Commercial
Solar Panels and Systems

We help design and build systems for a range of commercial solar applications.
Businesses both large and small can cut energy costs and implement custom energy solutions with commercial solar systems.

Commercial
Solar Panels and Systems

We help design and build systems for a range of commercial solar applications.
Businesses both large and small can cut energy costs and implement custom energy solutions with commercial solar systems.

Simplify your Solar Project
FREE Getting Started Guide

Interested in solar, but not sure quite where to start? We're here to help make sure you set your solar journey off on the right foot. With our free Getting Started Guide, you'll get the information you need to make informed decisions when buying solar—all in an easily digestible format.
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Simplify your Solar Project
FREE Getting Started Guide

Interested in solar, but not sure quite where to start? We're here to help make sure you set your solar journey off on the right foot. With our free Getting Started Guide, you'll get the information you need to make informed decisions when buying solar—all in an easily digestible format.
Download Guide

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Brent and his family live on a grid-tied ranch in California, powered by a 5 kW solar system he installed himself. Brent and the rest of the Unbound Solar team are here to answer any questions you have about designing a system that will fit your needs.
Give us a call—we’re here to help.

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Energize your Bottom Line

 

Lower Operating Costs

By switching to solar you can immediately lower or eliminate your electricity costs, improving your margins and bottom line.

Government Rebates/Credits

Commercial Solar is eligible for a variety of federal, state and local incentives. When added up, these incentives can potentially cover 45-80% of your overall system cost.

Accelerated Depreciation

Businesses can deduct 85% of the value of the solar asset from their taxes, providing another significant offset to the upfront cost of a system array.

Commercial solar systems are those which provide power for commercial buildings and applications such as remote traffic controls, telecommunications, oil and gas industries, and municipal facilities.

Each large-watt solar panel is matched with a grid-tie inverter, which converts DC power from the panels to AC power. These inverters range in power levels to serve various types of commercial applications. Power moves from the inverter to the electrical service panel, which is located at the breaker box, and then distributed to electrical loads throughout the building.

One of the benefits of a commercial solar system is the opportunity to gain credit with your utility company. When excess power produced by commercial solar panels flows into the grid through the electric meter, it causes the meter to run backwards, giving you a credit.

Commercial solar power is a smart investment for your business. It can produce a valuable ROI, lead to more predictable and stable energy costs, and establish your business as a leader in green energy. To learn more about commercial solar panels and systems, check out our commercial solar FAQs.

Our Commercial Solar Solutions Include:

  • Small businesses
  • Commercial real estate (CRE) and investment properties
  • Large-scale commercial projects
  • Solar Farms and Microgrids
  • Universities and Schools
  • Custom projects large and small

 

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Businesses and Installers Rely On Unbound Solar

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“After many years of solar design and installation, I’ve found Unbound Solar to be the most reliable equipment source out there. Other distributors I’ve used pale in comparison. Many thanks for years of outstanding service.”

Chris Evans, MT
Earth Wind & Fire

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“I’ve been ordering from Unbound Solar for three years as a solar installer and system designer, and have always had an excellent experience. There are a lot of choices when it comes to renewable energy equipment providers, but I will continue to order from Unbound Solar thanks to their prompt, professional service.”

Kris Wallin, NM
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“Unbound Solar is the ONLY place to go for your alternative energy gear! The are super knowledgeable, friendly and their prices are some of the best, especially because they stand in back of everything they sell.”

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Commercial Solar Systems FAQs

Are there incentives for integrating solar electric systems?

Support for commercial solar electric power comes in many forms today.

State rebates and state tax incentives, Federal Tax Credits, Business Development Grant Programs and Accelerated Depreciation scheme combine to provide immediate positive cash flow for most commercial solar power installations in the very first year.

Check out your local, state, and federal incentives for commercial and renewable energy applications.

Are large commercial solar systems the same as residential solar electric systems, only larger?

The same principles apply, although with few exceptions, commercial applications are grid-intertied, whereas many residential solar electric systems are off-grid, or totally independent of utility-generated electric power. Commercial solar gridtie inverters matched with arrays of larger wattage solar panels (the same ones that work for residential solar power systems) provide power for all sorts of commercial applications, from remote traffic controls and telecommunications, to oil and gas industry applications, to solar electric systems for large municipal, school and government facilities.

How does commercial solar work?

  • Solar panels are mounted on a roof structure or on the grounds of the commercial facility, or are used as the roof structure over a parking lot.
  • The power created by sunlight on solar cells is sent to a device called an inverter which converts the DC power from the solar panels into AC power identical to that being sent to you from the utility grid.    Commercial inverters are available in a wide variety of power levels, from 2.5 kW to 250 kW, tailored to meet the requirements of any commercial application. Single phase and three phase products, with line voltage auto-detection, are designed to minimize power loss during the conversion process.   Passive cooling eliminates the needs for fans, reducing maintenance costs.  10-year parts and labor warranties are standard for inverters; 20 – 25 year warranties are standard for solar panels.
  • Power travels from the inverter to the electrical service panel at the breaker box, where it is distributed to electrical loads throughout the facility.
  • Excess power produced by the solar panels flows into the grid through your electric meter, causing your meter to run backwards and gaining your business a credit with the utility company.
  • Net metering is an agreement between you and your utility company.  The agreement states that the utility company will credit your account for excess electricity produced and fed into the utility grid.
  • If you install a time-of-use-meter, you may be credited for power at different rates—peak or off-peak rates.  Rates depend on the time of day, day of the week, and month of the year.  Peak periods are usually weekday summer afternoons.  When you send power to the utility grid during peak power times, you may receive credit at the higher peak rate.  When you draw on your credit at off-peak times, you will be debited at off-peak rates.
  • Most businesses will benefit by installing the time-of-use meter.