Businesses are always looking for ways to operate more efficiently. One of the best business decisions you could make today for your long-term success is to harness solar energy with solar panel installation from the Edmonton roofing contractors at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP.
Alberta is a national leader in solar energy and solar energy developments. This should come as no surprise with our abundant solar resources. If you own a commercial property, it’s a great time to consider going solar.
The Business Benefits of Going Solar
Choosing solar panels for a commercial building provides many important benefits. While it is an investment, you’ll get to enjoy instant savings on your energy bills. Commercial spaces spend a small fortune every month on the cost of lights and operating electronics. Over time, your solar panels will pay for themselves with these savings.
Another way that solar panels can help pay for themselves is by increasing your property value. Potential buyers will like the prospect of a smaller energy bill thanks to pre-installed solar panels. Additionally, by reducing your environmental impact, your business can generate more goodwill.
Solar Panels for Commercial Building: Costs Breakdown
Commercial solar arrays typically supply around 15kW on the lower end for a small commercial space to over 250kW on the higher end for a larger commercial space. Solar panel installation costs are generally calculated on a per-watt basis.
In Alberta, the cost of a solar panel installation is usually $2 to $3 per watt. The larger the array, the better the deal, which means that businesses are generally spending less per watt than homeowners. You can save money on the cost of a solar array through Alberta’s Residential and Commercial Solar Program (RCSP).
Energy Efficiency Alberta Commercial Solar Program Incentives
Any business with facilities in Alberta is eligible for rebates through the RCSP. The incentives amount to 75 cents per watt up to a maximum rebate of $1,000,000 or 35%, whichever is the lesser of the two. This makes solar panel installation considerably more affordable for business owners.
Expenses included in the maximum payable incentive are:
- The cost of materials and equipment, such as the solar panels and wiring
- The cost of the array design and engineering
- The cost of installing the solar panel array
- The cost of obtaining required permits and approvals
- The cost of electrical and building inspections
- The cost of any necessary distribution system upgrades
Edmonton Roofers Providing Commercial Solar Panel Installation
When it comes to your commercial roof, you want a roofing contractor you can rely on. A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. is one of the most trusted and reliable commercial roofing companies in Edmonton. We can let you know if solar panels are a good option for you and provide you with a free estimate on the cost of installation for your commercial building.