Solar for businesses
Many small and medium enterprises are wondering whether going solar is the right thing for them or not. Well, there are a few points to keep in mind before you make your decision- and if you do, here’s how we’ll help you choose a commercial solar installer. Get detailed information on how to proceed with commercial solar installation and how to choose the right commercial solar installer.
What really works in favour of small businesses is that they tend to use electricity during the day. Unlike households, who use electricity during the night hours. Hence, they will see a larger rate of return than the homeowners who use most of the electricity during the night.
So, whether it’s a residential roof-top installation or going solar for your business, choosing the right solar installer is necessary.
Here are a few points to keep in mind before commercial solar installation-
Understanding your electricity charges
Commercial enterprises are often charged separately for their consumption and peak demand(when the electricity consumption is at its highest). Solar electricity can be helpful here but may result in a longer payback period. A good solar provider will do a complete energy profile assessment.
Explain your energy consumption
Switching to solar makes a lot more sense for companies that use power during the day. Exporting electricity for feed-in tariffs is less advantageous for companies since the feed-in tariffs are lower than the main-supply electricity costs. It is important for your solar company to carry out an hourly energy analysis so that you don’t end up gaining losses by going solar.
Prior commercial experience
Installing a commercial solar plant is much different from residential roof-top installations.
You need to ensure that the solar installer is well experienced with commercial projects to avoid any problems. The company needs to do a detailed assessment and check the system’s connection to the main grid. Overall, commercial installation is a more complicated process.
Solar equipment and suppliers
The solar company you choose needs to be credible and well established. You need to keep in mind that the warranty services are available locally too. It’s a good idea to choose manufacturers who have experience of 5 years or more.
Going solar of course has its financial benefits but what’s more, is that you can promote yourself as a company that uses renewable sources for its energy consumption.