Commercial Solar Panel Installation by Kapital Electric
Our Commercial Energy Consultants will walk you through the entire process from start to finish! With rising energy costs, the business community cannot afford not to invest in renewable energy.
By choosing renewable energy you are locking in your energy costs for the next 25 plus years!
We can show you how renewable energy makes financial sense for both small & large businesses alike. Kapital Electric serves all Commercial, Industrial, Government, and Non-Profits!
We can finance up to $2 million on commercial solar and energy saving projects.
Installation | The Process
Consultation / Site Design
Our Consultants will analyze your energy needs and design a solar energy system to meet your current energy needs as well as your future needs as your business expands.
Our Solar Consultants will design a plan which maximizes your renewable energy. We offer a variety of solutions to your energy costs and have experience in all Commercial, Industrial, Government, and Non-Profits!
Kapital Electric will advise you on the financial incentives available to your organization. Currently, commercial customers can take advantage of a 30% tax credit as well as accelerated depreciation.
Our Project Manager will oversee all of 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 SREC’s. The size of the system determines how many SREC’s a system receives each year, these credits are like a commodity that can be sold through a broker. Kapital Electric has partnered up with brokers who handle the sale of these credits and will assist you with the process which 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%.
It is too expensive!
Now is a perfect time to go solar. With the federal and state credits, your initial out of pocket costs are significantly reduced by 55%. Our Energy Consultants will provide you with all of the information regarding these incentives and guide you through the process.
What about the Chicago’s Extreme Weather (Snow/Cold/Hail)?
Chicago is a great area for solar. All of the modules & equipment we use will stand up to our extreme weather.
Because the panels produce energy, they do generate a little bit of heat. Any snow which accumulates on the modules will simply melt. In addition, solar modules work more efficiently in cooler temperatures. Given the same amount of sunlight, a panel on a cold day produces more energy than a panel on a hot day.
All of our modules have a 25 year warranty and have passed tests to withstand 1″ piece of hail at 50 mph. The racking is designed for 90 mph wind loads. The flashings have a 25 year warranty.
What happens when it is cloudy?
Our Energy Consultants will analyze your electric consumption throughout the year and design a system to meet your needs throughout the entire year.
You do not need perfect sunshine for your panels to produce energy. Your panels will still capture the power of the sun on cloudy or overcast days. In fact, Germany leads the world in terms of panel installations, yet they have the same usable sunlight as Alaska!
What happens when the power goes out?
Because you are still connected to the utility company, when the grid loses power, your power will be cut as well. This is to protect the utility workers trying to fix the outage. We DO NOT want your system to back feed into the grid!
Where do I store the energy?
You can think of the utility company grid as an energy storage system. During the day the excess energy you produce is stored at the utility company and your account is credited. At night when your panels are not producing energy you simply draw from your account. Because you are connected to the grid, as long as the grid has power-you will have power. Even if you use more energy than your panels produce- you will still have power.
What solar companies do you work with?
We work with and support a wide array of solar equipment manufacturer’s:
Solar Panel Modules
Racking & Flashings
How much maintenance is involved?
Your solar panel system is virtually maintenance free. Any dust or dirt which accumulates will be washed away by the rain. In fact, your gutters probably require more maintenance than the solar panels.