go solar with ease
We provide detailed commercial solar designs and professional installations.
Our team handles all of the paperwork and permits required for any commercial building to go solar. We are experienced installers who know how to safely install and connect commercial scale solar arrays.
Huge benefits for carbon emission reductions (save on carbon tax), advertising capabilities to show they are a “green” company can add points to a “LEED” certification.
There are numerous huge benefits for carbon emission reductions, including savings on carbon tax, advertising capabilities to demonstrate your company is a “green” company (and can add points to a “LEED” certification), and it demonstrates a corporate commitment to our environment and the planet as a whole.
Utilizing solar, your company can set itself apart from its competitors by utilizing solar commercial designs. Investing in solar energy highlights a dedication to your impact on Earth and can draw in customers more than ever before.
See how you can begin today with CMI Solar by reading on or getting a free quote.
The Benefits of Solar Commercial Solutions
Introducing solar energy solutions for your company offers many benefits, including:
Introducing solar power systems to your company can benefit your business by saving up to 100% through the generation of its own electricity using solar power. Once you purchase the system initially, each unit of energy produced becomes virtually free, as solar energy is a renewable resource.
Solar panels also help businesses offset the cost of electricity by generating it on-site, rather than relying on a utility provider or the local electricity company. As a result, you will receive significant monthly savings and reduce dependence on the local grid. Combining solar panels with battery storage provides immunity against blackouts and reduces reliance on carbon-emitting generators.
Clean and renewable, solar power never gets used up and doesn’t produce harmful emissions like traditional fossil fuels. By using solar power, your company can reduce its carbon footprint and make a significant contribution to mitigating the impacts of climate change.
Bettered Public Image:
Companies that actively utilize solar energy systems often earn a reputation as being more socially responsible compared to those that do not. Embracing environmental consciousness can enhance your company’s reputation and public image.
Solar panels boast a long lifespan of 30-40 years and demand minimal maintenance throughout their operational life. This makes them a highly cost-effective, long-term investment for companies seeking to lower energy expenses and minimize their environmental impact.
Carbon Credit Generation:
Ontario commercial enterprises can generate “carbon credits” by implementing emission reduction projects, such as solar installations, that meet the Ontario Emissions Performance Standards (ERS). Once a project is registered, the Ontario government issues “carbon credits” based on the qualifying emissions reductions achieved. Your business can then sell these carbon credits on the carbon market or use them to fulfill compliance requirements under the regulatory carbon pricing program.
Governments currently provide a wide range of tax incentives to companies that adopt solar power, including tax credits, rebates, depreciation deductions, and more. These incentives effectively offset the initial installation costs and support businesses in utilizing solar energy.
Ontario residents can also employ the declining balance method to calculate the depreciation expense of a solar system throughout its useful life. This method determines the depreciation as a fixed percentage of the system’s declining book value. In Ontario, Class 43.1 and 43.2 solar systems have a capital cost allowance rate (CCA) of 30%. This allows your business to invest in solar energy and expedite depreciation expenses during the initial stages of the system’s life. As a result, your tax burden is reduced, and you can achieve a faster return on investment.
Companies that generate their own electricity through solar panels gain greater control over their energy supply and costs, resulting in partial or total immunity to power outages and fluctuations in energy prices. By relying less on the traditional grid, these companies can effectively manage their energy needs with increased independence.
How Many Solar Panels Are Needed For A Commercial Building?
Although both residential and commercial buildings may benefit from the addition of a solar panel system, the requirement of energy is different for either type of building. A system is typically sized based on the kWh consumption that the building requires annually. For a commercial building, this might be much more than your average residence.
CMI Solar also uses several types of measuring devices digitally and onsite, including satellite imagery, sun tracking tech, lidar to measure light and solar irradiance, and other award winning solar software. This ensures the system’s maximum performance and optimal, accurate energy offset calculations.
CMI Solar only uses the latest solar panels and inverter tech on its commercial systems to maximize offset and “future-proof” each system.
Solar panel systems for commercial buildings are an excellent way to produce carbon credits as an additional revenue stream and lower your business’ carbon taxes.
Our experience with CMI Solar has been very positive. We really enjoyed their business approach and that they treated the project individually with a non-cookie cutter style. This flexibility allowed us to be more hands on and share our input into the project plans. They were very responsive to any questions and supportive throughout the process. Our system installation went rather smoothly, and CMI’s team was able to respond to any deviation with minimal delay. Additionally, to facilitate the new system our electrical panel needed to be expanded to which, CMI was able to provide the equipment and install with excellent service. Overall, the system works great and can’t wait for more sunny days. Thanks, CMI Solar.- Anna Pawel Potemscy
I purchased an EV charger and they had it installed quickly. No complaints here.- Michael B
I was surprised at how quickly CMI Solar was able to install my EV charger. It looks great on my garage wall and charges my Tesla very quickly. Now I never have to pay to charge my car again!- Joel Smith
Great customer service and they kept their word!!! CMI Solar communicated where we were in the process of getting our panels, what step was next AND time frames in which we could expect things to happen. If we had any questions, they always promptly answered our calls. The guys who came to install the panels and came for inspection were very nice, respectful and prompt. I honestly couldn’t say anything bad about CMI Solar. We’re also happy that we chose to go solar with them.- Paula Waller
I looked at 5 companies and yours was the most honest in that you guys mentioned the disadvantages as well as advantages of solar. Customer service was exceptional. Every time I called and had any kind of issue or question, it was answered right away. They were open with the costs and helped me understand how the system will save me money over the long term. The installation team was on time and took about 2 days to complete the installation. Overall I would highly recommend CMI Solar for their great customer service and quick installation.- Charles Giles
The panels I purchased had superior performance and a very good long term warranty. CMI Solar also managed the permitting, design and installation process smoothly.- Keira Hughes
Frequently Asked Questions
About Our Solar Energy Solutions For Your Commercial Enterprise
Here are some frequently asked questions about our solar energy solutions for commercial properties and how our professional installers can assist in reducing your business’s utility bills, thereby lowering expenses and boosting revenue.
If you have any further questions about our solar energy solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team members will be delighted to assist you with any inquiries and guide you through the process of transitioning to solar energy.
What Is The Difference Between Commercial And Residential Solar Panels Systems?
There really isn’t much difference between commercial and residential solar panel systems, although it’s reasonable to note that their purpose, installation, and size may vary.
Commercial solar panel systems tend to be much larger than their residential variations, as they are intended to meet the much higher energy demands of industrial facilities and businesses.
They also require more space for installation and tend to be installed on carports, rooftops, on the ground, etc. Residential solar panel systems, on the other hand, are generally on roofs.
The purpose of a residential solar system is to offset your home’s energy consumption and energy costs. Commercial solar panel systems, on the other hand, are designed with the purpose of generating electricity in order to power business operates, improve the bottom line, and reduce energy costs overall.
Maintenance for both residential and commercial is relatively low, but commercial systems may require more maintenance due to their complexity and size. Both are designed to meet the unique energy demands of the dwelling they are installed to.
Can A Building Run Only With Solar Panels?
Yes, it is entirely possible for your building to run solely on solar panels, so long as the solar panels are adequately designed and installed to meet the energy needs of your company. A solar power system that is “grid-tied” has its solar panels connected with an inverter, where power is converted to electricity that can be used by a building’s electrical system.
In order for a building to be able to be run purely on its solar energy, the solar panel system should be designed to generate enough electricity for it to meet the building’s energy needs. This can vary based on the size of the building, its occupants, and what its current electricity needs are.
How Efficient Is A Commercial Solar Panel?
A commercial solar panel is as efficient as its specific type and its manufacturer. Thanks to CMI Solar’s partnership with LONGi, we are guaranteed access to some of the best solar panels in the country. Commercial solar panels as a whole tend to have a higher efficiency rating than residential solar panels due to their higher power output and larger size.
The efficiency rating of a commercial solar panel boils down to its ability to convert sunlight into electricity, but there are additional factors which can impact efficiency which are unrelated to the solar panel itself. Those factors include shading and temperature, panel orientation, etc. Systems should also be properly installed, maintained, and monitored to ensure their optimal performance.
CMI Solar provides extended warranties, per panel system monitoring and expert installation services to ensure your commercial solar system is operating at its full potential for decades to come.
How Many Watts Does A Commercial Solar Panel Produce?
The exact amount of power, measured in watts, that a commercial solar panel might produce is dependent on a few factors, such as the efficiency and size of the panel, how much sunlight it receives daily, and additional environmental variables, such as shading and temperature. For the most part, commercial solar panels tend to be larger which higher power output than your average residential solar panels.
CMI’s expert installers will take into account the best application for your solar panel system to design and install your solar panels in the way that best maximizes power output.
How Many Solar Panels Are Needed For A Condominium Building?
Although it depends on a few factors as to how many panels a condominium building will need, such as the size of the building, the building’s energy consumption, energy needs of the residents, and how much sunlight the building receives, a solar panel installer from CMI Solar can help you design a system that is tailored to the needs of your building.
As a general rule of thumb, the amount of solar panels needed to power a condo building are based on energy consumption needs. This can be estimated based on things like the type of appliances and equipment the residents use, size of units, number of units, etc. These factors can be used to gauge the total energy demand of the building, which can then be used to determine the size of solar panel system.
A condo building with 50 units may need a solar panel system that has a capacity of between 50-100 kilowatts in order to meet the energy demands of that building. How many solar panels are needed for this will depend on available space, shading and orientation, and panel efficiency.
Ultimately, the number may vary, but utilising the help of CMI Solar may mean having an expert who you can consult with to draw up a digital design for your condominium building and propose realistic electrical offsets and accurate savings. This can help you to save on costs overall, reduce other building expenses, and allow you to keep condo costs for each unit owner as affordable as possible.