Should Solar Energy be in your business plan?
Do you own a business in the Monterey County, Santa Cruz
County, or San Benito County that could save money and
help the environment with Solar Panels?
Most people know that solar energy is environmentally
attractive--and that solar panels or PV systems have
made great technical strides over the past 10 years.
Solar systems are economically attractive as well,
especially for commercial users.
The Monterey Bay area and Central Coast of California
are among the best locations in the world for solar
energy production, not just because of the amount of
sunshine, but also because the cost of utility power is
relatively high. Solar costs have come down and the
efficiency of solar panels is going up--enough so that
PV energy costs in California are now less than energy
supplied from the utility power grid.
Business owners and commercial users in Monterey County
and surrounding areas are positioned to capitalize on
multiple positive factors:
1. Business-owned PV systems qualify for accelerated
depreciation and a 30% federal income tax credit. (This
includes systems on rental properties)
2. Solar systems can be configured with backup
capabilities, to prevent grid outages from interrupting
3. PV systems provide a visible symbol of a company's
commitment to the environmental and economic health of
their community and the world.
4. Solar electrical output matches well with patterns of
energy use in commercial buildings, promoting effective
management of electricity demand, producing energy when
electricity is most expensive during the middle of the
5. PV applications are now being integrated directly
into building roofs, envelopes, and surrounding spaces
all over the Monterey Bay Area--and these technologies
are evolving rapidly.
We have a form you can fill out and email to receive a
FREE SOLAR ANALYSIS of your needs.
Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)--those that are
integrated into the building's structure--offer a range
of dynamic opportunities for designing energy systems
for buildings. And while it's clear that BIPV will be
the trend of the future, the technologies are being used
PV atrium systems, with their semi-transparent glazing,
are not only beautiful, they are also perhaps the
highest-value application for BIPV. These existing
technologies can show payback periods of fewer than 10
PV power is now build into roofing shingles and tiles
that are both functional and easy to install. PV awnings
and carports capture the sun's energy while providing
shade from its heat and are going up all over the
PV greenhouse windows power Salinas Valley businesses
while sheltering plants. All this adds up to one solid
fact: Solar Energy and commercial buildings are a
The replacement value of fixed PV arrays--especially
vertical ones--can be added to their energy/demand
value. A PV system may do double duty as a window or
curtain wall and an energy source.
Applied Solar Energy can help you reduce your energy
costs and decrease your reliance on far-away energy
producers. Call 831-333-1919 to find about the economic,
environmental and productivity benefits of applying
solar energy to your business today in the Monterey
County, Santa Cruz County, and San Benito County -
Including the cities of Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel,
Carmel Valley, Salinas, Gilroy, Hollister, Big Sur, and