With attractive tax incentives and lower utility bills, more and more businesses are installing commercial solar panels. In recent years, the commercial adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has grown rapidly. In the U.S. there are over 1.8 Million solar energy systems installed nationwide. Given that heating and cooling represent approximately 70% of a commercial buildings’ energy usage – the potential savings – in both terms of dollars and carbon emissions – is enormous.

How Do Commercial Solar Panel Systems Work

When commercial solar panels are installed at your facility, the panels – via photovoltaic cells – convert sunlight into DC electricity. This DC electricity is then sent to an inverter converting it to AC electricity that can be used by your business.

While producing solar energy, your facility will directly use the solar power produced and in many cases, you typically generate more power than you actually need. When this occurs – your utility meter will actually spin backward! This excess power offsets the energy you may use at night or when the sun isn’t shining.

Due to higher electricity needs, commercial solar panel systems are often larger in size than traditional residential systems. With energy consumption typically highest during the day for businesses – and at peak times for utility rates – solar makes perfect sense for businesses.

Benefits of Commercial Solar Panel Installation

Reduce operating costs

Installing the best commercial solar panels for your business can help reduce monthly energy bills and practically “zero” out your electricity consumption.

Lock in energy costs

Depending on your method of financing, commercial solar companies offer the benefit of a fixed price, tax incentives, and little or no bills for the electric utility company.

Increase you capitalization rate

Commercial solar power systems allow you to be your own utility provider.  Lowering your net-operating expense helps increase your net-operating income (NOI). Fixed energy costs will assist with the income of your business or more so, the rental income of your commercial space. Contact a top commercial solar company – Hilton Head Solar & Roofing, to discuss the discuss the different features in which a solar power system can benefit a commercial business operator.

Low maintenance solar panel system

Due to no moving parts, commercial solar energy systems are low maintenance.  The only maintenance required is an annual checkup to optimize your commercial solar system.

Decrease your carbon footprint

Solar energy produces clean, emission-free electricity. This renewable energy source helps you show your dedication to reducing greenhouse emissions and helping to protect the environment.

Areas Served

South Carolina

  • Beaufort County
  • Charleston County
  • Lexington County
  • Richland County
  • Georgetown County
  • Dorchester County
  • Florence County
  • Horry County
  • Greenville County
  • Aiken County
  • Jasper County
  • Greenwood County


  • Chatham County
  • Effingham County
  • Bryan County
  • Screven County
  • Sumter County
  • Bulloch County
  • Richmond County
  • McIntosh County
  • Long County
  • Liberty County
  • Candler County
  • Jenkins County
  • Burke County
  • Wayne County

Getting started is easy! 

Call Hilton Head Solar TODAY at 843-21-SOLAR (76527) for your complimentary solar evaluation.  It only takes 15 minutes to find out if solar is right for you.