5 Most Frequently Asked Questions
B2B Solar and Energy
Let the sun work for you!
- Own a home or business
- Have a roof or nearby area with with access to sunlight
- Have a need to get back control of your utility bill
There are four factors that determine if your roof is a good fit for solar:
Orientation: Ideally, you should have a south-facing roof. In the northern hemisphere, south-facing roofs maximize the amount of sunlight your solar panels collect. The more sunlight they collect, the more electricity they produce, and the quicker you can pay off your system. You can still mount solar panels to your roof if it faces due east or west, but the panels will produce less energy (about 75% of what a south-facing roof would produce). If you have a flat roof, the panels can be engineered to face due south no matter how your roof is oriented.
Shading: Once you’ve determined that your roof is oriented in the right direction, the next step is to ensure that your roof is not shaded. The portions of the roof where solar will be installed should be free of shade for most of the day, as shade can significantly reduce electricity production. Trees, chimneys, dormers, and HVAC vents are factors that can cause shading on a roof. If you’re not sure if your roof is shaded, your installer can use a tool called the “solar pathfinder” to figure out if trees or other objects will cast shade during the day.
Surface: Solar arrays are most efficient when they are installed in a large, uninterrupted space. Things like dormer windows, chimneys, vents, skylights, and air conditioning units can be obstacles to installing an array.
Durability: Finally, if your roof is more than 15 years old, you may want to consider replacing it before installing solar panels. Most solar vendors recommend using roofing material that will last as long as the system (minimum of 25 years).
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Perhaps the biggest benefit for homeowners is the cost savings. Solar panels typically pay for themselves in about 10 years or so when you combine utility bill savings, incentives, payments from utility companies for extra power and tax rebates.
Saving the Environment
Fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gasoline, add a lot of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This can worsen global warming. According to Energy Informative, solar benefits the environment by reducing your carbon footprint by approximately 100,000 pounds over the life of the panels. With B2B Solar and Energy we can lower electric bills and create cleaner skies.
Your home enjoys energy security in many ways once you go solar. If some part of your utility’s electric grid goes down, you don’t have to worry, because your panels will still operate. The next time your utility company raises their rates on everyone else, you can relax knowing that you made a great choice to go with B2B Solar and Energy.
Solar Energy Brings Freedom, Control and Peace of Mind
If you are looking to go solar and don’t want to spend the thousands upon thousands of dollars in purchasing your home solar equipment, B2B Solar and Energy can help you go solar for little to zero down. We have plenty of payment options that best fit your budget goals, allowing you to receive the true benefits of going solar. Alternative energy benefits have become clear, especially as there is a 30% federal tax credit under the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). This tax credit will stay at 30% through 2019. After that, it will be reduced.
There has never been a better time to invest in a solar system for your home. Get a quote from B2B Solar and Energy and let the sun work for you.
- You may be able to install a new solar power system for your business for little or no upfront capital and start saving immediately.
- Solar power systems can reduce your business’ monthly operating expenses.
- Solar power provides your business piece of mind against future electricity rate hikes.
- Solar power is generated when most businesses consume the greatest amount of energy – maximizing your return on investment.
- Federal and state incentives may lower the cost of solar for your business by over 60%.
- Excess energy generated by commercial solar power systems is eligible for credits off the utility bill in many states.
- Commercial solar power systems produce clean, safe, and reliable energy every day.
- With no routine maintenance, solar can act as a brilliant passive income source.
- Solar power will improve your carbon footprint and help with your clean energy/sustainability goals, allowing you to market your business differently – attracting and retaining more customers and employees, and, ultimately improving sales.