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Commercial Solar Panel Experts

Bringing The Power Of The Sun To Your Business

Connected Energy is a premier solar company specializing in solar and electricity, offering turnkey commercial solar solutions to businesses throughout Texas and beyond. We are dedicated to helping companies to reduce their energy costs and become more environmentally friendly through solar energy. With our team of experienced professionals and state-of-the-art equipment, we can provide top-quality solar installations for businesses of all sizes. We aim to make the transition to solar as seamless and cost-effective as possible for our customers. If you are interested in solar for your business, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about the options available.
Gunnar HendersonHouston, TX
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After gathering quotes from a number of solar companies in the area, I noticed that many companies will say whatever you want to hear in order to close the sale and move on to the next. When I spoke with Chris at Connected Solar he took the time to answer every question I had about the technology, industry and pricing so that I fully understood what I was investing in!
As if lower utility bills were not enough when you switch to solar, customers can take advantage of tax benefits that significantly reduce the cost of the system. A 30% federal tax credit is still available, and commercial solar customers can depreciate their solar systems on their federal and state taxes. These tax incentives are equivalent to 60-70% of the cost of the system, and between the solar savings and tax incentives, customers can get their money back in anywhere from 4 to 6 years. With a 30-year or more useful life, once your solar system has paid for itself, it will save money for decades.

Financial Incentives

This aspect is perhaps the most well-known. The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and 5-Year Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) have been essential drivers in reducing costs for companies going solar. Many other rebates and incentives exist for state, municipal, and utility levels. You can learn more about specific locations by searching the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Energy.

Strategic Net Metering

Net metering is the most common solution to handle surplus electricity from solar panels. In Texas, many electricity providers will buy back or credit you for excess solar power. However, Texas does not mandate net metering by law, but many Retail Electricity Providers (REPs) and municipal power companies offer the benefit. Your energy advisor will walk you through your options during your free consultation.

Rate Structure Incentives

While most companies have heard of net metering, perhaps one of the least talked about but critical topics are rate structure’s role. When possible, having the ability to rate switch to the best utility rate structure is extremely helpful in creating a winning financial scenario.

Maximizing Financial Value

Right now is a time of great opportunity for going solar. The right partner, like Connected Energy, can help you assemble the most financially advantageous combination of incentives, rate structures, financing, and investors (when applicable) to help your business achieve the maximum benefits and value from your solar project.