Boston Commercial Solar Installation
Deciding to add solar to your business is financially wise and environmentally friendly. Successful companies like Apple and Target have already made the switch to solar, making their business more attractive for employees and customers. In fact, the financial rewards and positive impact of lowering your electricity bills and reducing your carbon footprint will be felt for decades.
Our staff is ready to help your business build sustainable and energy-resilient facilities. Genie Solar Energy focuses on industrial and commercial solar installation for Boston. Our multi-pronged energy solutions provide efficient, effective, and affordable custom energy solutions. Learn more about solar energy and the typical installation process.
Solar Energy Material Sourcing
We source from ethical and high-quality manufacturing companies and we even inspect the panel manufacturing facilities to ensure the very best products are used for your commercial solar energy installation.
5 Steps to Your Boston Commercial Solar Installation
The process of going solar can vary in time depending on the type of solar energy system you install as well as the scope of your project. A typical installation will involve the following five basic steps:
1. Site Evaluation
Our technicians will start with an initial site evaluation to determine where and how your system will connect to the grid and if you have the legal right to build on the property. The evaluation will include a shade analysis, structural evaluation, and topographical and geological surveys.
2. System Design
The plans for your design and installation will then be formalized. We will demonstrate our design plans for the rooftop, ground-mount, or carport solar project and explain how your system will be constructed to capture maximum sunlight.
The process of construction can vary. Smaller rooftop systems may take as little as 2-3 weeks and larger, more complex systems may take up to several months. Genie Solar promises minimal disruptions and clever workarounds to help avoid disruption to your normal business operations.
Once the construction is complete, we will confirm that your commercial solar installation in Boston was built according to plan. The utility will grant you permission to connect and operate your solar energy system with the local power grid.
5. Operation and Maintenance
After your solar energy system is operational, it is important to provide proper care and maintenance to maximize its lifespan and efficiency. With the advanced systems installed by Genie Solar Energy, your maintenance needs will be minimal. We provide monitoring systems that point out operational issues with any of the panels and we will help you in the unlikely event of a problem. Solar panels will last up to 30 years or longer.
More on the Smarter Meters – Your Solar Monitoring System
Every solar energy system from Genie includes a proprietary Smarter Meter monitoring system. This gives you access to your real-time energy consumption even beyond what utility companies have. This data provides the following benefits to businesses:
- Reducing demand charges
- Eliminating wasted energy usage
- Optimizing energy consumption to production
Boston Commercial Solar Installation Financing
Genie Solar will help your company finance your new system with in-house financing and multiple partnerships. We will also guide you on the limited-time tax benefits that will make your commercial solar system more affordable. The federal investment tax credit will decline after 2022, so we urge interested businesses to take advantage soon to receive the highest credit possible.
FAQ About Solar Installations
Does solar installation require a building permit?
Normally, yes, but different areas may have different rules. We’ll handle that.
Can solar be installed on a flat roof?
Yes, a flat roof works very well for solar. We’ll go over your facility and determine the optimum placement for a solar energy system.
Get in touch with Genie Solar to schedule your commercial solar installation in Boston.
The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program provides per-kWh incentives to solar PV projects up to 5 MW. The program is capped at an aggregate of 1,600 MW, and incentives are available in Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil territories. to learn more about the SMART program visit our program page or the Massachusetts information page.