We Provide Commercial Solar Panel Installation Services
If you want to save money on energy expenses and do your part to protect the environment, you should reach out to the renewable energy specialists at Kapital Electric, Inc. We provide residential and commercial renewable energy solutions for customers in Chicago, IL and surrounding areas. Among our specialties is solar panel installation for businesses. We boast more than 25 years’ worth of experience, and we are certain we can provide a host of long-term benefits for your company. Our consultants will visit your facility to assess your energy needs and customize a plan that accounts for your current operations as well as future expansion. We handle every aspect of the installation process, from obtaining the permits to a final inspection. You can find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below, but we encourage you to call us with any of your own.
The Solar Panel Installation Process
Our consultants examine your company thoroughly and work closely with you to design a solar solution that fits your space, energy needs, growth plan, and budget.
We draw up installation schedules, hardware options, and electrical grid integration to maximize the potential of your new commercial solar installation and minimize the disruption of your day-to-day business operations.
Our consultants will advise you on financing options and federal and Illinois solar tax incentives to pay for your new setup. We can finance up to $2 million on commercial solar installation and energy-efficiency projects. We can also help you take advantage of tax credits, accelerated depreciation, and other government incentives that will bring solar power within your budget.
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Our Project Manager will oversee all the steps, from obtaining permits to the final inspection. You and your team can view the progression of the photovoltaic solar systems project every step of the way through your personal project website.
Every solar system receives Solar Renewable Energy Credits, also known as SRECs. The size of the system determines how many SRECs a system receives each year; these credits are like a commodity that can be sold through a broker. Kapital Electric has partnered with brokers who handle the sale of these credits and will assist you with the process that can save you up to 28% of the total cost of the system.
Solar Power | Green Facts!
- By early 2014, the US had more than 480,000 solar systems installed.
- Photo Voltaic Systems and Module Prices have fallen 80% since 2008 & 20% in 2012.
- Payback period for commercial projects range between 3-6 year return on investment.
- A 5kw solar system in Illinois is the equivalent of planting 100 trees every year!
- The amount of solar power installed in the U.S. was more than 5 times that of 2010
- From 2010 to 2013 the price of a typical household solar energy system dropped by almost 30%.
Commercial Solar Panel FAQs
Why Do I Need Solar Energy for My Business?
Commercial solar panels can help you save thousands of dollars every year in energy expenses. Utility rates are on the rise, and the strain traditional energy puts on the electrical grid and environment is significant. But by utilizing renewable energy solutions from Kapital Electric, you can cut your costs substantially. And these benefits will last for years to come. It typically takes between three and six years to realize a return on your investment. After that, every dollar saved is a dollar toward your bottom line. Additionally, you can make a good impression on eco-friendly customers who recognize your commitment to protecting the environment by using solar energy.
What is Net Metering?
Net metering is an agreement you make with your utility company that compensates you for any excess energy you provide. In many instances, your solar panels may supply more than enough energy to power your business. When that happens, you can direct the excess energy to the city’s grid to offset some or all of your costs or for use at a later time.
What Types of Buildings Can Use Solar Power?
There are few limitations regarding what types of buildings and businesses can use solar power. Kapital Electric has experience installing solar panels on agricultural, commercial, industrial, retail, and warehouse facilities. We will simply need to devise a plan that utilizes your available roof space to power the building. Our team may also be able to tailor solutions using ground-mounted technology or carport systems.
How Much Will I Need to Invest in A Solar Power System?
Your investment will vary based on your facility’s size, roof orientation, and location – among other factors – but we will provide a detailed description of your plan and expenses before beginning a project. Some of your costs will be out of pocket, but several state and federal incentive programs will offset the price of solar panel installation. Furthermore, we can finance up to $2 million on commercial solar and energy-saving projects, so ask one of our associates for details.
What Size Solar Power System Will My Building Need?
During a free consultation, our energy experts will determine what size solar power system your facility will need. We will account for your current energy requirements and allow room for growth and expansion in the coming years. The perfect solar power system is not always the biggest. We will design one that most closely aligns with your needs and budget.
What Happens if the Solar Power Goes Out?
If a storm or rolling blackout causes sweeps through the area, your business’ solar power system will automatically turn off until power is restored. However, you can invest in a battery backup system to ensure you are never without electricity. If you install batteries at the same time as your solar panels, they may also be eligible for tax credits. Using batteries will also reduce your need to purchase additional electricity from the local utility company.
Contact Kapital Electric for Solar Panel Installation Today
Powering your business is essential to maintaining smooth operations, so you should invest in eco-friendly, renewable energy solutions from Kapital Electric in Chicago, IL. We supply and install commercial solar panels from all the leading manufacturers. Our team has extensive industry experience, and we are sure we can help your business save money and attract customers. Much of our equipment comes with 25-year warranties, so you can rest assured they will help you save for decades to come. When you are ready to harness the power of the sun, contact Kapital Electric for a free estimate.
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Some restrictions apply. See store associate for details.