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Commercial, Utility, Government Solar System Cost

Commercial solar systems by Solar Electric Supply (SES) are custom solar panel grid-tie power systems for commercial buildings using Kyocera, Sharp, Trina, Shuco, Suntech, Sunpower, Sanyo Yingli, and Upsolar solar panels. Grid-tie inverters include: PV Powered, Satcon, SMA, and GE. We offer below factory direct pricing with factory technical support available and can assist with the solar system design, return on investment calculation, and solar system financing. Solar system rebate application assistance is also available.

solar system costSES designs and integrates Utility-Scale Solar Systems, Solar Farms, Solar Tracking Systems, Municipal Systems, and Industrial Solar Systems.

We are familiar with Renewable & Alternative Power, CREST, PG&E, SDG&E, SCE, LADWP, Excel, LIPA and many other solar incentive programs such as Solar Feed in Tariffs and RAM program; Renewable Automated Auction programs are also available in select areas. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado and many other states have solar rebate and or solar SREC programs. Buy direct and save thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on your commercial solar project or solar farm.

We are very experienced in the design and distribution of commercial solar systems for condominiums, townhouses, homeowners associations, apartment complexes, senior development communities, and multi-metered dwellings. Let our team assist with determining what the best commercial solar solution is for your solar project at a low solar system cost.

Sloped Roof Systems Flat Roof Systems Ground Mount Systems Carport Mount Systems
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dot Composition roofs
dot All types of tile roofs
dot All types of corrugated steel
dot Standing metal seam roofs
dot Torch down or membrane roofs
dot Low penetration solar systems
dot Membrane or torch down roofs
dot Corrugated steel solar projects
dot Standing metal seam roofs
dot Concrete roof solar systems
dot All types of flat roof structures
dot Ballasted solar systems
dot Penetrated
dot Ballasted
dot Adjustable
dot Tracking
dot Multi-Pole
dot Custom Engineered Solutions
dot Commercial Solar Carport Systems
dot Utility-Scale Solar Carports
dot Custom Car Parks
dot Pre-fabricated Carports
dot Scalable Carport Structures
dot Custom Solar Shade Structures

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 Sloped Roof Comp Shingle     Ballasted Roof Mounted     Ground Mount Ballasted     Flat Roof Tilt Up     Sloped Metal Roof  
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dot PV Powered
dot Fronius
dot Enphase
dot Solectria
dot SolarEdge
dot SMA Sunny Boy
dot DPW
dot Unirac
dot Renusol
dot Prosolar
dot Schletter
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 "Time of Use" mandate (TOU) for all small and medium-sized businesses in California

The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) has approved a “Time of Use” mandate (TOU) for all small and medium-sized businesses. This TOU mandate goes into effect on November 1, 2013. You can expect increases in your future utility bills.

A commercial solar system from Solar Electric Supply is your best solution to offset this large increase in electricity cost. This affects all small and medium-sized businesses in California when they are mandated to this new TOU billing schedule. This means you will probably see a dramatic increase for the electrical power you use between 7:00AM-7:00PM Monday through Friday.

A photovoltaic solar system will help offset that cost during daylight hours and may actually run your meter backward during the weekends. The return on investment (ROI) maybe as high as 17%. This ROI is even higher when you install a commercial solar system taking advantage of buy down incentives. In many instances, this return is less than 5 years.

Contact us for a quotation and a financial analysis for your business. Our friendly commercial sales representatives are quite experienced in reviewing all of the rate plan option details available.

Solar Electric Supply can assist you with all facets of your commercial solar system project!

Our Commercial Grid-Tie Solar Systems include:

· Solar system array (solar modules or panels)
· Solar system grid-tie inverter
· Solar panel mounting system
· Balance of system components
· Single and three-line electrical drawings
· Design assistance and technical support
· Stamped engineering available from most manufacturers

Services we offer:

· Due to our purchasing volume, we offer below factory direct pricing
· Complete commercial solar system design assistance
· Electrical engineering design for your project
· Structural engineering analysis
· Site-specific solar feasibility studies
· Single and three-line electrical schematics
· Solar system installation and project management
· Wide selection of commercial solar system materials
· In-depth system performance and financial analysis reports available

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Our experienced professional team can assist you every step of the way

Solar financing assistance, system return on investment reports, solar SREC (PBI) performance-based incentive investigation, installation referral and solar technical training, financial analysis (ROI) solar interconnection, net-metering application assistance and on-site project management.

Solar Electric Supply Sloped Roof Solar System Pricing Examples
System Size 50kW 75kW 100kW 250kW 500kW 1,000kW
System Area 3,846 sq. ft. 5,769 sq. ft. 7,692 sq. ft. 19,231 sq. ft. 38,462 sq. ft. 76,924 sq. ft.
List Price $108,350 $158,400 $206,800 $486,750 $912,600 $1,808,300
sloped system
  • Maximum use of sloped roof space for commercial and GSA public buildings
  • Lightweight structure engineered to withstand 120 mph + winds and 50 lb snow loading
  • Available for standing seam metal roofs with no roof penetrations
Flush Mounted Solar System installed in Hawaii with a Prosolar Fast Jack Mounting System

Solar Electric Supply Penetrated Flat Roof Solar System Pricing Examples
System Size 50kW 75kW 100kW 250kW 500kW 1,000kW
System Area 5,814 sq. ft. 8,721 sq. ft. 11,628 sq. ft. 29,070 sq. ft. 58,140 sq. ft. 116,280 sq. ft.
List Price $114,950 $168,300 $220,000 $519,750 $977,400 $1,936,700
solar wedge
  • Designed for flat roof industrial and government buildings
  • Tilted arrays for optimum system performance available in 5, 10 and 15 degree tilt
  • Easy access to roof reduces maintenance. Assumed tilt is 10 degrees at 40 degree Latitude
Solar Wedge Mounting System installed in Gilroy, CA.

Solar Electric Supply Roof Ballasted System Pricing Examples
System Size 50kW 75kW 100kW 250kW 500kW 1,000kW
System Area 5,814 sq. ft. 8,721 sq. ft. 11,628 sq. ft. 29,070 sq. ft. 58,140 sq. ft. 116,280 sq. ft.
List Price $130,350 $174,900 $228,800 $541,750 $1,020,600 $2,022,300
unirac ballasted
  • Flat roof mounting system for commercial and Federal Government buildings
  • Requires no roof penetrations, also available without ballast
  • Designed for maximum strength and stability. Assumed tilt is 10 degrees at 40 degree Latitude
Unirac Commerical Solar Ballasted System installed at Cal Tech University in CA.

Solar Electric Supply Ground Mount System Pricing Examples
System Size 50kW 75kW 100kW 250kW 500kW 1,000kW
System Area 5,814 sq. ft. 8,721 sq. ft. 11,628 sq. ft. 29,070 sq. ft. 58,140 sq. ft. 116,280 sq. ft.
List Price $110,000 $160,875 $210,100 $495,000 $928,800 $1,840,400
schletter ground mount
  • Optimal use of unused open land space
  • Simple, low cost installation
  • Visible, attractive design. Assumed tilt is 25 degrees at 40 degree latitude
Schletter Ground-Mounted Solar Panel System

Solar Electric Supply Commercial Carport Mount System Pricing Examples
System Size 50kW 75kW 100kW 250kW 500kW 1,000kW
System Area 5,814 sq. ft. 8,721 sq. ft. 11,628 sq. ft. 29,070 sq. ft. 58,140 sq. ft. 116,280 sq. ft.
List Price $110,000 $160,875 $210,100 $495,000 $928,800 $1,840,400
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  • Quality Made in USA Commercial Solar Carport Systems
  • Solar Carport Design and Stamped Engineering Available from Manufacturer
  • Quick, easy to install while remaing cost competitive
Commercial Carport Solar Power System

Solar Power Feasibility for Your Business or Public Agency Building

businessWe have designed these solar grid-tie systems for business and government.

We apply years of experience to our custom system details for the commercial property owner, industrial facility manager, solar farm, or homeowner with a business on their property. Good common sense dictates that economic feasibility be a factor in your solar power business decision.

Grid tie solar electric systems for commercial businesses and government agencies are the fastest growing segment of the solar market worldwide. With net metering programs now approved in most of the U.S. states, thousands of businesses, schools, and government agencies are now experiencing the benefits of solar electricity.

With a 30% Federal tax credit for solar power grid tie systems through 2017, and a new option for a 30% Federal Rebate through 2011, now is the time to invest in a solar power system for your facility. Many states have rebates to further help subsidize the cost of the solar photovoltaic system. With solar panel warranties of 25 years, solar arrays will stabilize your power costs over that period.

Plus, grid-tie solar systems generate electricity during peak load times, often offsetting higher tier utility rates, enhancing the system's payback time!

Give us a toll-free call to review your power requirements, geographical location, and mounting options to ascertain the best system for your needs. We quickly determine the feasibility and economics of installing a solar grid tie system on your building or property. System design, electrical schematics, and installation support are always provided to our valued customers.

Basic Questions You May Have

Why should I install a solar power system on my business?

Return on Investment
With the federal tax credit, available state rebates, and a five year accelerated depreciation of the system value, the return on investment of a large solar power system has never been better. Typical ROI's are 5-8 years. With our financial analysis tools, we can help determine the ROI of a solar power system on your business.

Stabilize Your Power Costs
With utility rates rising every year, a solar power system can stabilize your power costs. After the system has paid for itseslf, you are producing free power, lowering the costs of the remaining power you buy from the utility.

Green Marketing
There's no better way to show your customers that your business cares about the planet than by installing a grid-tie solar system. Many of our customers state the fact that their business is solar powered in all their marketing literature and communications. You can talk about your business minimizing its carbon footprint. If your business is not too power hungry, you can actually become carbon neutral with a solar power system that offsets your carbon footprint 100%.

Time for a new roof?
There's no better time to install a solar power system than when you are putting on a new roof. You can drastically lower the cost of your system by using your roofing contractor to install the solar array supports on your underlying building structure. They will seal the supports and warranty their installation for any leaking. Then it's easy to install the array on the supports with your facilities staff or a local electrician.

Why should I buy a commercial grid-tie system from Solar Electric Supply?

Through our purchasing volume, Solar Electric Supply has negotiated the best pricing on solar modules, inverters, and the balance of system equipment.

We supply a complete custom-designed integrated solar power system for your facility at the lowest possible price. We encourage you to get an installed price for a solar power system and then compare it to our system prices. Look at the dollar per watt offered for a complete, installed system versus the dollar per watt cost for our systems.

If you can manage the installation with your staff or hire a subcontractor, you can save yourself considerable money and greatly accelerate your Return on Investment.

Solar Energy Systems can earn you LEED Certification Points!

Solar Electric Supply grid tie commercial solar electric energy systems can contribute 1-3 points for LEED Certification Category EAc2. LEED certifications were set in order to promote a common standard for building design and construction measures that contribute to the energy effiency and environmental compatibility of a building.

The U.S. Green Building Council, a US based non-profit organization with experts across the country in the building idustry, promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. The LEED certification rating system has become a green building standard, allowing sustainable buildings to be compared and rated. The highest ratings are a mark of prestige, and have been found to increase the desirability of a building by prospective tenant.

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Our Typical Customer

  • Office Buldings
  • Warehouses
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Hotels / Motels
  • Wineries
  • Golf Resorts & Clubhouses
  • Banks
  • Pharmacies
  • Auto Repair Shops
  • Community Centers
  • Schools
  • Municipal Facilities

Our Ideal Customer

  • Building or Property Owner
  • Long Term Lessors
  • Large, open roof or ground space
  • Facilities Manager capable of managing installation or hiring of electrician for installation
  • Newer roof built to UBC code with drawings/blueprints for solar support placements
  • Higher daytime/summertime loads such as manufacturing/production, HVAC

Systems are available with grid-tie inverters by the following manufacturers:

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