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Yes, you will want to do this to ensure your roof lasts the same amount of time as the commercial solar panels. Not replacing the roof can lead to additional costs. Our recommendation is to replace your roof if it’s older than 5 years.

In most cases, with commercial solar, you can eliminate or substantially lower your electric bill and, in some states, it can lead to revenue.

Yes, there are tax incentives for commercial solar! The Federal Tax Incentive is 30% on the cost of the solar project. There are additional incentives based on the state you live in.

No, not necessarily. In most cases, we take care of the design and installation of commercial solar panels.

East, South, and West facings are ideal commercial solar installation areas.

At the federal level, you’ll qualify for the federal solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). In 2024, the ITC will provide a 30% tax credit on your commercial solar panel installation costs, provided that your taxable income is greater than the credit itself.

You can use the solar tax credit from your commercial solar for up to five years.

You can only claim the solar tax credit one time for your commercial solar power installation. If you have any unused amount remaining on your tax credit that you are unable to claim in a single tax year, you may be able to carry over that tax credit value for up to five years.

The system owner decides how to allocate the payments: In the Buy-All structure, the seller will receive quarterly payments for all energy and RECs produced by the project. The seller can elect for a portion of the total compensation to be assigned to a third party, with payments made quarterly. Any remaining compensation will be applied to the customer’s monthly bill as a monetary credit. In the Netting structure, the value of the energy will be applied to the customer’s bill as a monetary credit each month. The customer can choose to either receive quarterly direct payments for the value of the RE Cs, or they can assign all or a portion of the value of the RECs to a third party.

The System Owner may determine how the Total Incentive Payment will be divided between two compensation options:
a) A monthly monetary on-bill credit that will be applied to the customer of record’s EDC billing account for the project site to offset their electric bill, and/or;
b) A quarterly direct payment provided to a Tariff Payment Beneficiary

In the buy-all structure, the payments can be divided between these two options and the percentages are selected at the time of bid submission. Payments are made at the as-bid price, and the Bidder chooses the percentage of that payment to be an on-bill credit vs. a quarterly direct payment. In the buy-all structure, the quarterly direct payments cannot be made to the customer of record, they must be made to a third party.

In the netting structure, bill credits are calculated using the as-bid “energy” price, and the quarterly direct payments to the tariff payment beneficiary are paid at the as-bid “REC” price. In netting, the quarterly direct payments can be made to the customer of record or a third party.