Many companies are setting environmental goals inefforts to be good corporate citizens. Installing a commercial solar power system is an excellent way to fulfill corporate environmental goals and while benefiting from fixed electrical operating costs.
The Community Solar and Wind Energy Grant Program supports the development and implementation of distributed community and commercial-scale solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, and wind energy technologies in Illinois.
Projects are eligible for grants up to 30 percent of eligible project costs for business entities and 50 percent for local government and non-profit entities. The maximum grant award is $250,000. Eligibility is limited to project costs for the purchase and installation of solar and wind generation equipment, and related metering components as appropriate.
Applications are due to DCEO on or before 4:30 p.m. on October 28, 2011. Contact us for guidelines and assistance with completing applications.
Financing, a Chicago Solar Rebate and Tax Grants/Credits, plus the tax benefit of Accelerated Depreciation can cover up to 100% of the Commercial Solar Power Systems Costs! Please call us for more details about this program as additional requirements may be applicable to your property.
For commercial solar power systems:
- State provides a rebate of up to 30%
- Federal government provides your choice of a 30% federal tax credit or cash grant paid in full
- Businesses can take advantage of the tax benefit of accelerated depreciation.
- Positive cash flow can be obtained on most commercial solar power system installations as early as the first year after installation.
Here’s the Solar Installation Process:
Step 1 – Free Solar Consultation
We will conduct a free site visit to your facility to assess available space for solar and analyze your energy usage. We will use this information to create a custom proposal.
Step 2 – Solar Proposal and Financing
We will propose a solar system based on energy usage and available space to maximize the value of solar to your company. In the proposal, we will determine the cost of the system, how the system will be paid for, and the return on investment.
Step 3 – System Design and Permits
As a turn-key solar service provider, Good Electric takes care of everything for you.
All system designs comply with the National Electric Code and abide by local rules and regulations. Upon review, modification, and approval of your system design, all construction permits will be obtained and renewable equipment will be ordered, and one of our Energy Project Managers will be assigned to your project.
Step 4 – System Installation
Upon arrival of the solar panels and parts, our professional crew will begin installing your photovoltaic solar system. Our crews arrive each day and work in a respectful and courteous manner. They will leave the site clean each evening.
A typical installation will take 3-5 days depending on size and complexity.
Step 5 – System Maintenance and Warranty
Upon completion of your solar system, you will receive a “Warranty Package” that consists of system drawings, warranty information, self-maintenance instructions, product specifications, and instructions on how to inspect your solar system for optimal energy generation.
You’re never alone. Good Electric will be available 24/7 to support your system’s ongoing operation, address post installation concerns, and help analyze your system’s performance throughout the warranty period.