Commercial solar systems in Florida
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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Our Commercial Projects in Florida
Fortune 500 Company
Macy’s wanted to expand its long-standing pursuit of sustainability and reduce energy consumption.
Increase solar capacity by 25-35% over 2012 levels.
Macy’s is now generating over 50,000 mWh of energy, most of which is sold to others, driving down expenses and diversifying revenue.
Power Production Management Project
Scherer Construction was experiencing peak demand energy charges that was shrinking its profit margin.
Solar energy system installed using custom bracket system to distribute system weight over larger area of corrugated metal roof.
Peak demand charges were eliminated and 60% of electricity needs are now met with solar energy.
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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.