4 Ways to Know Solar is a Good Fit for your Business

4 Ways to Know Solar is a Good Fit for your Business - Blog Michigan Solar Solutions - 20180822_153544

Big or small, many industrial businesses can reap the benefits of installing solar power. When considering going solar, business executives should consider their goals of the project. Are you interested in going solar to cut your energy consumption and energy costs, being green-friendly to create a sustainable advantage or do you have another reason? 

There are many benefits of going solar for businesses in Michigan

Reduce Your Utility Bill, Get a Good Return on Investment

Your company will always need electricity. Drawing on sources such as coal, natural gas, or oil costs your business increasing amounts each year. Drawing on the sun’s energy through solar is predictable and offers economic opportunity. Solar power offers the chance to reduce or eliminate your electricity bill as the power your system produces offsets the power you pull from the grid. The more power your system generates, the less you owe in utility costs.

As technology has developed, the quality of products improved while the costs dropped. Solar panels prices have dropped over 70 percent since 2009, according to National Geographic. The cost of installation still is an expensive investment, but so is paying your electric bill.  With tax credits, incentives, and grants you will offset some of the costs. With these savings added to the reduction of utility costs leads to a rapid return on investment for choosing solar. Once the installation has been paid off, your solar panels will provide free energy for the rest of their  lifespans


Once installed, your solar panel system will need minimal maintenance. During the installation process, the technicians will optimize it to work reliably under warranty for around 25 years, with a lifespan closer to 35 years. If your system will not use batteries, there is even less of a need for maintenance. 

Clean Energy

Listing your business as a “Green Company” encourages both consumers and other businesses to partner with you. Solar energy is renewable and sustainable without contributing to air pollution during its operation. Choosing to operate using solar panels adds an environmentally-friendly stance that fits into an overall corporate social responsibility section of a company’s values and helps create a sustainable advantage. 

Will Solar Work for Your Business? Here are Four Ways to Know

Solar makes sense for many large businesses that consume a lot of energy. This includes large retail stores, warehouses, light manufacturing, greenhouses, hotels and more. These four things will make the difference in whether solar will make sense.

  1. Your business has high energy bills. For example, heating, cooling large spaces. (e.g. Warehouses, greenhouses, hotels)
  2. You consume energy primarily in the daytime. If your primary consumption is during the day, your array will offset more of the electricity. If you’re primarily a night-time energy user - solar may not be a good fit.
  3. You do not have high-density power use - ie. large power demand in a smaller space such as manufacturing equipment may not get as good a return.
  4. Your site conditions are right for solar. (i.e. roof is south, west or east facing, unshaded, and clear).

Your Next Step?

Have a conversation with a Commercial Solar Consultant to explore whether solar is a good fit for your business.

Michigan Solar Solutions is a commercial and residential solar installer and electrical contractor that has served the lower peninsula of Michigan since 2007. We have installed thousands of panels and have a happy customer near you, check out what our customers think of us: https://www.guildquality.com/michigansolarsolutions

If you or another business is interested in having an undeniable impact on your triple bottom line give us a call for a free consultation to see if solar is right for you! Call (248) 923-3456 or request a Free Online Solar Analysis for your business.

How to Improve Your Triple Bottom Line with Onsite Solar

One common sustainability framework enacted by companies such as DHL and Patagonia is the triple bottom line; where social and environmental impacts receive as much attention in decision making as the traditional economic bottom line. In this article, we look at how onsite solar can have a significant impact on your business’s triple bottom line.

Solar Investment Tax Credit Incentive of 26% in 2020

With the increase in green technology and awareness about climate change, it is no wonder the general enthusiasm for solar power in homes and businesses is on the rise. In fact, according to figures from Solar Energy Industries Association...

Ways Your City can Make Going Solar Easier

Residents, businesses, and municipalities across the U.S. are more and more readily taking advantage of alternative energy sources, especially solar power, than ever before. Millions of homes use solar to power their homes, reducing their carbon...

Winter Solar Production: What to Expect

To maximize your system’s energy production this winter, there are a couple of things you can do: 1. After a large snowfall, brush off and expose a portion of each panel. The panels will begin to produce energy and warm up melting...

Benefits of Solar Power for Schools and Universities

Most people only think of home or business uses of solar panels. Homeowners use solar panels to cover their electric bills. Businesses use alternative energy for many reasons, including being able to use the “going green” label. There...

Why Going Green with Solar Power is Good for Business

With the rise of alternative energy, there are even more options available to residential and commercial customers. Solar power provides many benefits for business owners, including increasing their value. This post will go through the top...

MSS Partners with Michigan State University Students at the Solar Decathlon Design Competition

In April, a group of 5 Michigan State University students traveled to Golden, Colorado to present their research in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Competition. The Solar Decathlon is a worldwide collegiate competition where students are faced with global sustainability issues and teams work to design energy efficient residences, work places, schools, and more that will appeal to their intended market.

Welcome to Our New Website!

  We've added great new features and updated our content to bring you the most up to date information about our company.  Check back often for updates.

NEW RGS Solar Shingles!

Michigan Solar Solutions is proud to announce our new product line, RGS POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles! MSS is proud to have been chosen as RGS's premier partner in the state and is excited to sell a product that was originally developed by...
Page: 123 - All

The Average Return on Solar in Michigan is Over 10% Per Year

Michigan Solar Solutions - Solar Panel Installation Company - icon-sun
Want to discover how much you’ll save?

Using only satellite imagery and your most recent electric bill, our solar experts can provide a detailed proposal with up to 98% accuracy. The best part is there’s zero obligation and zero pressure. We’re confident once you see what you can save, you’ll upgrade to solar.

Is Solar Right for Me?