For the past 50 years, electricity costs have skyrocketed. From about 2 cents per kilowatt-hour to over 12 cents per kwh! That’s a 500% increase!
Commercial solar panels will dramatically reduce your electricity bills. All the way up to 100%. In just one year …
What will you do with all that extra capital? Invest in more equipment? Hire that extra sales rep? Or, finally take that long-postponed vacation?
Yes, the initial installation of commercial solar panels is a big-ticket item, BUT within four or five years, it typically pays for itself. Much quicker than most other investments.
Plus there are up to 72% in offsets to assist with the installation cost.
Tax Credits — The federal government offers a 30% tax credit off the installed cost of your business’s new solar system. For every dollar spent on solar, you can reduce your year-end tax liability by 30%
Federal and State Depreciation — A commercial solar system can take advantage of accelerated depreciation. This offsets an additional 37%.
Utility Rebates — Depending on your utility provider, you may qualify for another 5% in savings off the cost of your solar installation.
There’s never been a better time to invest in solar. Plus with certain favorable programs scheduled to phase out or reduce benefits, it’s truly smart not to delay your investment. Here’s why …
It’s important to properly size your solar array. You don’t want to over-build or under-build. Our first step is to perform a detailed assessment of your operations.
Our assessment begins with a look at your historical energy use. Pickett Solar has developed a tool that models your electric usage against available utility rate schedules.
Your utility charges based on several variables:
We download your 15-minute readings from the utility for an entire year and then add in what a solar array will produce.
Weather excluded, we calculate what your new solar system will produce each month. Then we break all the numbers down to tell you which rate schedule will work best with solar for your operations.
Next we assess your projected usage for the future, which includes potential expansion. You don’t want to get caught with a system that’s under-built. Then we look at the space available for solar panels. Now we’re ready to run the numbers.
If we do recommend an installation of commercial solar panels for your business, you can rest assured you have the necessary information to make a smart decision.
With all the solar companies out there, it’s difficult to sort through them and know whom to trust. With Pickett Solar you get a Fresno / Clovis area company with deep roots in the community. As a division of Don Pickett & Associates, Inc., we also have an extensive background in design and construction. That means we can catch potential construction problems prior to signing a contract. This saves you from unpleasant surprises when it comes time to pull permits and install your solar system. Plus we know the ins and outs of local governmental regulations. We also know the people in charge. Your project will move smoothly through the regulatory process. If a problem arises, key personnel can be onsite quickly whether during construction or after completion. You won’t wait for someone to travel from hundreds of miles away.
We were so happy with the results and the savings that we are adding a 2-megawatt project that will add 6,360 more solar panels. This will bring our total offset of electricity to 72% and will be one of the largest privately owned systems in the Valley.
I selected Pickett Solar because of their reputation. I was also impressed with the time and effort they put into the proposed design. Pickett Solar's team was professional and completed the project with minimal disruption to golfers.
Pickett Solar did a 1.1 megawatt solar array right next to our dairy ... and they were willing to adapt their proposal to what I wanted as a customer. I’d recommend Pickett Solar because they stand behind what they say.
Pickett Solar was very professional in their sales and construction operation. They took care of everything. We are very happy with our system.
It was a very pleasant experience with everyone involved in the project from start to finish. I would most certainly recommend Pickett to anyone. I'm very happy with the results of my business solar installations.