Benefits of Commercial Solar
- Protect against rising utility rates
- Reduce operating costs
- Backup of critical loads
- Long term reliability
- Low maintenance
- Good return on investment
- 30% Federal tax credit
- Eco friendly
Why should your business invest in solar?
By investing in solar electric systems, businesses gain control over their energy costs while helping to reduce their carbon footprint. More consumers and investors are making their purchasing decisions based on a business’s social and environmental practices than ever before (see our Green Statement). According to the Stanford Social Innovation Review, 87% of consumers surveyed by McKinsey & Company in 2007 are concerned about the environmental and social impacts of the products they buy.
“Consumers want to act green, but they expect businesses to lead the way. According to our global survey, 61 percent of consumers say that corporations should take the lead in tackling the issue of climate change.”(Sheila Bonini & Jeremy Oppenheim Fall 2008)
The Stanford Social Innovation Review also states that by going “green” and adding energy efficiencies, businesses can gain a competitive edge. Improving your business’s carbon footprint is also becoming a necessity to survival. In this economy, anything that helps reduce your overhead energy costs and removes the threat of being out of compliance with carbon regulations can give your company the edge it needs to survive and thrive.
Return On Investment (ROI) and Incentives
There are also depreciation schedules and grants that make going solar an even more profitable endeavor. Have your CPA look into the MACRS (Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System) depreciation schedules and you will be amazed at how affordable and profitable it is to purchase a PV solar electric system.
Grants and Depreciation Links
IRS Publication 946 –MACRS Depreciation information
When you are ready to explore how your business can profit from going solar, call us or email us today.
Solar energy – affordable, reliable, pollution-free energy
Pictured right: 31 Kw Solar System at The Island Country Club and Golf Course in Plaquemine, LA.