Debunking Common Myths About Commercial Solar Electric Systems

3 December 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


If you own a business, you are likely aware that supplying your business with electricity is a major expense each month. Between lighting, computer terminals and point of sale systems, it is possible for even small business to accrue expensive power bills every month. In addition to eating into your profit margins, using this electricity can be bad for the environment because it causes power plants to generate more carbon. While solar electric systems can reduce these problems, many business owners fail to install these systems because they believe a couple of prevalent misconceptions. 

Myth: Commercial Solar Electric Systems Are Too Expensive For Most Businesses

Sadly, some business owners may not consider installing these systems because they automatically assume that they are cost prohibitive. However, this is not always the case, and there is an important factor that you should consider when deciding whether or not to make this upgrade. 

There are many tax incentives designed to help offset the high initial costs of these systems. However, the exact amount available to you through these incentives will vary based on where you are. Local and state governments are often the administrators of these incentives, and you will need to speak with your local officials to determine what options are available to you. 

Myth: It Is Hard To Determine How Much Power You Need Your System To Generate

Anything involving electronics and electricity can be a very confusing topic. This is particularly true when you are attempting to determine what type of solar system your business needs. Fortunately, you do not have to do this task without professional help from a company like DPW Solar Electric

Most solar contractors can help you estimate the amount of power you will need your system to generate. However, they will need some information to be able to perform these calculations. In particular, they will need a copy of your business's energy usage over the past year. 

Sadly, many business owners do not keep these records, but you can obtain a copy from your local power company. You may have to pay a nominal charge for them to copy the record, but this is an essential task if you want your contractor's help calculating power demand. 

Many business owners fail to appreciate the important benefits that can come from the installation of a solar power system. However, dispelling these two common myths will help some business owners decide to invest in these systems and enjoy lower monthly power bills.