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Commercial establishments find solar energy to be a wise choice financially due to rising electricity rates. Knowing that sunlight is an abundant natural resource is a motivating factor, too for a company to take on a commercial solar panel system. The investment in solar power for businesses offer long-term savings, as it protects companies against rising electric rates. This in turn allows companies to better forecast future utility expenses. A commercial solar panel system boasts a virtually maintenance-free presence. Solar panels for businesses are a big help with little worry. What could be more attractive to you as a business owner than a hassle-free energy system that reduces operating costs at the same time?
A commercial solar panel system mounts on buildings’ roofs or integrates into buildings’ structures, such as a solar carport or building awning. Abbott Electric, Inc. designs a commercial solar panel system appropriate for your site and your power requirements. Solar power for business installation is very simple. Abbott Electric, Inc. mounts solar modules on your business’ roof or grounds to convert sunlight into DC power.
A commercial solar panel system delivers power to your site through a device called an inverter, or power converter, which converts the DC power from the solar modules to AC power, which is identical to power that utility grids send. Power travels from the inverter to your electrical service panel (your breaker box). From there, it’s distributed to electrical loads throughout your site.
Any excess power produced by the solar modules and not used by your site flows back into the grid through your electric meter. This back-flow gets you credit with your utility company. Many businesses with commercial solar panel systems have an agreement with their utility companies about this credit and it’s called net metering. You have the choice of installing a time-of-use meter, allowing you to be credited for power at different rates, peak rates, off- peak rates, etc. As you know, rate hikes depend on the time of day, week, and month. DFW energy use peak periods are typically week day summer afternoons. If you send power to a utility grid during peak times, you get credit at the higher peak rate. When you collect credit on off-peak times, your account will be debited at off peak rates. Most businesses find a time-of-use meter helpful, but keep in mind that you only get credit from your utility company if you don’t use all the power you are generating from your commercial solar panel system.
Call Abbott Electric, Inc. today at 940-367-4575, and we’ll get your business on its way to saving money with a solar power for business installation.