Solar panels are a great source of power for any business — even those that lie within city limits and are subjected to stricter building code limitations. Our recent work for BMW of Annapolis shows that just about any company can take advantage of solar systems. Here’s how.
Use the Roof
With BMW of Annapolis, there wasn’t much free ground space on the property to install solar panels. So instead, we used the dealership’s large roof space. The dealership actually had three separate buildings, and we installed solar panels on the rooftop of all three. This ensured we could still install a large system, utilizing previously unused space.
Solar panel tech has dramatically improved over the years. Panels are sleek and slim, with less of a visual impact on the roof. Increased efficiency also means we don’t need to install as many panels to produce the same amount of power. Installation can even be done using a racking system, which allowed the entire installation for BMW of Annapolis to be completed without any tools. This was faster and far less disruptive to their business.
Subsidize Power Costs
Not all businesses will be able to get 100 percent of their power from their solar panels. After all, some facilities use a lot of electricity. The number of panels you have generating power will also make a difference. However, even a relatively small installation can cut a large portion of your business’s ongoing electricity costs, giving you greater control over your bottom line.
If you’re interested in optimizing your business’s electricity use, reach out to us today! Our experienced team will work with you to find the solution that works with your property layout while still meeting your energy needs.