Commercial Solar Panel Installation

South Florida Commercial Solar Panel Design & Installation

With inflation hitting the country harder than ever and worldwide markets constantly fluctuating, you can expect your monthly costs for materials, labor, and everything else needed to run your business to continue to rise. However, there is one monthly cost that you can eliminate permanently without much of an investment – your energy bills.

While that may sound too good to be true, many business and property owners around the country are shifting to solar power to lower overhead, improve energy efficiency, and positively impact the environment. Contact us today to schedule an energy assessment.

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The Benefits of Going Solar

Solar power converts the sun’s energy into electricity through a photovoltaic system, which absorbs sunlight and produces electrical charges. This sustainable electricity can power residential or commercial systems, be stored for later use in batteries, or be sold back to the energy grid to create a new source of income.

  • give money Financial Benefits

    Installing commercial solar panels will save you on your energy costs every month.

  • document Tax Benefits

    There are a number of federal tax programs that make investing in solar panels much easier.

  • environment care Environmental Benefits

    Reduce your corporate carbon footprint by using renewable energy to power operations.

Solar panels on the flat roof.
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Where We Install Solar Panels

If you’re thinking of investing in renewable solar energy for your business, we can help. With its sunny climate and attractive incentives, Florida is one of the best states to go solar. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) ranks Florida tenth nationwide in solar generation. Here are some of the types of buildings we can install solar panels on.

  • Warehouses
  • Factories
  • Office buildings
  • Schools
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Retail outlets
  • Farms and ranches
  • Government buildings
  • Hotels
  • Parking lots

Typical Types of Commercial Solar Panel Systems

Residential solar panel configurations usually have straightforward placements and set-ups. Commercial solar panels come in various system options to meet every business’ demands. No matter your company’s facility type, there’s a solar panel system for you. Here are some of the common types of commercial solar panels.

Solar panel on roof top building

Rooftop Attached Commercial Systems

The roofs of large commercial buildings often get a substantial amount of sunshine. A solar panel array can turn this empty space into a clean, free energy source. Roof-mounted solar panels can be attached to flat roofs or slanted roofs.

Slope grades for commercial buildings can vary, making slanted rooftop installations slightly more complex. These systems best suit composite shingles, concrete tile, or metal rooftops.

Many commercial properties have flat roofs, which work great for installing solar panels. A flat roof allows easy access for solar panel installation and maintenance. A contractor should always ensure your flat roof can bear the weight of a complete solar system.

solar panels in winter view of snow covered solar panel park

Ground-Mount Panel Systems

Ground-mount commercial PV systems consist of rows of solar panels mounted on steel racks ranging from a few inches to several feet in height. Most solar farms use this panel system, which is ideal for open, unshaded spaces. Ground-mount systems are easier to install and maintain than rooftop systems.

Large solar farms, Andijk, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Utility-Scale Systems

A utility-scale solar system is a large-scale PV station with a solar capacity above 1 MW. Utility-scale systems feed the energy they generate into the power grid, supplying a full utility.

solar power farm at dusk

Tracker Systems

Solar tracker systems automatically adjust the angle of the solar panels to the sun’s location. Trackers help maximize energy absorption, reduce reflection, and maximize conversion. Tracker systems have high upfront costs, occasionally making them not an ideal option for many businesses.

Our Solar Panel Installation Process

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest performance, safety, and service standards throughout our commercial solar panel installation process. Suncoast Power ensures an optimal installation that will yield maximum energy and require minimum maintenance throughout its lifespan. This is our typical installation process.

  • list Site Evaluation

    We’ll assess the project site, size, wiring requirements, and custom requests to help craft our design.

  • solar energy System Design

    We create schematic drawings to define the electrical plan, price quotes and timeline estimates.

  • solar panel System Installation

    After we agree on a final design and receive permits, we’ll begin the wiring process.

  • electric meter Testing & Inspection

    Once complete, we test all of our work to ensure the job passes the final inspection with the city.

Going Solar Has Never Been Easier

Installing solar panels is a fail-safe way to save energy costs every month, allowing you to reinvest those savings into your business. Commercial solar panels offer a number of advantages and benefits.

Engineer servicing solar panel on electric plant

Low Operating Costs

When commercial property owners consider installing solar panels, the financial advantage of a solar system is often the scale-tipping argument. In other words: going solar pays off—and sooner than you may think:

  • Instant reduction in electricity bills. Depending on your system design, the season, and the local weather, you may see an immediate dip in your commercial property’s energy bills after installing a solar system.
  • Long-term savings. Often, it only takes about five years for a commercial solar system to pay for itself, after which the system will continue to generate free energy throughout its lifespan. Technology is constantly changing, and commercial generators have a lifespan of upwards of 30 years.
  • Protection against rising electricity costs. Electricity costs throughout the country are gearing up to increase. Having a clean energy source will protect you from electricity price hikes.

Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) Reduction

MACRS, or Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System, is a taxation principle that allows businesses to recover the cost basis of their qualifying solar assets over five years. MACRS provides a market certainty that encourages businesses to invest in commercial solar systems.

Companies that claim a 30% federal ITC (Investment Tax Credit) grant for solar equipment reduce the depreciable cost basis by half or 15%. This credit allows the organization to deduct 85% of the solar asset cost from its tax basis.

Schedule A Site Audit With Suncoast Power Today

Suncoast Power is a locally owned commercial electrical contractor that has provided top-quality data cabling and electrical services in South Florida for more than 30 years. Our team can handle every step of your cabling installation, from permitting and planning to installation, testing, and maintenance. Call Suncoast Power today at 754-200-5872 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a commercial cabling consultation with a member of our team.

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Environmental Benefits of Solar Panels

In today’s period of rising environmental consciousness, companies get bonus points for switching to sustainable energy. Many businesses transition to solar power as part of their commitment efforts to tackle environmental issues. Reduced carbon footprints and low-maintenance energy consumption are two of the leading environmental benefits your business will surely gain by switching to solar energy.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

Solar electricity produces less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than fossil fuel-based electricity, even considering the GHG emissions that occur during solar system manufacturing. Solar energy operates purely off sunlight, eliminating the need to utilize and pollute local water supplies.

On the other hand, fossil fuels require water to burn fossil fuels and convert them into energy. This conversion creates an excess of nitrogen in the atmosphere, which eventually is deposited back into the ground and washed into nearby bodies of water.

Low-Maintenance Energy Consumption

Unlike private homes, which usually consume more energy during the evening and night, businesses and organizations mostly use electricity during the day when solar panels are active. The solar energy the commercial PV system generates goes directly into powering the business, with no need for solar storage.