There are as many manufacturers of solar equipment as there are solar installers in San Diego County — over 400! There are several factors that can make the decision easier when choosing solar panels for your business. Solar panel pricing, wattage, product warranty, and company stability are great measures to help you make the right decision.
Ultimately, installing a solar energy system for your business is about saving money on your electricity costs. If roof space is not an issue, you can usually find a better price on lower wattage panels, such as Canadian or SolarWorld solar panels. If you have limitations on roof space or want the premium products, choosing a premium all-in-one solution like the SunPower Helix system may be the right decision for your commercial solar needs.
At SolarTech, we offer several solar panel options to achieve your solar goal, whether it’s getting the most cost savings or owning a best-in-class solar energy system.
Most commercial solar installations utilize central inverters instead of mircoinverters. Microinverters, which are often used to mitigate shade impact or varied performance of several arrays, are not typically issues experienced when installing a solar energy system on a flat/open roof space of a business. Central inverters cost less and minimize point-of-failure concerns by drastically reducing equipment used.
Commercial energy needs are a great application for energy storage solutions, however, the cost of battery technology and the current Net Metering benefits make it a less attractive option. The greatest advantage to installing solar with energy storage for your business now would be to minimize peak demand and the associated charges from the utility. Every commercial solar project SolarTech installs is storage-ready, so when the cost of batteries come down enough to make it an economically viable option, you’ll be able to add this to your energy system and save even more.