Blue Sky Energy Solutions
We offer the most affordable commercial solar panel installation packages in the industry. Let the experts take care of you.
Utility costs are one of the largest expenses for most businesses. As your company grows, it consumes more energy — for lighting, HVAC, production, computing, and more.
Compounding the issue, commercial utility costs continue to rise every day. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. already spend more than $60 billion a year on energy. And energy market experts predict that the increases in the average per-kilowatt-hour cost of electricity will persist long-term.
When you’re using a free and inexhaustible source of energy, your bottom line is less affected by energy market fluctuations. As a result, you can drastically reduce — or even completely eliminate — monthly electricity bills. Those savings can then be redirected back into your organization, making solar energy a true investment for your business.
Still, the decision to install solar is a big one. In order to recoup your initial investment as quickly as possible, you need a partner who will help you both select an appropriate system for your facilities and help you maximize your return on investment.
At Blue Sky Solar, we do more than just offer commercial solar panel installation. We offer full end-to-end solar solutions and complete project management from start to finish. Our services include free site analysis, engineering and design services, financing, rebate application, installation, permitting, inspections, monitoring, and ongoing service and maintenance.
Various companies turn to us for commercial solar panel installation in order to lower operating costs, reduce tax liability through government credits and accelerated depreciation, and grow revenues by differentiating from competitors.
Commercial solar panels are a smart investment to lower your tax liability, reduce your operating expenses, and further your sustainability goals and marketing efforts.
For many businesses, solar is primarily a financial decision. The cost of solar installation is partially offset by federal and local incentives including tax credits, depreciation, grants such as the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) managed by the USDA, and rebates.
An investment in commercial solar power provides a strong internal rate of return (IRR) and a more favorable payback period than most residential systems.
Growing numbers of businesses in the United States are seeing the financial and environmental benefits of solar energy, leading to a record 3.5 gigawatts of projects under contract as of August 2018.
Companies such as Walmart, Kohl’s, and Amazon are leading the way, with growth across many corporate sectors.
As one of the national leaders in solar, we’ve had the privilege of working with some of the most esteemed businesses in a wide range of industries. In our experience, commercial sectors that benefit from solar include:
We work to maximize your investment in commercial solar panels and exceed your expectations. That begins with your custom proposal and in-person site survey. We provide a detailed analysis of your system layout, cost and savings benefit including applicable tax credits and rebates and more.
For Blue Sky Solar, no two commercial solar installation projects are alike. Each system is specifically designed to meet your needs, and the limitations of your building’s structure and budget. We will design each system to comply zoning restrictions, mounting and location limits.
Blue Sky Solar provides various options to work within your budget. With the solar tax credit, 26% of all solar energy system installation costs are subtracted directly from your federal income tax payments! Financing options include cash purchase, operating lease, capital lease, and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
Let us handle the paperwork. Blue Sky Solar takes care of all permitting associated with your new solar panel installation, including all utility interconnection agreements, net-metering applications, local building and electrical permits, and all rebate incentive documents.
You only want the best for your commercial solar installation. Our certified teams build systems focused on craftsmanship with minimal disruption to your schedule. We do not subcontract any portion of the solar installation process. Rest assured, every team member attending your job is a full time, fully trained employee of Blue Sky Solar. Let us handle every detail of your solar panel installation.
Complete customer service means that we are fully invested for the life of your commercial solar panel system. Blue Sky Solar monitors performance to ensure that your panels achieve optimal output every day. If we detect an issue, we address it. In addition, your new system includes a web-based application so that you can monitor your commercial solar power savings in real time, anytime.
Commercial Building Owners can deduct the full cost of a roof replacement up to 1M dollars the year it’s completed using the Section 179 Tax Deduction.
What Can Qualify for 179 Tax Deduction?
These are just some examples, not all of them. Commercial Building Owners can write off up to 1M dollars of their Re-Roof project even if they do not pay for it! Meaning it was paid for by the insurance carrier and/or a commercial funding company. That’s a huge tax deduction!!
There is also a 179D tax deduction available to commercial building owners that make eligible energy-efficient improvements (aka Solar Panel Installation) to their commercial buildings, which allows them to deduct up to $1.80 SF, approximately half of their Solar installation in Year One.
What Can Qualify for 179D Tax Deduction?
Together these two tax deductions combine to make one of the best available Tax Strategies ever created in U.S. History for Commercial Building Owners.
However, many today are unaware that Section 179 applies to Commercial Re-Roofing. This is a HUGE OPPORTUNITY for Commercial Building Owners and we include these savings in the proposals.
Yes, commercial solar panels are worth it. A commercial solar panel system is worth the investment, time and effort starting from the point of purchase to installation. They are a long-term investment that will benefit your business for decades to come.
Commercial solar panels are more expensive than residential solar panels because they’re larger and usually more panels are needed. The average commercial solar cost is about $2.00 per watt. Before any solar rebates and incentives go into effect, a commercial customer can expect to pay an average of $200,000.
A commercial solar panel system is around 100 kilowatts (kW) and will produce about 136,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. Every commercial installation is different. Some contain more or less than 100 kW, so it’s best to speak with a solar specialist to determine how many watts you need.
Commercial solar works in the same way that residential solar works, except sizing, equipment and watts needed will differ. A shipping warehouse and a small boutique are technically both commercial businesses, but a warehouse will require more panels to sustain its energy needs.
The length of time it requires to install commercial solar panels is between a week and a couple months, but it completely depends on the size of your project. Large warehouses or parking lot projects will require more time than a small brick-and-mortar boutique. There’s also various cabling and mounting infrastructure to consider for your specific installation process.