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4 Ways Onsite Solar Generates Business Value

There are options when it comes to taking advantage of solar for your business.

Top corporations across America are pouring resources into developing solar energy, including some familiar names such as Apple and Amazon, and supporting these investments with lobbying. Just recently, Pepsi, McDonalds and around 30 other companies sent a letter to U.S. congressional leaders in support of renewables, asking for cash stimulus and an extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

Your company doesn’t need to be a large multinational corporation with deep pockets to take advantage of solar energy. Regardless of the size of your company, there are several levels of participation that require anywhere from zero initial capital outlays to owning and operating your own solar panel system.

Important Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. Is my property suitable for solar?
    A contractor or solar developer often will assess your rooftop (or land) before giving you a quote or offer.
  2. What is the condition of my rooftop?
    Your rooftop may require repairs or maintenance before installation
  3. Which solar option(s) provide the best value for businesses with multiple property portfolios?
    You may want to consider community solar or a hybrid solution for multiple properties with varying rooftop conditions.
  4. What are my options for financing my own project?
    What are the local / state / federal incentives (tax credits, cash grants, etc.)? Is there a loan structure specific to solar that would be more attractive than the financing you typically access?
  5. What are the benefits of leasing my rooftop for solar versus installing my own system?
    We would love to hear from you, and help you make the best decision for your business. Whether it’s subscribing to a nearby community solar project, installing a system on your property or land, or entering into a PPA agreement with us to rent your roof for solar power – we’re here to help.

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