Commercial Solar Solutions

Invest In A Sustainable Future

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Solar is an investment in
the Future of Your Business

Cutting down on operating costs is one great reason for a business to go solar, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are various grants, tax credits, and rebates available as well to help make the switch more financially feasible. It can give your brand image a real boost, too, since consumers increasingly prefer to support environmentally conscious companies.

Finding the Right System for You

When designing a commercial solar installation, factors such as available space, energy requirements, budget, and local regulations influence the selection of solar panels and the ideal location to mount your array. We’ll evaluate your site to determine the best solar panel options and system design to help lower your utility bills and make your energy costs more predictable in the future.

There are several types of commercial mounts depending on your roof type, available space, and sun exposure.

Ballasted Racking

This method involves securing solar panels to the roof using weighted ballasts, which eliminate the need to penetrate the roof surface. Ballasted racking systems work well for flat or low-slope roofs and can be easily installed and removed.

Pitched Roof

Solar panels can be installed on shingle, standing seam, or corrugated metal roofing materials. Specialized hardware is used to ensure the integrity of your roof and prevent leaks.

Ground Mounts

If we determine that your roof is not an optimal location to mount your panels, they can be mounted on fixed structures anchored to the ground at a specific tilt angle to maximize sun exposure. Fixed ground mounts work well for sites with ample space and unobstructed sunlight.

Ballasted Racking
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This method involves securing solar panels to the roof using weighted ballasts, which eliminate the need to penetrate the roof surface. Ballasted racking systems work well for flat or low-slope roofs and can be easily installed and removed.
Pitched Roof
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Solar panels can be installed on shingle, standing seam, or corrugated metal roofing materials. Specialized hardware is used to ensure the integrity of your roof and prevent leaks.
Ground Mounts
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If we determine that your roof is not an optimal location to mount your panels, they can be mounted on fixed structures anchored to the ground at a specific tilt angle to maximize sun exposure. Fixed ground mounts work well for sites with ample space and unobstructed sunlight.

System Sizes

When designing a commercial solar installation, factors such as available space, energy requirements, budget, and local regulations influence the selection of solar panels and the ideal location to mount your array. We’ll evaluate your site to determine the best solar panel options and system design to help lower your utility bills and make your energy costs more predictable in the future. There are several types of commercial mounts depending on your roof type, available space, and sun exposure.

Grants & Incentives for Businesses

Valuable federal tax incentives are available for commercial solar panel installations. These incentives can significantly reduce the upfront costs of installing solar energy systems for commercial properties.

Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

The ITC provides a tax credit for qualifying renewable energy systems, including solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, for both residential and commercial properties. In 2024, the ITC currently allows both homeowners and businesses to claim 30% of their solar system costs as a tax credit.

Bonus Categories for the ITC

Domestic Content Bonus

To qualify for the domestic content bonus, all structural steel or iron products used must be produced in the United States and a “required percentage” of the total costs of manufactured products (including components) of the facility need to be mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States. The percentage is calculated by dividing the cost of all domestically manufactured products and components by the total cost of all manufactured products.

Projects that meet domestic content minimums are eligible for a 10 percentage point increase in value of the ITC (e.g., an additional 10% for a 30% ITC = 40%) or 10 percent increase in value of the PTC (e.g., an additional 0.3 ¢/kWh for a 2.75 ¢/kWh).

The required percentage of manufactured products starts at 40% for all projects beginning construction before 2025, increases to 45% for projects beginning construction in 2025, 50% for projects beginning construction in 2026, and 55% for projects beginning construction after 2026

Energy Community Bonus

An energy community is one of three things:

1. A brownfield site – specifically, a site that has been contaminated by the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant (excluding petroleum), including certain mine-scarred lands;

2. An area that, after 2009, had a 0.17% or more direct employment or 25% or more local tax revenues related to the extraction, processing, transport, or storage of coal, oil, or natural gas, and has an unemployment rate at or above the national average for the previous year; or

3. A census tract in which a coal mine closed after 1999 (including any adjoining census tract), or a coal-fired electric generating unit has retired after 2009. Projects sited in an energy community are eligible for a 10 percentage point increase in value of the ITC (e.g., an additional 10% for a 30% ITC = 40%) or 10 percent increase in value of the PTC.

Low Income Bonus

This bonus provides projects that are under 5 MWac either:

1. An additional 10% ITC for being located in a low-income community as defined by the New Markets Tax Credit (Category 1) or on Indian land (Category 2); or

2. An additional 20% ITC for being classified as a “qualified low-income residential building project” (Category 3) or “qualified low-income economic benefit project” (Category 4). To qualify for the credit, the financial benefits of the solar facility must be allocated equitably between the residents of the low income community.

Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)

Under MACRS, businesses can depreciate the cost of solar energy property over a specified recovery period, typically five years. This allows businesses to recover the cost of their solar investments more quickly through tax deductions.

USDA REAP Grants

The USDA REAP (Rural Energy for America Program) grant is a financial assistance program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture. It aims to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption by implementing renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements.

The REAP program provides grants and loan guarantees for a variety of renewable energy projects, including solar panels, wind turbines, biomass systems, geothermal systems, and hydroelectric systems. Additionally, it supports energy efficiency upgrades such as insulation, lighting retrofits, and HVAC improvements.

To qualify for a USDA REAP grant, applicants must meet certain eligibility criteria, including being located in a rural area as defined by the USDA, having a feasible project that complies with program requirements, and providing a matching contribution toward the project costs.

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The grant amounts vary depending on the type of project and its size, but typically range from a few thousand dollars to several hundred thousand dollars. Grant funds can cover a portion of the project costs, typically up to 25% for renewable energy projects and up to 75% for energy efficiency projects.

The USDA REAP program is highly competitive, and applicants must submit thorough and well-developed proposals to be considered for funding. The program aims to support projects that will have a positive impact on rural communities by reducing energy costs, promoting economic development, and contributing to environmental sustainability.

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Peter Tevendale

Chief Operations

Pete has been the glue that holds the operations team together at SunPulse from the very beginning. Having over 35 years of construction background including 15+ years of solar installation experience, his vast knowledge of how things work and come together is one of the most valuable components of this team. When you meet him, it is nearly impossible not to smile. This man has positive energy radiating from his whole being! Give this man a challenge that others could not overcome and he will welcome it with his big southern grin as he destroys all obstacles in his path with ease and grace. We count ourselves lucky that we are fortunate enough to work beside this man and are proud to call him part of the family!

David Robbins

Vice President

As a founding partner with over a decade of experience under his belt leading sales and administrative teams, David uses his vast knowledge and skills to manage our project development team with honesty and integrity. If you take a moment to read the testimonials and reviews from our customers, you will see the results of David’s leadership efforts shine through in the words of our happy clients. His tireless work ethic and dedication to creating impeccable results in each and every part of our process makes us proud to have him at the helm.

Luke Amick

President & Founder

From the day this company was formed, Luke has carried a vision of providing top-notch energy products and services to his community with a level of service you could only expect from someone who cares as deeply about the impact of his work as he does. Each day, this vision bleeds into the heart of his team as he leads with a hands-on approach seldom seen by executives today. This level of care and commitment has created the tight knit family that is the SunPulse Solar team. From the moment you first speak with our secretary to the final flipping of the switch to turn on your new solar system, Luke will make it his personal mission for you to experience a level of care and attention to your project that will make you proud to be part of the SunPulse family!