8 Common Questions About The Commercial Rooftop Solar

Solar power technology has been seen to visibly increase many incredible advancements during the recent years it has benefited the house owners as well as the commercial entrepreneurs in saving their economy without increasing the impact of harmful chemicals in the environment.

However, there are many questions that sprang into mind when you have decided to install a solar panel on your commercial property. Here are a few that can help clearing your confusion.

1.DO I NEED TO GO OFF-GRID WHEN I SWITCH TO SOLAR?

Solar energy systems are not meant to eliminate the need of the off-grid for commercial spaces but you can gently go off-grid when you utilize solar batteries they store the excess solar energy and help in times of need. In fact, most of the commercial buildings utilize the grid along with solar energy to reduce significant energy costs.

Solar power systems are not completely meant to eliminate the need of the grid but they can replace the majority of electric usage by creating a more sustainable energy solution.

2.HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I SAVE ON ELECTRICITY BILLS EVERY MONTH AFTER SWITCHING TO SOLAR?

Going solar is a strategic decision for many commercial owners but making a switch towards solar guarantees a significant return on investment for your business. According to Shams Dubai solar program, the business owners with a large scale of industries save up to 90% of DEWA electricity consumption using solar energy thereby saving hundreds to thousands of dirhams per year.

3.DO SOLAR PANELS GENERATE ENOUGH AMOUNT OF ELECTRICITY DURING THE WINTER AND RAINY DAYS?

Absolutely yes! The solar power panels can produce up to 30 % – 50 % of solar energy during cloudy weather and 10 % – 20 % of the optimum energy generation during the heavy rains. In summer season if your 1 kW solar panel system is generating 4 kWh of electricity during the day then in cloudy weather the same 1 kW of solar energy panel will approximately generate 1- 2 kWh of electricity in a day.

4.WHEN WILL I SEE THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR MY COMMERCIAL SOLAR PANEL INVESTMENT?

The total amount of money you will save by investing in a solar power system for commercial purpose varies based on multiple factors which include:

  • The kind of solar technology you wish to use on your property
  • Incentives of solar energy you utilize
  • Your total solar energy usage
  • And the number of solar panel systems you choose to install

Typically solar power panels have low maintenance costs and can nearly last up to 20 to 30 years. And most of the commercial builds have significant rooftop space that benefits them as an ideal asset for the potential revenue generation in square footage of underuse. In our experience mostly the commercial building owners see their return on investment (ROI) in 5 years or maybe even less.

5.HOW CAN I REPLACE MY ROOF IF I INSTALL A SOLAR POWER SYSTEM?

Before installing a solar panel system, your solar installer will conduct a rooftop assessment test and determine if your roof needs to be replaced during the lifetime of the solar PV system. If the roof needs to be replaced then the commercial building owners are encouraged to replace the rooftop prior to the installation process of the solar PV system. However, the third-party owner contracts can be designed to deal with the temporary removal of the solar system if the roof needs to be replaced at later date.

6.HOW DO I KNOW IF MY BUILDING IS SUITABLE FOR SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION?

Buildings that contain large and flat rooftops with good conditioning are best suited for solar panel installation. Solar projects last up to many decades and it is good to make sure your rooftop lasts as long.

7.DO COMMERCIAL SOLAR PANELS MAKE SENSE FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM-SIZE BUSINESSES?

Yes, of course! Commercial solar panels have come a long way from fitting into the shoes of large-scale businesses to the affordable yet great fit for even small to medium size businesses. If you are operating your business, energy bills can add up regardless of your business size.

8.WILL A ROOFTOP SOLAR PV SYSTEM IMPACT THE ROOF DRAINAGE?

No, your solar PV installer will assess the rooftop drainage system routes and design the system to ensure the drainage is not impacted and also the access of water flow is provided to the other rooftop systems for proper maintenance.

Thinking To Go Solar For Your Commercial Property?

Why wait, when you can recover every single penny that you have invested! Wattz is one of the top solar panel installers in UAE providing high-quality solar power panels for homes and commercial spaces for many years. Get your installation done today and enjoy the solar benefits.

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