Electricity is a cost of business and a cost that keeps rising. Managers across Illinois have watched their power bills grow, with some small businesses and farms struggling to keep up with the bills.
It’s tough to manage a cost you can’t control.
But when you own a solar energy system, an energy-efficient building, you own your power. Illinois net metering lets you send the extra power you generate from your sustainable building back into the grid for credit. This energy will often cover all your solar-powered building needs to run all night and all year long. You can make your company “green” and lower your business expenditures—it’s simply a solid investment.
Solar-powered buildings are sweeping the nation. In fact, California has recently proposed a mandate requiring new commercial buildings to have solar panels. Real estate developers, architects, construction engineers, or anyone else with an impending new build should consider how a smart energy system with solar panels can positively impact your client. Businesses can qualify for great incentives as they go green and save money while having a positive impact on the environment.
Incentives for Today
Now, federal tax credits and utility-funded incentives make new solar systems an even better deal. Commercial systems can pay for themselves in as little as two to three years. In the very first year, you can depreciate 85% of the cost for a commercial solar system on your taxes. Your tax credit even applies to a battery backup that keeps you running when ice or storms bring power lines down.
Our state’s Future Energy Jobs Act has created an excellent opportunity to build new solar systems, and it’s brought a lot of solar company representatives to this area.
But, when the new system incentives and tax credits run out, those companies will be gone too.
Halo Solar is a partner you can trust to help you keep the lights on every day, now and in the future. We can help you make sense of the credits and incentives, and we will tailor your system to meet your unique needs.
When your business is on the line, trust Halo Solar.