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Install Commercial Solar Systems in Florida with PPM Solar

PPM Solar has been installing solar panels for commercial use in Florida since 2009.

Capitalize unused space to increase your bottom line — utilities are essential expenses that can rob a business of its cash flow. A business’ bottom line can become victim to the fluctuations and increases of utility costs. Bringing your energy expenses under control is an effective, yet often overlooked, method of increasing your bottom line.

Businesses can improve their bottom line by utilizing solar to stabilize fluctuations in energy expenses, protect against energy market volatility, and reduce payments to utility companies.

I started off purchasing a solar energy system for my home. After my experience with the sales and ownership team, along with the high quality of the installation of the system, contracted PPM to install a commercial system on my company’s building.
MIKE P.
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Lowest prices, highest incentives, ever

Today, the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for solar is one-third the cost of traditional utility offerings. Businesses who generate solar energy are guaranteed a 70% savings on energy for the useful life of a solar energy system, approximately 30 years.

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Commercial solar panel efficiency advantages and disadvantages

Utility costs negatively affect the bottom line of any business operation. They are simply impossible to avoid. Some businesses (including the largest and most successful) are turning to solar power to reduce utility expenses and reap an excellent ROI with solar.

Walmart, Amazon, CVS, and Macys, are some of the largest users of solar energy in the US and Florida today. Simply put, if a business has unoccupied roof space, it is worth giving a solar project a closer look.

On average, the simplified levelized payback time on a commercial solar project today is 3.5 —  5.5 years, yielding 15-30% annual return. Once the system is paid for, businesses enjoy free electricity for additional 18-21 years under a solar panel warranty.

While the solar module efficiency is critical for residential projects with limited roof space, commercial projects are often about the lowest per-watt cost. This is where a balance needs to be achieved between efficiency and energy yield over time. Simply put, the goal is to achieve the fastest return on investment, while maximizing the lifecycle energy yield and driving down the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE).

PPM Solar has the track record and experience to bring your commercial project to life. We have experience in Florida with a wide range of solutions for different industries, utilities, nonprofits, and academia.

By opening a conversation about a solar project, you start the process of benefiting your organization and demonstrating environmental stewardship to the business community and your customer base.

Let our team of experts guide you in this process and lay out the best options for your business quickly and efficiently.

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Community leadership Environmental stewardship

63% of Fortune 100 companies have set clean energy goals and 48% of Fortune 500 companies have set climate or clean energy targets. A significant number of these businesses set 100% renewable energy goals.

Source: World Wildlife Fund

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Federal Tax Credit has increased in value

The current federal solar incentive is currently set at 30%. It is, however, scheduled to decrease in 2033 from 30% down to 26% and from 26% to 22% in 2034. There has never been a better time to go solar, as the incentives remain at their highest, and inflation is slowly creeping the prices of solar installations up.

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Top companies by megawatt installed

American businesses are leading the transition to clean economy because it’s smart business and it’s what their customers want. Clean energy is fueling economic opportunity from coast to coast. […] these companies are making it very clear that a transition to a low-carbon economy is inevitable.”

– Marty Spitzer, Senior Director, World Wildlife Fund.

What our customers say

Join our many satisfied customers and call us today!

PPM proudly showcases our 5-star customer reviews and ratings because our team

diligently ensures personable sales and installation that produces excellent results!

Peter McFetridge
Peter McFetridge
2022-08-02
Fantastic company- when an investment of this magnitude happens it’s often hard to separate the charlatans from the real quality business. Once we’d made our minds up and moved forward we were so pleased we decided to work with PPM - 10/10 quality, efficient and trustworthy.
gevalin srisooksai
gevalin srisooksai
2022-06-28
Very professional, punctual, flexible, great communication and very hardworking team!! (Tesla wall charger installation)
Anna Choi
Anna Choi
2022-06-28
The sales stage was convincing and great. The wait time for panels to arrive was horrible. The installation was great. The result was poor. The performance of the system is not as sold. It does not offset 98% of my electric bill. There are noticeably low bad performing panels next to good ones, so probably defective. I have reported and requested service and been waiting for more than a year for a response, getting none.. The system is a lemon and the company is a ghost. Definitely would not recommend it to anyone. Continuing my experience…. PPM has finally responded, without arguing or evading. Frankly, it has been so great that I have upped my 1 star review to 4 stars. The company was very quick and effective. They apologized effusively for any miscommunications and delays, they came out immediately, diagnosed and analyzed the situation, found all the issues and even admitted some undersizing in the setup and offered a solution. What more can a customer ask for? The 5th star will be pending the final adjustments to my system and hopefully getting closer to the 98% offset objective. In the meantime, I must say, “I am so glad PPM is a local company, I can’t imagine how bad dealing with a one from Jax, Tampa or even Orlando would have been! Working with PPM in this post sales process is where you see the true customer service, and when PPM has differentiated itself from those stranger out of town companies.”.
Kimberly S
Kimberly S
2022-06-12
PPM Solar is a fantastic company with knowledgeable and professional employees! We worked with Nina to set up everything and appreciate her prompt and courteous communication. We had solar panels installed which included a garage wall charger for an electric vehicle. It seemed that running the cable through our attic was challenging, but they figured it all out and we are so grateful! The installers, Angel and Akeenen, even cleaned up after by vacuuming the garage! We appreciate their attention to detail and friendly service!
D H III
D H III
2022-06-05
Thanks Power Production Management, for a job well done from start to finish. Extremely knowledgeable salesman, engineers, installers, front office coordinator's and owners. PPM keeps their personnel abreast with changes and updates in real time. My solar system looks and performs AMAZING! Great team! Thanks again
Ernst Kordgien
Ernst Kordgien
2022-05-02
When we decided to go Solar we chose PPM as the provider because they answered all my questions and concerns. The sales representative, Mike was very accommodating. The placement of system was very important as it is a ground mount. We have nearly ten acres, and we placed it in a pasture so as not to be in our yard. We started the process in August of 2021 and we’re told that it would be late October for install. The system was not installed until mid-February. Our county permitting office was slow to process the permit according to PPM. The installation crew was very professional and quick. Once installation was complete it took well over a month for our system to become active. It was not until I myself contacted Duke that the new meter was installed, and we could begin generating. We would have given the company five stars, but because of the delays in installation and production was not just because of outside agencies. We believe much of the delay was internal as often times it would take more than one text or email into the PPM office before getting a response.
Doug Lobo
Doug Lobo
2022-04-14
PPM Solar installed my roof-based solar system in the fall of 2020. I have had it up and running for well over a year and during this period my solar system has supplied 100% of my homes electricity needs, which includes a heated pool and spa and an electric car. In fact, I have had surplus power that I was able to get a credit back from FPL at the end of the year. The PPM folks who installed my solar system were conscientious, thorough, considerate, and extremely professional. Mark answered all my questions, and there were many, happily and patiently and offered me insightful feedback on the best systems available and my best options for getting the best system at the best price. In the end, I went with REC panels and Enphase microinverters. I liked the system so much that I bought stock in Enphase. I would highly recommend getting a solar system. I got a wonderful tax credit and PPM was able to connect me with the Clean Energy Credit Union, which financed my system at a very competitive interest rate. All in all, I would say do your homework and research because I did, and I found that PPM Solar offered me the best price on the best system and the entire process was seamless. I think if you are serious about installing a solar, then a call to PPM would be very prudent, and I know that you will be happy that you did.
Joe Abrams
Joe Abrams
2022-04-12
Out of the 18 different solar companies/brokers I dealt with, PPM has been the most prompt and upfront on pricing, equipment and installation. They didn't have any hidden fees and were straightforward in every step of the procedure. They took care of everything from the permit to HOA to the utility company. Mike was always ready to clarify my doubts. Nina was prompt in sorting any issues and was great at coordinating. Omid did a wonderful job with the engineering side of things and April was very helpful with the monitoring app. Last but not the least, Hadley was very knowledgeable and ready to explain every single detail. There are hundreds of solar installers but people at PPM make sure its the best experience and makes you want to move to the solar route.
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Our Commercial Projects in Florida

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80.2 kW System
saves ~$1103 a month
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80.2 kW System
saves ~$1103 a month
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80.2 kW System
saves ~$1103 a month

Case Studies

Macy’s

Fortune 500 Company

Challenge
Macy’s wanted to expand its long-standing pursuit of sustainability and reduce energy consumption.

Solution
Increase solar capacity by 25-35% over 2012 levels.

Result
Macy’s is now generating over 50,000 mWh of energy, most of which is sold to others, driving down expenses and diversifying revenue.

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Sherer Construction

Power Production Management Project

Challenge
Scherer Construction was experiencing peak demand energy charges that was shrinking its profit margin.

Solution
Solar energy system installed using custom bracket system to distribute system weight over larger area of corrugated metal roof.

Result
Peak demand charges were eliminated and 60% of electricity needs are now met with solar energy.

 

Source: SunPower.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the lifespan of a commercial solar panel?

Due to the sturdiness of the commercial panels, they can last 15-20 years.

Do I need planning permission for commercial solar panels?

Additional reviews are required to facilitate a commercial project. They may be necessary due to local authorities, utilities, or federal agencies to assure safety and compliance of a solar project. However, Florida Solar Rights act has strong protections for any entity going solar, and PPM will take care of all submittals, permits, and permissions on your project.

How efficient are commercial solar systems?

The efficiency level averages between 17-20% for commercial solar system units.

Why should businesses go solar?

  • Federal Investment Tax Credit of 30%! 
  • Less reliance on the electrical grid
  • Decrease in expenses
  • Return of Investment is higher due to the tax credit and net metering
  • Going solar is better for the environment- this can help with community relations between the business and consumers
  • Property value increases
  • More financing options 
  • Little to no maintenance

Can solar energy be used 24 hours a day?

Yes! When paired with a solar battery storage unit, and depending on the amount of energy stored in the battery, solar energy can be used 24 hours a day. Sunlight powered energy through the daylight hours, and stored sunlight energy for the evening and nighttime hours.

What is a Tier 2 solar system in Florida?

Florida’s solar panel units are divided into a 3-tier system measured by kilowatts. This is part of the state’s interconnection and net metering guidelines. Tier 2’s kilowatt measurements are between 10kw and 100kw.

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