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Overview of Commercial Solar Solutions

As a leading provider of commercial solar systems SolarSME listens to our commercial customers to provide them with the custom solar and energy storage systems they need.

We provide grid-tied, off-grid and hybrid solar and custom energy storage systems to our business customers. Here’s a breakdown of each type:

  • Off-Grid Solar:  A solar system with an energy storage backup system, designed to provide all of a businesses energy needs.

  • On-Grid Solar:  A solar array designed to provide a business with lower-cost electricity from solar panels during the day.

  • Hybrid Solar Systems:  On-grid solar systems with energy storage included. These allow a business the greatest flexibility in energy use and spending.

Benefits of Commercial Solar System


Reduced Operating Expenses

By going solar at your business with one of SolarSME’s commercial solar installations you can reduce your energy costs substantially and can enable long-term energy cost planning, which can help you grow your business by freeing up money for other investments. Our industry-leading installations seamlessly integrate into your operations, providing a sustainable, cost-effective energy source. Lowering energy costs, long-term cost planning, all allowed by making the choice to become more sustainable—what’s stopping you from considering it.

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Commercial Solar Tax Incentives and Rebates

The up-front cost of solar may seem high, but it pays back for years, decades even! However, there are multiple incentives and rebates that significantly reduce the up-front costs of going solar.  SolarSME’s renewable energy professionals will help you leverage all the incentives and rebates in your area to help you get the lowest up-front costs and quickest return on investment possible.


Enhance Corporate Image and Branding

It’s clear that embracing solar energy is an opportunity to improve your corporate image and branding by showing a commitment to making greener, more sustainable choices. But more importantly it’s a savvy business move that helps you control your energy spending—something other business owners will also appreciate.

In the end you’ve got all the positives to consider going solar at business: improve your public image by showing a commitment to sustainable practices, control your spending more wisely, enabling long-term planning, and getting the best deal on a new system by consulting with SolarSME. It’s definitely a win win win situation!

Environmental Sustainability and
Corporate Responsibility

Transform your business with Commercial Solar Solutions and Showcase your Corporate Responsibility to the planet. Demonstrate your commitment to a greener future, appealing to conscious consumers and stakeholders. Make a powerful statement about your brand’s responsibility and resilience—choose Commercial Solar to drive success with a positive impact on both your bottom line and the planet.

Our Commercial Solar Installation Process

At SolarSME, the commercial solar installation process is simple and seamless:

  • Initial Consultation:  We conduct an initial meeting to understand your energy needs and goals, your budget, and your expectations.

  • Site Assessment:  In the next step, our experts thoroughly evaluate your site to determine its solar potential, by analyzing major factors like structural integrity, orientation, and shading.

  • System Design & Proposal:  On the basis of site evaluation, we customized a solar system according to your requirements and prepared detailed proposal reflecting the PV system specifications and expected performance.

  • Solar Financing Options & Incentives:  To help you maximize your savings and ROI, we assist our valuable clients with best solar financing options and available incentives.

  • Solar System Installation:  After signing the proposal, our experienced team take the responsibility of the entire installation process We ensure system efficiency, quality workmanship and minimal disruption in the process.

  • Final Inspection & System Activation:  Once the commercial solar system is installed, we conduct a final inspection. Before activation, SolarSME make sure that everything meets our standards. On approval, we activate your system so that you can reap all the benefits of solar energy for the future.

Commercial Solar Services

Commercial Solar Opportunities

SolarSME Commercial Solar Projects
  • Project Title: Epiphany Dermatology
  • City/ State/ Zip: Waco, TX, 76710
  • System Size: 96.69KWp
  • System Type: Grid-Tied System
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a commercial solar system?

A commercial solar system refers to a solar PV setup designed to meet the energy needs of businesses or large-scale enterprises. It typically involves the installation of solar panels on commercial properties to harness sunlight and convert it into electricity, providing a sustainable and cost-effective energy solution.

What is the ROI for commercial solar?

The return on investment (ROI) for commercial solar systems varies based on factors like location, system size, and local incentives. On average, commercial solar projects often achieve ROI within 3 to 7 years. The commercial solar panel systems provide long-term cost savings as businesses generate their electricity and potentially earn income through renewable energy incentives.

How much does commercial solar cost in the US?

The cost of commercial solar installations in the United States varies widely based on factors like system size, location, and project complexity. A typical commercial installation might cost between $100,000 and $2 million, depending on specific project requirements.

Is solar worth it for business owners?

Yes, solar can be worth it for business owners. While the initial investment may seem significant, businesses often experience long-term cost savings on energy bills, potential tax incentives, and enhanced sustainability. Additionally, solar installations can enhance a company's reputation and appeal to environmentally conscious customers, contributing to overall business success.

How many kWh can a commercial solar panel produce?

The energy production of a commercial solar panel depends on factors like location, sunlight exposure, and panel efficiency. On average, a commercial solar panel with an efficiency of 15-20% can produce about 1.5 to 2.5 kWh per square meter per day, translating to roughly 150-250 kWh per installed kilowatt per year.

Can a business take advantage of solar tax credit?

Yes, businesses in the United States can take advantage of the solar investment tax credit (ITC). The ITC allows eligible businesses to claim a federal tax credit of up to 26% of the cost of installing a solar energy system. This incentive significantly contributes to the financial appeal of adopting solar solutions for commercial properties.

How long do commercial solar panels last?

Commercial solar panels typically have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years. While their energy production efficiency may decline slightly over time, most manufacturers offer warranties guaranteeing at least 80% performance for 25 years. Regular solar maintenance and quality installation contribute to maximizing the longevity and efficiency of commercial solar panels.

How do you size a commercial solar system?

Sizing a commercial solar system involves evaluating the business's energy consumption, location, and available space. Factors like solar irradiance, shading, and efficiency help determine the appropriate system size. Analysis of historical energy usage guides the selection, ensuring the solar installation meets the specific energy needs and financial goals of the commercial enterprise.

How long does it take to install commercial solar panels?

The installation timeline for commercial solar panels varies based on factors such as system size, complexity, and local regulations. On average, a commercial solar installation may take several weeks to a few months. This timeframe includes permitting, system design, equipment procurement, and actual installation, followed by necessary inspections and commissioning.

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