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Solar Systems Make $ense for Your Commercial Building

Electricity costs are a growing concern for commercial property owners. Electricity rates in California have risen an average of 5% annually for the past three decades and are anticipated to increase by 8% in the next 2 years. A solar system from Suntricity will enable you to lock in low electricity costs and protect your bottom line from rising utility bills.

And, there's never been a smarter time to invest in a solar system for your office building, shopping center or apartments. With available federal, state and local rebate programs and today's low interest rates, solar power is affordable for everyone. The federal tax credit covers 30% of the system cost, and with additional state and utility rebates available up to 45% available, you can cut the net cost of a solar system by more than 70%.

A Suntricity solar system can shrink your electric bill by an average of 65%, and the savings are immediate. What's more, your savings will go up as utility rates rise.

And, available financing can enable you to purchase your system with no money down. With a line of credit at current low interest rates, you can finance the balance of the system cost and still save money on your utility bill.

Solar Panel Basics

Solar panels consist of photovoltaic (PV) cells that convert sunlight into direct current (DC) power. These panels, usually installed on rooftops, have no moving parts and last at least 25 years.

The DC power generated by the solar panels travels to an inverter, which converts it into alternating current (AC) power, the standard electrical current used in homes and commercial buildings. From the inverter, AC power moves to the electrical panel, or breaker box, where it is now ready to use in your home or commercial building.

Even with a solar system, your property must remain connected to the utility grid to provide electricity at night and during other periods when more power is needed than the solar system can produce. The amount of electricity consumed is measured by a utility meter. Because we have what is called "Net Metering" in California, if a solar system produces more power than needed, the meter actually spins backwards, accumulating credits with the utility company that will offset your next bill.