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5 Benefits of Commercial Solar Energy

Solar is becoming more common among business, whether it’s for the long-term cost savings, reducing environmental impact, or both! Sunbelt Environmental's solar division is skilled in bringing this renewable energy source to businesses so they can reap the many benefits of solar power.

1. Tax Credits with Solar Power

The federal tax credit is a major benefit a business can see from making the switch to solar energy. When you purchase a solar power system, your business is eligible for a 30% federal tax credit and can deduct 85% of the value of the solar power system from taxes. Not only are there these tax benefits, but you could also receive rebates from your utility company that covers part of the solar power system cost.

2. Consistent Energy Bill

Solar energy allows you to lock in your energy bill cost, so you can avoid fluctuating energy costs. After a few months of using your solar power, you’ll be able to budget accurately each month without the worry of uncertainty of traditional electric bills.

3. Save Money with Solar Energy

Reducing your business’ monthly energy bill is one of the biggest perks of going solar. EnergySage marketplace data reveals that the average commercial property owner’s electricity bill drops 75 percent — from $1,950 to $500 — after switching to solar.

4. Increased Property Value

If you decide to sell your commercial property after you’ve invested in a solar power system, it might have a bigger price tag! Another plus side to solar is that, unlike many other home improvements, this will not increase your property taxes.

5. Support your Local Economy

Since solar jobs aren’t typically outsourced, when you purchase a solar power system, you’re supporting workers here in the area. As a result, you’re supporting your local economy.

If you’re interested in transitioning your business to a solar power system, call Sunbelt Environmental! We’re always happy to help answer any questions you may have.

The Push For Solar Energy In Missouri Continues

Missouri continues to push for solar energy. Earlier this year, the ribbon was cut at Rolla’s 20 acre solar farm, which consists of over 10,000 solar panels. The facility has a capacity to provide energy to be consumed by about 300 to 350 average size homes annually.

Rolla isn’t the only city adapting the solar power way of life.  Other communities with solar farms include Butler, Macon, Trenton and Marshall. Independence will soon be added to this list as well. The groundbreaking ceremony of what will be the Independence Solar Energy Community Farm was held on Wednesday, September 28.

Read more about the solar farms in Rolla and Independence and Missouri’s step to go green.

Apple Aiming For 100% Renewable Energy Sources

Apple, a company which has over 93% of their energy from renewable sources, is aiming to reach 100% soon. With the highly anticipated unveiling of the Campus 2, Apple’s new headquarters, Apple is paving the way to become known as the world’s biggest energy-efficient company. It has already begun rollout of its recycling programs and is aiming to benefit the environment in a number of innovative ways.

See how they have impacted the environment so far by watching this video.

Microsoft And Facebook Founders Invest In Clean Energy Technology

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are joining forces in order to tackle the issue of developing clean energy technologies. Zuckerberg announced on Facebook that he, his wife Priscilla, and Gates are launching the Breakthrough Energy Coalition with the goal to invest in new clean energy technologies.

TechCrunch goes more in depth here.