As a leading retail energy supplier, Direct Energy Business can offer a range of solutions for your energy supply, including solar.
Solar power offers your business long-term price certainty that may protect your business against rising costs and regulatory changes. It can be a valuable tool in your total energy strategy and you can utilize solar power with little or no up-front costs.
The Solar Investment Tax Credit (SITC), a 30 percent federal tax credit for solar systems installed at businesses, has been expanded through 2019, making now the perfect time to invest in solar energy. After 2019, the SITC will then scale down incrementally through 2021 and remain at 10 percent permanently starting in 2022.
The sale, contracting, design and installation of solar programs at your business can take between six to 12 months. There’s no better time than now to consider solar for your business. Even if you’ve looked at solar options in the past, the market has changed dramatically. You might be surprised at the financial sense solar makes today.
What is Solar?
Solar is a source of electric generation where electricity is generated by photovoltaic panels.
Considered to be a type of “behind-the meter” generation, (also known as “DG” or distributed generation) solar panels are installed at your business’s site to provide electricity direct to your facility. Learn more about how commercial solar works.
Reduce Operating Costs
On-site electricity production can reduce costs for your business. With distributed generation you're taking less power from the grid. Your business may even feed power onto the grid, which could generate a revenue stream in markets where net metering is supported. In capacity markets, on-site generation can help to reduce your capacity tags as well.
Powering Your Business with Solar
We can help you identify opportunities to install photovoltaic solar panels in markets where it makes the most sense for your business. Our experts will help you navigate incentive programs across your business footprint and we'll help you find the locations where solar makes the most sense. Here's a checklist to help you get started!
Fill out the form on this page and one of our energy experts will then set up an initial consultation to learn more about your business’ specific needs. You can also contact us at 800.437.7265 or email us at AdvisoryServices@directenergy.com.
Direct Energy Business and SolarCity have worked on a number of projects with well-known businesses, including one of the country’s largest independent food retailers, H-E-B.