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Chicago will be getting hotter as it reaches summer and this will has a big effect on your business’s electricity consumption. As explained by Electricity Local, the average commercial electricity rate in Chicago is 4.05¢/kWh and this is just for small properties. So if you have a large commercial business building, that rate would be spiking up as in the summer season you require more power to support your HVAC system.
That’s why researching or moving to an alternative power supply is an excellent idea to save money on your electricity bills. Illinois supports the movement to sustainable and alternative energy, especially when switching to solar. They provide as much as 30% on tax credits for businesses that install solar panels on their roofs to support their power needs.
As a local solar company serving in Chicago, OurEnergy.us provides you with custom solar plans and financing options to support your commercial property power needs. Call us now to get a free commercial solar consultation and discuss your budget to install solar panels. Rest assured that we will support you all the way and keep your solar system functioning efficiently the whole year.
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Since 2009, we have been helping Chicago’s business owners to power their business properties with renewable and clean energy. We have helped thousand of commercial properties in Illinois generate clean energy and save millions of dollars on electricity bills. Powering your HVAC system takes a big toll on your energy bills. Now more than ever it’s essential to take advantage of solar power and switch to a cleaner and cheaper technology, especially for business owners. Take action today to save more and be eligible for tax rebate programs. We are passionate about helping your business switch to solar and are dedicated to install your solar panels smoothly and stress-free.
Commercial Solar Panel Installations in Chicago
Are you living in Chicago? Are you stressed by your electricity bills, increasing every year? Chicago is an international hub for businesses especially on the technology front, and has been known for providing high gross domestic products, as well as being a central base of some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies.
Chicago is known for its great amount of sunlight that can support the needs for solar power, so it’s only expected that a commercial company like OurEnergy.us is helping many business owners to switch to solar energy. Think of how much you can save when investing on sustainable energy, as well as the generous tax rebates you can take advantage of!
Protect Yourself From Rising Energy Costs & Outages with Solar Battery Storage Services
Solar storage is a service that includes a home battery unit, powered by your solar panels, able to keep your devices running for up to 10 hours during an outage. Moreover, this helps ease ‘Time of Use’ to ensure you continue saving as much as you can, even as electricity rates fluctuate during the day, guaranteeing you the lowest cost possible. Saving for the future has never been easier. Welcome to the future of home battery backup!
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Solar Installations in Chicago That Help You Save $1000s from Rebates
Take advantage of the rebate from ComEd, the Illinois utility company, that supports businesses who switch to solar in their properties. If you are one of the ComEd customers, you can be eligible for $250 per kilowatt (kW) of installed solar energy. To find out more about this rebates program, you can reach out to one of OurEnergy.us commercial solar consultants.
Don’t waste your time waiting for solar to be installed in Chicago, switch now to save up to 25% on your monthly commercial energy bills. We also provide monthly solar lease programs that can be customised to your needs. We offer full commercial solar services that include maintenance, service, repairs, monitoring, insurance and the peace of mind that your solar panel will efficiently providing you power for decades.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Go Solar for Commercial Properties ?
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Installing solar panels increase the value of your commercial property. Get more when you plan to sell your property.
What are the key aspects of solar for my commercial property?
Net Energy Metering (NEM) – NEM is a policy that allows you to generate and receive energy to and from the grid through your electrical meter. Traditional utility consumers pull energy from the main electrical grid, use the energy in their home, while the meter counts how much is used. With PV solar, you can push your excess energy into the grid during the day and pull it during the night to use for lights, electronics, air conditioning/heating or anything else you may need that requires electricity.
Grid Connection – After you go solar, you will still be connected to the utility’s grid. This is so you can take advantage of NEM to maximize the value of your system. Essentially the grid functions as a bank storing your energy from your solar panels until you are ready to use it. With a battery backup system and secure power supply, you can use the energy from your system when the grid goes down.
Energy Credits – When you don’t use all the energy your system produces during a day, that energy will “roll” over to the next day and so forth. This happens day after day, month after month, but not year after year. This allows you to use all the energy you produce with your solar system. If you have higher usage months (AC, guests, holidays, etc) you draw from the extra energy credits you earned earlier in the year.
Yearly Settlement – Once a year you “square up” with your utility company. It’s where you settle the balance on your energy credit over the past year. If you are consuming more than you produce, you will pay the utility company for the excess energy you pulled from the grid. If you are producing more energy than you consume, the utility company will pay you for the excess energy at a sub-retail rate.
How Does Solar Energy Work?
1. Your photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels convert sunlight to DC electricity.
2. Your Inverter converts DC (Direct Current) electricity to AC (alternating current).
3. Generated PV electricity converted to AC is used to power your building or commercial property.
4. Excess electricity is sent to the grid for a credit, or stored in a battery if you choose to install one in your property.
What are the key pieces of equipment in a solar panel system?
Here are the most important equipment components to the standard solar panel system for your business property.
Commercial Solar Panels – Solar panels are modular components, generally rectangular in shape – approximately 3 ft by 5ft. The panels contain silicon cells that when exposed to sunlight, create a flow of direct current (DC) electricity. Panels will vary in size, electrical output (measured in Watts), efficiency, and even color. Most solar panels today have either a black or silver metallic frame. The cells will usually appear a dark blue or black in the light. Panels can be mounted to a home or building’s roof structure, or installed on a ground-mount racking structure.
Note: When thinking about where to strategically place solar panels on a building’s roof, it’s important to consider the factors that will affect the system’s energy production (measured in kWh). Shade from other buildings and trees should be taken into consideration. In the Northern Hemisphere, facing south generally is the best orientation to obtain maximum output.
The inverter is a device that converts (or if we’re being techincal inverts) direct current electricity produced by the PV solar array(s) into distributed alternating current, (AC electricity). There are several different types of inverters a solar installation might employ. String inverters are the simplest, most mature inverter technology. This is where the DC from groups of solar panels linked in series are fed into the inverter. The inverter puts out AC electricity which is then fed to the building’s electrical system. Micro-inverters are small, modular inverters that are installed behind each solar panel in an array (1:1) and effectively contain the AC energy production of each panel so that the reduced production of one panel does not affect the output of the entire solar array.
A racking system is how your solar panels are mounted to your home’s roof or ground system (popular for commercial installations). While some racking systems may vary in their appearance or modularity, they exhibit similarities in their form and function. It’s important to make sure your racking system, if roof-mounted, is properly flashed and sealed, to ensure your roof is well-protected against the elements. Areas with high winds or volatile weather require extra-secure racking systems. Roof racking systems vary depending on the type of roof.
It’s important that every residential solar system has its own monitoring system. This is the application that will allow you to view and measure real-time and historical energy production data for your home. Some monitoring systems display this energy production data via a physical display unit, while others employ an online interface, or both! As “smart” or connected homes become more wide spread, solar installers can provide whole-house energy consumption monitoring. In order to ensure your solar system is producing energy efficiently, it’s important to make sure your solar panels are paired with an energy production monitoring system.
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We provide full commercial services that include custom solar panel roof installation and panel efficiency positioning.
Here at OurEnergy.us, we service all Chicago business owners with professional and efficient solar installations.
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