewarding financial incentives from federal and state governments that can greatly reduce the cost of your new solar system. NW Wind & Solar will handle all the paperwork required to apply for these incentives for you.

Why NW Wind and Solar?

NW Wind & Solar brings over four decades of experience to developing customized wind and solar power electric systems to homes and businesses throughout the Northwest. We can offer you:

  • Experienced solar power experts to assist you through the entire process
  • A skilled in-house engineering staff to design a system to meet your specific needs
  • Certified and licensed installation experts
  • Exceptional customer services, including the filing of all paperwork and documentation required to collect your electricity production incentive credit
  • A full two-year warranty on our work — one of the best in the industry

If you want to lower or potentially eliminate your electric bills, increase the value of your business or building, take advantage of a potentially profitable marketing asset, and help protect the environment for future generations, then please contact the experts at NW Wind & Solar and let us help you take the next step.