Metro Solar of San Jose Gives Insight on the Importance of Commercial Solar Installation to the San Francisco Bay Area

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Metro Solar Design and Installation releases educational material on the importance of commercial solar installations

You can't afford not to install a solar electric system.

5 reasons a great deal has been said about the benefits of solar electrical systems for homeowners and about how much money can be saved. It can actually be even more beneficial for businesses than for a homeowner. Businesses typically use more energy than a home does and because energy rates continue to increase, a business that is using solar power could see huge savings on their energy bill. The savings that can be generated from the installation of a grid-tied solar electrical system would allow a company to use those dollars elsewhere in the business. Solar generating systems produce more electricity than your business uses. The “excess” electricity automatically passes through the meter and onto the utility grid. When this happens, the meter runs backwards and the Net Energy Metering generates a bill credit for the full value of the electricity your system is producing at that time. Reduce your electricity bill up to 40 percent while you reduce your operating costs.

Investing in a solar electrical system is a good Return on Investment (ROI). Government incentives combined with recent decrease in solar equipment prices, makes installing a solar electrical system a good financial decision for businesses and public agencies. An investment in this system can generate quick payback as well as long-term savings. Nearly all commercial customers of the California utility companies are eligible for incentives provided by the California Solar Initiative. Incentives are now at their highest and will decline as more systems are installed. Incentives are offered by the federal government also. Funding has been allocated only until 2016. Under the Federal Modification Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS), businesses may recover investments in alternative energy through depreciation deductions. For solar installed after 1986, the current MACRS property class is an accelerated depreciation over 5 years.

Incorporating solar energy into commercial buildings is an increasingly common way for businesses to display environmental stewardship. Generating electricity from a solar powered system means businesses consume less fossil fuel, reducing the emission of greenhouse gasses. When you change to a solar electrical system your company will be doing its part to reduce our nation’s dependency on foreign oil. It is a step towards a clean renewable source of energy that is good for the environment and good for your business.

For more information about commercial solar installation visit us at Commercial Solar Installation San Jose or

Metro Solar Design and Installation is a clean energy provider specializing in commercial solar installation and residential solar installation located in San Jose California.


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