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What Kind of Company Chooses to Go Solar?

06/14/11

  11:53:00 am, by Jim Jenal - Founder & CEO   , 442 words  
Categories: Solar Economics, Commercial Solar

What Companies Choose Solar?

Since not every company’s roof sports a solar power system, it is clear that not every company is going solar.  So that got us thinking - just what kind of companies are choosing to incorporate solar into their business plans?  A quick scan of recent headlines reveals that some of the best known companies in this country are making big plays to add solar.  Consider these headlines:

The list goes on and on.

What do all of these companies have in common?  Pretty much every one of these news stories reflected the same wisdom that was described by Kikkoman’s management.  Particularly in California, the combination of abundant sunshine, respectable solar rebates and positive tax incentives (both in the form of the 30% federal tax credit and the federal and state accelerated depreciation schedules) makes adding solar a compelling financial decision.  Indeed our most recent commercial clients are seeing an internal rate of return in excess of 17% with payback occurring as soon as Year 4.  By Year 10, the owner of a 50 kW solar power system will have not only paid off their entire out-of-pocket cost, but they will have more than $100,000 in savings to boot.  No other investment that could be made in your business can match that return.

Don’t be left out - follow the lead of some of the best known companies in America who have figured out that it is time to Go Solar, Now!

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Really enjoyed this blog post which is both inspirational and informative. Nice job, Jim!
06/14/11 @ 17:36


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Jim Jenal is the Founder & CEO of Run on Sun, Pasadena's premier installer and integrator of top-of-the-line solar power installations.
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