Investing in solar energy fixes your electricity costs over the life of the system. Your business will be protected from energy inflation and be truly energy independent.
Commercial solar lowers costs. Between tax credits, utility rebates, grants and accelerated depreciation, your commercial solar system will usually pay for itself in 5-10 years. Since the equipment will last for 30 years or more, your business will have more than 20 years of free electricity!
Apply for a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan to fund eligible energy savings projects for your business. This includes solar energy. Approved projects receive 100% financing at competitive rates. The PACE loan is repaid as a property tax assessment over 10 years.
PACE overcomes the challenges that have hindered adoption of energy improvement projects in our nation’s buildings. It does this by eliminating up-front costs, and by providing low-cost, long-term financing.
Roger and Susan of Squash Blossom Farm were Solar Connection’s first customers. Despite having no agricultural experience between the two of them, Roger and Susan decided to not just buy a farm—their dream of 25 years—but to transition it to permaculture.
They considered leveraging wind power because of their location on a hill, but solar won in the end because of its low maintenance and the convenience of their barn’s south-facing roof.
“It is an integral part of the story of our farm because we’re trying to be a permaculture farm, and a key part of that is resource conservation. I think solar is probably the biggest impact we’ve had thus far.”
Denny Hamm has farmed in Chatfield, MN his whole life and was the first in his area to install solar panels after adding on to the farm’s structures in 2012.
“It’s nice to have a piece of equipment that never shuts down. It just starts itself up each morning. Most people don’t even know the panels are here unless they see an article in the paper or hear me talking about it. So it’s not like a windmill, which some people think are an eyesore.”
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