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There are a variety of solar products available, some of which are better suited to particular types of buildings.

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Home & Building Owners

The most appropriate solar technology for your property depends on the type of building/property you have. Additionally, the incentives for commercial, residential and government owned properties vary.

If you are a building owner or property owner and are interested in what a grid-tied solar installation can do for you, select the option below that best describes your property you own.

Is your residence a good candidate for a solar installation? There are several factors to consider, including but not limited to:

  • Available unshaded area of your rooftop
  • Roof slope and direction (e.g. southward facing roof is ideal)
  • Construction and condition of roof
  • Incentives available for residential solar installations in your market. DSIRE
  • Total annual electricity used by your residence
  • Types of solar products available in your market
  • If your rooftop is not well-suited to a solar installation, are there areas of your property well-suited for a ground mounted system?

There are a wide variety of buildings used for business purposes and many are well-suited for rooftop solar installations. The ideal candidates for solar installations typically are large industrial warehouses with low slope roof systems and few shading obstructions.

Owners of these buildings who use a qualified contractor to install solar can realize a high return on investment, especially in the growing number of states with good solar incentives.

Besides the strong return on investment are many other advantages;

  • The federal government provides a 30% cash grant or investment tax credit (ITC) on the cost of a solar installation.
  • Under the federal Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) businesses may recover their solar investment through depreciation deductions.
  • Many states, utilities and local governments offer incentives for solar installations. See the dsireusa.org website to research incentives available in your market.
  • Your solar generated electricity may provide a hedge against future electricity rate increases. It will generate electricity during peak periods of electricity demand.
  • Your building may be more valuable to prospective buyers or tenants. Your solar investment makes a strong public statement to your customers, employees and the community.
  • Your solar array will help lower carbon dioxide emissions.

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If you are interested in learning about the renewable energy incentives available in your state, we recommend visiting www.dsireusa.org . If you are interested in obtaining a proposal for solar installation on your building/property, and would like to speak with a qualified contractor who specializes in solar installations, please contact us.