Business Owner Solutions
At ecoSolargy, our name combines the terms ecology, solar energy and technology and clearly reflects who we are—a company that offers the latest in solar solutions to deliver affordable, clean and renewable energy to businesses and homes striving to achieve economic sustainability.
ecoSolargy is American-owned and headquartered in Irvine, CA. We have evolved from being a solar (PV) manufacturer to being a comprehensive solar solutions provider to meet the expanding needs of the market.
Our passion for Turning on Solar Energy is equaled by our enthusiasm for improving the lives of people today and for generations to come. ecoSolargy is committed to a higher level of standards for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
ecoSolutions Powering your Business
ecoSolargy’s commercial solar systems give business owners the ability to generate their own clean, green energy from the sun. Business owners are significantly lowering their monthly electricity bills and worrying less about future rate hikes. In most states, business owners can sell their excess electricity back to the utility at the full retail value, further reducing their energy costs.
Today, solar is the right choice for the earth and the right choice for our businesses. ecoSolargy’s ecoSolutions can fulfill the energy demands of almost any business with a unique, low-profile design to create an aesthetic appearance that will produce the power that you need to save big.
Our ecoSolutions set the standard for innovation and performance. And for business owners needing maximum energy output, ecoSolargy proudly introduces its most powerful crystalline modules, offering a quicker payback than ever before.
ecoSolargy strives to expand the use of renewable energy for a cleaner future through the deployment of reliable, affordable solar solutions to contractors, developers and building owners.
Example Solar System
System Size - 105 kW DC
System Cost - $3.85/watt DC
Total System Cost - $405,876
Incentive & Tax Benefits - ($287,128)
Final System Cost - $118,748
- Total Savings over 25 years- $365,401
- Property Value Increase with 6% Cap Rate - $264,401
- Total Lifecycle payback 3.1x
- 58% of electric bill offset
Which solar panels should I install?
Choosing the correct panel for your business solar system is essential for optimal system reliability and performance. ecoSolargy solar panels are guaranteed to outperform conventional panels and have been tested in extreme conditions. As a vertically integrated solar panel manufacturer, every part of an ecoSolargy solar panel is individually manufactured and assembled at our facilities to ensure exceptional quality control and product performance.
Advantages of using ecoSolargy Solar Panels for your commercial system:
- Industry Leading Energy Output
- Proven Product Efficiency
- Industry Leading 25 Year Performance Warranty Guarantee
How can I reduce the cost of a Solar Installation?
- A Solar Electric System on your roof allows you to collect 30% Federal Tax Credit and potentially a substantial rebate check from your utility provider.
- The combined IRS tax credit and solar rebate can cut the cost of your system by as much as 55%. However, rebate amounts are constantly changing and dropping. To ensure you save the most from your solar electric system
“turn on solar”
Renewable energy is the wave of the future. Installing solar on your property will contribute to a healthier environment for generations to come. Join ecoSolargy in their commitment to building a better tomorrow by harnessing the power of today!
- California is one of the best states in relation to number of sunny days and hours of sunlight.
- California accounted for over 29% of the nation’s solar installations in 2011.
- Electric bills have always been viewed as an “accepted” expense. But a solar electric system gives you the options to change a variable cost into a much lower fixed cost.
- Electricity costs continue to increase annually at an average of 5% per year.
- The cost to own a solar electric system is the lowest it has ever been.
- Utility Companies offer incentives to further help lower the cost of installing a solar electric system.
- By going solar you are reducing the impact we have on our planet and on our electric grid.
Does Solar make financial sense?
The math is actually pretty simple. In most cases, if your monthly electric bill is estimated to be more than $100, you could save money every month with an ecoSolargy solar electric system.
Even if you finance the cost of your system, the loan payment plus your new, lower electric bill will usually be less than your previous statement. This means your savings start immediately, and your system will eventually pay for itself.
Some system owners may even earn back their investment 2-3 times. A lower electric bill and a system that pays for itself are just two reasons why solar is a smart investment.
Does Solar make financial sense?
See how much money you may save with ecoSolargy’s ecoSolutions installed at your property.
Benefits of Going Solar
What to expect when you choose to go solar with ecoSolargy:
Continued Monthly Savings - A ecoSolargy solar electric system powers your building so you can use considerably less electricity from the public utility.
Rebates and Tax credits - Your state's public utility rebates and the federal government's tax credits can help pay for a substantial percentage of your system and installation.
Protection against Rising Electricity Rates - Imagine that you had been able to lock in automobile gas prices in 2004. You'd be paying less than $2 a gallon not only today, but also for decades to come. With every gas price increase, you'd be saving even more money. That's exactly what you're doing with the cost of electricity when you install a solar electric system.
Because solar installation is a fixed cost, savings increase as utility rates rise. Essentially, you're building in a hedge against future rate increases. And rising utility rates are definitely something you can count on, especially considering that they've gone up faster than inflation for the past 30 years. In 2006, some states saw the highest tier rates jump as much as 55% in just one year.
Increasing Property Value - A solar electric system can increase a property’s value by reducing its annual operating costs.
Energy Independence - By switching to solar electricity, we can help alleviate your dependence on foreign sources of energy. Solar electricity is used where it is made, so there are no transportation or delivery costs. Solar electricity's price stability is also independent of the effects of natural disasters, foreign political instability or trade disputes. The supply chain extends simply from the sun to your roof.
Spinning backward is a good thing with - Net metering is available in nearly every state to help increase your savings. With net metering, your electric meter tracks your net power usage, spinning forward when you use electricity from the utility and backward when your system is generating more electricity than you need. Your local utility, or www.dsireusa.org, can fill you in on specific details of the net metering program in your area.
Federal tax credits and public utility rebates when available can help pay for a substantial percentage of your system and installation. Depending on where you live, there may be additional incentives available from your state government. Your ecoSolargy certified installer can explain what savings are available to make your system even more affordable. For rebate information in your state, visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency at www.dsireusa.org.
Minimize Climate Change
People are now starting to realize the effects that our actions have on the environment and they're going solar to minimize those effects and lower their carbon footprint.
Until recently, there hasn't been much of a choice but to use the electricity provided by conventional methods. However, with advances in technology and increased consumer awareness, solar electricity is now a very feasible option. So, while you'll be lowering your electric bill, you'll also be helping to raise our air quality.
Coal-fired power plants are responsible for almost all sulfur dioxide emissions in the U.S. Yet solar electricity produces absolutely no pollution. And by using more solar electricity, fewer power plants that produce greenhouse gases would need to be built.
ecoSolargy Provides Clean Power
An ecoSolargy solar electric system generates no harmful emissions—zero. This means you can power your business with 100 percent pure sunshine that's not only clean, but also renewable and abundant. So abundant, in fact, it's been calculated that a 100-square-mile array of solar modules in the Southwestern United States could generate enough electricity to power the entire country.
Business Owner Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I know if solar will work on my business?
ecoSolargy offers more than one way to go solar. A solar system can be installed on many types of rooftops, on the ground, or over a parking lot. With so many options to choose from, you and your ecoSolargy certified installer will decide what’s right for your business by analyzing your site to determine the best system solution. Please review ecoSolargy commercial case studies to understand how other savvy enterprises put solar to work for them.
2. Are incentives or rebates available for commercial solar systems?
The federal government and most states currently offer great incentives to offset the cost of a solar installation. These provisions include billions of dollars for federal cash grants, loan guarantees, funding to state programs and more.
On the state level, incentives are available that reduce the cost of the system, reduce the tax burden of the solar customer and more. For a clearinghouse of all incentives available from the federal government and the states, go to the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE). Your solar installer company will work with your business to ensure maximization of financial incentives.
3. What is the process for buying a solar system?
Fill out the ecoSolargy Business Owner Request a Quote Form or call ecoSolargy at 1-877-808-4213. We will connect you to an ecoSolargy certified installer who will guide you through the solar installation process.
- The first step in the process will be a site assessment, your installer will visit your company to analyze your business’s utility bills and energy usage, and conduct an onsite audit of your site’s physical characteristics.
- Next, your installer will provide a detailed proposal laying out the system and financials that maximize your solar energy output and savings. Many installers can consult or provide financing options through national or local institutions. Additionally, your installer will ensure your business is able to maximize rebate and tax incentives.
- The third step is the actual installation. All of the ecoSolargy certified installers have extensive experience in commercial applications and can provide a turnkey system.
- Once your system is up and running, there are many options to allow your company to monitor its system’s performance. Since solar is virtually maintenance free, there are no major maintenance requirements. Many installers do offer both a monitoring and maintenance service to ensure optimal performance.
4. How much does solar cost? Is a solar system cost-effective for my business?
The cost of a system depends on a wide variety of factors including the type of roof, system complexity, geographic location, system size and more. The federal government and several state governments offer generous rebates for purchasers of solar systems. A solar system is an investment that guarantees the cost of electricity for years to come. After the system is purchased, the electricity it generates is essentially free. An ecoSolargy certified installer will analyze your specific electric usage, electricity rate schedule and site to determine what option is the best investment and will produce the highest returns.
5. What are the different financing options for my business to go solar?
There are several options to finance a commercial solar electric system. We can help advise your company on available options and the financial package that best fits your requirements. Beyond purchasing a system outright, there are other financial solutions which are growing in popularity, such as a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) are financial vehicles that enable a company to afford a solar system on their property without outlaying capital. In this financial arrangement, a third-party owns, operates and maintains the solar system for a period of years. Customers then buy the power for an agreed-upon set of terms.
6. How big of a solar electric system do I need?
The size of your system depends on several factors including your company's regular electricity use, space availability for a system and financial preferences. Solar systems can either offset 100% or only a portion of a building’s energy requirements. In most situations, your system will be connected to the utility grid, so even if your solar electric system doesn’t generate all of your building’s electricity, you can still draw from the utility.
7. How can I get an installation estimate?
Please go to http://www.ecosolargy.com/quote-request or for more information call ecoSolargy at 1-877-808-4213 and we will have an ecoSolargy certified installer contact you. Our strong network of more than 200 installers and service sites throughout the U.S. ensures that there's a solar expert close to you, ready to come to your business to determine your energy needs with a free consultation. All you have to do is contact us. We'll do the rest.
8. Why are ecoSolargy products a good fit for my companies’ solar system?
From our roots as a solar (PV) manufacturer, we have grown to become a comprehensive solar solutions provider. We serve as an all-inclusive renewable resource for planning, financing, building and maintaining solar energy power systems. ecoSolargy has focused on being at the leading edge of solutions for the solar industry. ecoSolargy provides high quality solar power products to power homes and businesses around the world. This means you have an experienced solar partner you can trust.
ecoSolargy’s industry leadership, quality manufacturing and extensive network of certified installers make converting your business to solar power more feasible and easier than you may have imagined. Our nationwide installer network ensures that there's a solar expert close to you, ready to come to your business to determine your energy needs with a free consultation.
We are determined to provide solar to every roof and continue on the path for improvement of new standards for energy efficiency and environmental awareness.
9. What is your warranty?
We offer a 25-year limited warranty on power output for all modules. ecoSolargy warrants material defects and workmanship for 10 years from the date of purchase. We also warrant power output for 25 years from the date of purchase. ecoSolargy has lead the industry pushing the standard solar warranty to progress and cover its products production throughout the entire 25 years.
10. How does using solar electricity help the environment? Does solar help offset climate change?
Coal-fired electrical power plants are responsible for almost all sulfur dioxide emissions in the U.S. On the other hand, solar electricity produces absolutely no pollution. By using more solar electricity, fewer greenhouse gas-producing power plants need to be built. This is one major step to reducing climate change.
11. What is Net Metering?
Typically most commercial solar systems are connected to the utility grid through a meter. This meter tracks the amount of electricity your company’s solar electric system produces and the amount of electricity your building consumes. During sunny days (peak production period) your system may produce more power than your building uses, and your electric meter runs backward as you send electricity back to the utility grid. At night when your system isn’t producing electricity, you will draw energy from the grid. This process is called net metering. At the end of the month, the utility company will only bill your company if it used more electricity than your system produced.
12. Can I buy solar modules direct from ecoSolargy?
Please visit http://www.ecosolargy.com/contact-us and we will direct you to your best options for purchasing a complete turnkey ecoSolution. Or call ecoSolargy at 1-877-808-4213 and we will walk you through each step to “Turn On Solar”. Our strong network of more than 200 installers and service sites throughout the U.S. ensures that there's a solar expert close to you, ready to come to your company to determine your energy needs with a free consultation.
13. What are financial options for governmental or non-profit organizations?
Several states, like California, offer higher cash rebates to non-profit and governmental organizations. Some local and state agencies can apply for a variety of loan options with low or no interest. Finally, a Power Purchase Agreement (third-party financing) is another vehicle for different organizations. Check with your ecoSolargy certified installer to learn more about financing options specifically for your industry or business.
14. How long does it take to install a solar system?
Installation time varies greatly, mostly depending on complexity and size of the system.
Small commercial systems can typically be completed in a few short weeks; however, large-scale installation could require one month or longer.
15. Will my building have power in the event of a blackout?
As a safety precaution for electrical workers, your commercial system will lose power during a blackout (unless you install a battery backup system).
16. How will I monitor the system to ensure peak performance?
Several monitoring systems are available that can track your system’s energy output and can produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual data. Your ecoSolargy certified installer will work with you to determine which monitoring system best meets your requirements. Check with your installer to see if they offer a monitoring maintenance service. Service agreements can include cleaning and performance monitoring.
17. Is there maintenance required to keep a solar system operational?
Occasionally, a solar array should be rinsed off with a hose to clear the dust or debris that blocks sunlight and reduces efficiency. That’s about all that’s required. There are no moving parts to wear out and ecoSolargy solar modules are covered under limited power output warranty for 25 years. In fact, there are solar modules installed 40 years ago that are still producing energy today. Check with your installer to see if they offer a maintenance service. Service agreements can include cleaning and performance monitoring.
Ready to learn how solar can benefit your business? Please visit the ecoSolargy website at www.ecosolargy.com or dial 1-877-808-4213 today.