As a business owner or manager, you’re always looking for ways to make your business run more efficiently, more smoothly, and most of all, more cost-efficiently. You’re always looking for ways to improve your business’s bottom line and to increase profits. One reliable way to increase profit is to cut costs. You can cut costs through a variety of different ways; your utilities are one of the most reliable ways to reduce your overhead. Paying for lighting, heating and cooling, and electricity are going to be some of the most significant expenses your business faces. You can reduce these costs with solar panels; however, not all solar panels are created equal. Some companies will try to sell you panels that don’t actually do very much or that you’re supposed to install yourself. When you’re selecting a company to handle the installation of your panels, you should look for a few things that let you know you’re dealing with the best.
No two buildings are exactly the same and no two businesses are exactly the same; so, no two businesses are going to have the same solar panel needs. The very best commercial solar companies will come to your business, assess your energy needs, and decide the proper panel setup for you.
- Custom Design
Due to the shape of your building, the height of your building, surrounding trees, nearby buildings, your energy costs, your location’s climate, and much more, you could have very different needs. So, the very best companies will design specialised plans that aim to address your business’s needs. Some companies will just put solar panels on the roof of your business and call it a day, but you do truly need a custom-designed plan to maximise the amount of energy derived from the sun.
- Project Managers
Some companies are willing to work as glorified installers, but they do not want to get too involved with your project. The licenses, building permits, and similar hassles can be time-consuming and confusing. That’s why it’s so important to find a company that includes a project manager who will handle your project from start to finish; that includes permits and license as well as overseeing the construction and installation.
- After the Installation
So, national and local governments offer incentives for solar panels; these can include tax cuts, refunds, and exemptions. However, as you probably know, it can be very difficult to deal with government paperwork. That’s why the project manager you hired should also work on your behalf to secure all of the incentives you deserve.
- Ongoing Monitoring
Finally, you should make sure that the company you hire performs ongoing monitoring of your system. That means they check periodically to make sure your system is functioning at its highest capacity and remains reliable.
As solar power becomes more reliable, you have more and more companies to choose from. You should look into the different programs offered by these companies and make sure that you only hire one that fits these five criteria.