Commercial Solar Information Hub
Solar electricity helps property owners reduce their energy costs and their environmental impact.
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This page provides information and resources about putting solar on your commercial building, manufacturing facility, apartment building, or condominium.
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How It Works
Solar electric systems, also known as solar photovoltaics or solar PV, convert sunlight into electrical energy through an array of solar panels that connect to a building’s electrical system or directly to the electrical grid.
As you consider whether solar electricity is right for your building or business, you can familiarize yourself with how the technology works. The U.S. Department of Energy offers a video on the basics of solar.
In a grid-connected solar electric system, a building’s solar panels are connected to the local utility’s electrical grid. The building can continue to get some or all of its electricity from the grid. It can also “export” energy from its PV system to the grid when the PV produces more than the building needs.
Panels are made up of a series of individual solar cells that convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. The higher the intensity of the sunlight striking the panels, the more electricity they produce. Once the electricity is produced, it flows to the inverter.
The inverter converts the direct current (DC) electricity produced by the panels into alternating current (AC) electricity, which is the form that can be used in the building. Inverters include a range of technologies, from central inverters that convert the electricity from many solar panels, to microinverters that are attached to each individual panel in a system. In grid-connected systems, inverters are designed so that if power from the utility goes down, the PV system will shut down, too. a critical safety precaution for utility workers and public safety personnel.
The electrical panel is where electricity enters a building.- from either the solar panels or the utility grid. The electrical panel will automatically draw additional power from the utility when the PV system is unable to meet the building’s electricity demand. If the solar electric system is producing more electricity than needed, the electrical panel will send the excess electricity to the utility grid through a device called a net meter.
Energy Storage (optional)
An energy storage system can provide short-term storage for the power produced by your solar electric system. Several on-site technologies for energy storage, most notably lead acid and lithium ion batteries, are now available as add-ons to a solar installation. Energy storage systems help ensure power reliability during grid outages and can provide opportunities for improved on-site energy management, such as shaving peak demand. Primary factors to consider when evaluating a storage system include price, capacity, voltage, and life cycle
Federal Incentives: Under the Inflation Reduction Act, Commercial Solar systems can now choose in between the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and Production Tax Credit (PTC). Direct pay options may be available for certain tax-exempt entities, and new transferability possibilities can provide increased flexibility around financing. Adders are also available if the project meets certain criteria. For more details, you may refer to the Inflation Reduction Act: Solar Energy and Energy Storage Provisions Summary provided by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
- Investment Tax Credit (ITC): Base ITC of 30% through 2033
- Production Tax Credit (PTC): PTC currently set at 0.026/kWh, adjusted each year for inflation by the IRS
Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) Business owners can depreciate solar electric systems over a five-year schedule.
Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (Smart) Program: A production-based incentive that is paid directly by investor-owned utilities in Massachusetts to solar electric system owners. Smart was launched by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) in conjunction with investor-owned utilities. The selected Solar Program Administrator, CLEAResult, accepts and processes applications. Please see the DOER Smart website and the program administrator’s Smart website for more information and a downloadable calculator to estimate Smart project incentives. To view the Smart Solar Block Status Update, see the Solar Program Administrator log-in page.
Net Metering Allows customers to receive credits on their utility bill for excess generation in any given month. The credits can then be applied during times when the system is not generating electricity. Net metering credit values depend on a number of factors including system size.
Municipal Light Plant Solar Rebate Programs: If you are served by a Municipal Light Plant (MLP), please contact your MLP directly for the most up to date information on incentives and programs.
Cost and Performance
The cost of buying a solar electric system can vary based on system size, location, equipment used and other factors.
The dashboard below can help business or property owners to explore the cost and performance of solar PV systems installed across Massachusetts installed under various state programs (such as Smart and Solar Carve Out). listed below are shown as median values, which may not reflect unique project parameters. Pricing may vary based on project-specific factors, such as site condition or chosen equipment. MassCEC recommends comparing at least three installer quotes to help customers determine their best option.
This dashboard is based on the data included in our Solar PV Systems in MA Report (Excel format). Data about the performance of solar electric systems in Massachusetts can also be downloaded as part of the SREC Capacity Factor Report. (Note: This 54 MB Excel file may be slow to download). The 11-year average net capacity factor for solar PV systems in Massachusetts is 13.05 percent (2010 to 2020).
Energy storage, or batteries, can be a great complementary technology to install with solar PV. The pairing of solar PV system with energy storage is often referred to as solar storage. With recent updates to state policies and incentive programs, combined with the potential electric bill savings and resilience benefits, solar storage has become an increasingly attractive option for commercial property owners in Massachusetts. If you are interested in pursuing energy storage as part of a solar PV project, be sure to discuss your options as part of installer inquires and as you compare installer quotes.
MassCEC is actively involved in advancing energy storage as part of its Net Zero Grid FOCUS.
Business or property owners have many options when it comes to financing the installation of solar electric systems. The more common financing options and their benefits are described below.
Direct purchasing involves buying the solar electric system outright, without the need for a loan or other financing mechanisms. This is typically the least expensive path to solar ownership, and provides the highest return on investment over time. While purchasing a solar electric system has the largest up-front cash requirement, several programs and financial incentives are available to help defray up-front costs.
Many business owners opt to take out a loan to finance a solar electric system purchase. Financing a solar electric installation provides the system owner with many of the benefits of a direct purchase with a lower up-front investment, though interest payments and other fees may apply. In recent years, loans dedicated to solar installations have become popular in Massachusetts.
While loans can be a cost-effective option. loan terms can vary widely. Businesses should be sure to understand all charges and fees before agreeing to terms. In particular, you may want to ask lenders and their representatives about:
- Dealer fees or other closing costs associated with financing
- What happens if payments are missed, particularly for ‘same-as-cash’ financing arrangements
- Whether interest paid is tax deductible
- Whether the lender takes a security interest
Under a solar lease, a property owner agrees to pay a pre-determined monthly bill to a solar company, which installs, owns and operates the solar electric system. The property owner then has access to the electricity generated by the system, lowering the property owner’s monthly utility bill. A solar lease provides the opportunity for a business owner to benefit from solar electricity with little or no up-front cost.
A PPA is similar to a solar lease, in that the solar company will own and operate the system on the property owner’s roof. Rather than a fixed monthly payment, however, the property owner agrees to purchase the electricity generated by the system at an agreed-upon per-kilowatt-hour price, often lower than typical utility rates. Like a solar lease, a PPA allows a business owner to begin saving money immediately, with little or no up-front cost.
When considering a solar lease or PPA. review the contract carefully to understand all terms and conditions. While contractual terms may vary, items to consider are:
- The length of the contract
- Who benefits from incentives like tax credits and solar renewable energy certificates
- Whether there is an option to buy the system at a later date
- The initial electricity price and any applicable price changes over time
- What happens at the end of the contract term
- What happens if you move out of the house or business
The Solar Project Builder. a tool developed with support from the US Department of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative, can help you compare the benefits of different financing options for your project.
Commercial Solar Panel Installation
Installing solar panels offers commercial property owners the opportunity to power their businesses while reducing the amount spent on utility bills. Additionally, solar panels are an effective way to make businesses more eco-friendly. What’s more is that solar panels have dipped in cost over the years, making them incredibly affordable when combined with tax incentives.
At Lippolis Electric, we offer high-quality commercial solar panel services to help your New York business thrive. Lippolis Electric is an electrical contracting company with over 37 years of experience and Solar Energy International certification. Serving Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, we’re dedicated to providing professional solar solutions for you and your business.
If you’re curious about how solar panels could work for your commercial property, continue reading to learn more about solar and why Lippolis Electric is one of the best commercial solar installation companies in New York and surrounding areas.
Brief History of Solar Energy
The big push for solar energy in the United States started in the early 1970s, primarily due to the energy crisis that was happening in the U.S. at that time. The government saw great potential in the energy source and started passing pro-solar power legislation. Specific federal agencies were tasked with research and development, which led to incredible gains in solar technology. By the 1980s, there were functioning solar-powered cars and aircraft.
From the 1970s through the 1990s, solar manufacturers prioritized making solar cells smaller and less expensive, therefore more accessible to the masses. As progress continued, developers were building more and more solar power plants. In the 1990s, the first grid-supported solar PV system was made, marking the beginning of solar power becoming a mainstream power source.
In 2005, the U.S. passed the Energy Policy Act, which established a 30% investment tax credit to residential and commercial buildings using solar energy systems. Since then, the constant evolution has caused the cost of solar energy to decrease significantly, allowing Americans to invest in the energy source on an even greater scale.
Today, this sustainable energy source has taken the nation by storm. The Solar Energy Industries Association reports that as of 2019, there are more than 2 million solar panel installations in the U.S. This success isn’t limited to the U.S., either — solar power is a popular energy source worldwide. Did you know that the Eiffel Tower runs on a combination of solar power and wind turbines?
Since its origins, continuous technological advancements have made solar energy accessible to both residential and commercial spaces on a wide scale.
Benefits of Switching to Solar for Your Business
It’s a reasonable assumption that only big corporations have the capability to utilize solar energy in their business operations. However, with specific solar energy advancements, it’s no longer restricted to businesses of a certain size — companies of all kinds can stand to benefit from switching to solar power.
The benefits of solar energy for businesses include the following:
- Increases sustainability: Thanks to solar energy, your company can use fewer fossil fuels, reduce pollution and diminish its carbon footprint. As a result, your business will be doing its part to help fight climate change, all while you improve your brand image by making the switch to more eco-friendly operations.
- Low operating costs: Using a solar power system can reduce or eliminate electric bill costs. Most businesses find that the cost to install their solar systems is minuscule compared to the amount saved during the system’s lifespan, generating a high return on investment. Ultimately, electricity bills become more affordable and are easier to predict, as you no longer have to worry about wildly fluctuating energy expenses.
- Higher property value: Adding solar panels can increase your property value significantly, especially as interest in renewable energy continues to grow.
- Reduces maintenance: The solar cells in a solar power panel are safely enclosed in tempered, protective glass and framed with non-corrosive aluminum. Due to this arrangement, and the fact that solar panels are built to be exposed to all conditions, they can typically withstand harsh weather without any wear and tear.
- Offers tax benefits: With concern about the environment rising and becoming more of a national priority, local, state and federal governments support those moving towards a clean energy source. In New York, you may be eligible for certain tax credits or rebates. Another commercial solar incentive you receive for moving your business to solar power is accelerated depreciation. Normally, equipment depreciation tax deductions are spread over the entirety of the object’s lifespan. With the Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System, you can write off your total solar system in the first year, improving your cash flow.
Solar Solutions From Lippolis Electric
Lippolis Electric can help your business go solar with ease. While transitioning to solar energy may seem like a big shift, we’re here to support you the entire way through. Outside of aiding in the switch from traditional power wiring to the wiring necessary for solar panels, our experienced professionals can work closely with management to execute planning, budgets and site work.
Below, you’ll find four types of solar panel installations you can consider for your business.
Types of Solar Solutions
There are four primary solar installation methods we offer, including:
- Ground Mount Systems: These solar systems are solar panels mounted to the ground of your property. For the system to be secured, a foundation — usually made on concrete — must be built. This is an additional step in the installation process that offers an extra level of convenience, as it makes the panels simple to keep clean. These systems are ideal for commercial buildings with a roof facing the opposite path of direct sunlight.
- Roof Mount Systems: With this method, solar racking is installed to hold the panels in place directly on top of the roof. The benefit of roof mount systems is that you don’t have to use land that could be used for other operations. Points to consider before deciding to install a roof mount system are the age and condition of your roof, as your roof must be in good shape to provide the solar panel system with a secure foundation.
- Canopy Mount Systems: This type of system is an alternative to rooftop solar panels. It involves elevated outdoor structures that host solar panels while providing shade. The solar panels can be orientated to generate the maximum electricity, making them the ideal choice for businesses with significant electricity needs. Typically, canopy mount systems are located in parking lots and other paved areas.
- Pole Mount Systems: This option allows the solar panels to be slightly more off the ground than a standard ground mount system. With pole mount systems, you can install as many solar panels as you want, as long as you have the outdoor space for them. These solar systems are ideal for businesses with high energy requirements and a considerable amount of unused land.
Contact Us About Installing Commercial Solar Panels for Your New York Business
Are you interested in receiving the benefits that come with operating on solar energy? Lippolis Electric can help. Contact our experts to learn more about how your business can transition to solar energy.
Commercial Solar Power Systems
Are you interested in a commercial solar power system for your business? The benefits of going green partially or entirely for your business’ energy needs offer a variety of benefits. Not only do you gain the benefits of renewable, clean, affordable energy, but you will also work with our expert, certified team at West Coast Solar to design, plan, install, and maintain the array. We’ve been serving Sacramento and the Greater East Bay Area for more than a decade, and when it comes to business and commercial solar panel systems, we can help.
A Safe, High-Return Investment
Many California solar panel systems have a return on investment that rivals traditional investments. This is because of the substantial cost savings from switching to solar. The solar equipment we install exceeds traditional investments in that the initial investment is typically paying for itself within ten years, and then the following 15-20 years are at a profit.
What is the estimated return on investment when it comes to a home solar power system? Our team usually starts with your current electricity bill: What if it disappeared? After your initial investment pays for itself, you can see significantly reduced, eliminated, or even credited electric bills. If you look at any moderate to long-term investment, solar power is near the top of the list when it comes to homeownership.
California has been leading the charge in solar technology for decades now. That means there is certainly no shortage of solar companies in California to choose from — but not all solar companies are the same. When you decide to make the switch to solar, you are making a huge investment in your business. That’s why you will want to work with a solar company that will go above and beyond to make sure your entire experience from start to finish is simple, streamlined, and stress-free for you and your business. But how do you choose the best solar company for you when there are so many to choose from? Let us help make the decision easy for you.
Top Rated Local® Commercial Solar Power System Installation in California
When it comes to going green, there’s never been a better time than right now to get hooked on solar power. When it comes down to it, making the switch to solar panels is one of the best things you can do for your Northern California business, for your community, and for the planet at large. Regardless of whether you own a small coffee shop, a spa, a hotel resort, or even a massive department store, virtually any and all businesses can benefit from wholly or partially powering their property with clean, renewable energy derived from the sun.
Here’s a brief rundown of the benefits you can enjoy when you install a commercial solar power system to power your business. We’ll also dig into these benefits in-depth below.
Commercial solar panels for your business can:
Significantly reduce overhead business costs and operating costs
Provide reliable future longevity that you can feel confident about
Create lasting and affordable energy independence
Deliver an excellent Return On Investment (ROI) for short-term and long-term financial benefits and returns
Positively impact your local community and the environment
Here at West Coast Solar, we want to make going solar simple and fun for business owners in Northern California. Our number one goal is to help you unlock your business’ energy potential so you can enjoy all of these benefits and so much more for years to come. If you are ready to free yourself from dependence on traditional energy sources, then it’s time to get hooked on solar energy. Connect with your trusted solar company in California to schedule a free consultation, and keep reading to learn about all of the possibilities of powering your business with clean solar energy.
Why Is Solar Energy For Businesses So Popular in California?
You are probably used to seeing solar panels installed on houses and businesses all throughout Northern California, but have you ever wondered why solar is so popular in The Golden State? It could be due in part to the fact that California’s average annual sunshine rate is equivalent to nearly 3,500 hours of sunshine, averaging nearly nine hours of sunlight daily. Thanks to efficient and cost-effective solar technology, it only makes sense to harvest the sun’s energy to power homes and businesses across the state.
Solar energy is a highly viable alternative energy source that is virtually inexhaustible. To put it simply, as long as the sun keeps shining, the sunlight will continue to provide an unlimited supply of clean, renewable energy to power your business. The best part? Well, there are many “best parts” when it comes to solar, but it is especially beneficial because this energy source won’t harm the environment as other traditional energy resources extracted from fossil fuels do. But what is solar energy, exactly, and how does it work to power your business? Let’s take a look!
What is Solar Energy?
The sun is one big star made up of gases (particularly hydrogen and helium). In short, the sun generates energy in its core through nuclear fusion. A small portion of that energy then radiates out to Earth in the form of light particles called photons, which have an enormous impact on our planet. Think of solar energy as an essential life force resource for all life on Earth. Through ever-developing-and-evolving solar technology, solar panels can effectively capture the sun’s energy and transform it into usable electric and thermal energy to power everything from yard lights to cars to homes to entire neighborhoods and business campuses.
What Is a Commercial Solar Power System?
West Coast Solar designs, manufactures, and installs commercial solar panel systems that allow businesses just like yours to take advantage of all the benefits of solar. Solar technology involves the installation of solar panels, or photovoltaic panels, on and/or around a commercial building or property. This highly effective technology harnesses the sun’s rays and converts them into usable energy to power your business’s electronic systems, including computers, lights, appliances, HVAC, and more. But how does a commercial solar energy system actually work? Let’s explore!
How Do Commercial Solar Panels Work?
Commercial solar power systems have completely transformed the way businesses across all industries use energy. Our custom-designed and installed solar panel arrays are built for maximum efficiency and longevity so that you get the best possible benefit from your commercial solar panels. But how the heck do these complex solar technologies work? Check it out!
Once your custom commercial solar system has been designed and built, West Coast Solar then installs your solar panels according to your previously determined specifications.
The actual solar panels themselves are made from silicon that can effectively conduct and generate electricity. These are installed in areas that get the most amount of sun, which the panels capture and then send to an inverting system that converts and disperses the solar energy accordingly.
Solar technology allows the panels to harness the sun’s energy and then convert it from direct current (DC) energy into alternating current (AC) energy through the solar inverter.
The AC energy is then directed to your business’s electrical panel, be it on your building or on your property, depending on your type of business.
This clean solar energy flows into your building and is then dispersed to power everything from lights to electronic devices.
Any excess or unused energy is then redirected from your business to the electrical grid.
Why Install a Commercial Solar Power System?
Installing a commercial solar panel system to power your business unlocks an incredible amount of potential for you, your employees, and even your local community. As with most other things, California is leading the charge (pun intended) in the push for the nation as a whole to become more reliant on renewable energy sources in the residential, commercial, and even industrial sectors. What’s more, with this bright future ahead of us, there has never been a better time to invest in a solar array for your business than right now. But don’t just take our word for it.
Here are some captivating facts about the growth of solar in California and the United States over the last five years.
California ranks number one for solar installations as of 2019.
With the rise in solar power reliance, have dropped by nearly 40% over the last five years.
Non-residential solar panel installations have remained steady since the national peak in 2017.
Fortune 500 companies and other large retailers in California and nationally, like Walmart, Apple, Amazon, Target, and Agilent Technologies are installing rooftop solar panels at an impressive rate, saving them exceptional amounts of money in operating costs.
In 2019, nearly 20% of California’s electricity came from solar.
California continues making state solar policies a priority by setting long-term goals for renewable energy production, modernizing the electrical grid, and incorporating solar into codes and standards for optimal commercial energy efficiency.
What Are the Benefits of Commercial Solar Energy?
There are a variety of benefits when using commercial solar energy systems for your Northern California business. The main benefit is the reduction in utility bills. Whether you manage multiple businesses in a strip mall, or you own and operate a single business, you can reduce your electricity bill with solar. Many of our commercial customers enjoy bill reduction, and in some cases complete elimination of their utility bills.
The second benefit is the reputation you gain for going green. As a business established in a community, you will be communicating that you care about the community and the planet by going solar. Who doesn’t want a positive image when it comes to the customer-facing side of their business?
The third benefit is the return on investment you will enjoy. Whether you’re a small business or a huge corporation, investing in a commercial solar array will give your years of rewards in the form of government tax incentives, reduced (or non-existent) energy bills, and more. With the cost of investing in solar power systems becoming more and more affordable for business owners, you can enjoy benefits such as quick paybacks and long-term savings that essentially pay for your initial investment.
The fourth benefit of investing in solar for your business is that this is a great first step in your journey to becoming a LEED-certified, 100% green company. LEED, which is short for Leadership in Energy Environmental Design, is “the practice of designing, constructing, and operating buildings to maximize occupant health and productivity,” while using fewer and cleaner resources, cutting down on landfill waste, and making a more positive impact on the environment.
Relying on energy harnessed from the sun is a great segway into becoming a full-blown sustainable and environmentally conscious business that comes with its own perks to benefit your business. Make the change to rely on clean solar energy and start your path to becoming a LEED-certified company.
The final benefit is what’s called a power purchase agreement. As a business producing solar power, you are able to go into agreement with other businesses around you and sell them your excess energy. If you have the space on your property, you can add more commercial solar panels than you need to produce more energy than you may require and sell it to your neighbors.
Why Should a Business Go Solar?
You’ll benefit from going solar in a variety of ways. The team at West Coast Solar wants to facilitate your commercial solar energy system with expert design, plan, and installation. Whether you need a small array to power your small business, or you need a large array to power your corporate building, we can help.
Not only will you enjoy the benefits of solar energy, but you will be taking a step towards bettering the future for yourself, your colleagues, your family, and your community. With carbon emissions rising steadily, a solar power system can help slow the rise or eliminate it entirely. You will enjoy a cost-effective alternative to energy.
Commercial solar power options are a great choice to invest in your business and in the future.
Michigan Solar Solutions is the Experienced Choice for Commercial Solar Installation Projects
Our mission is to offer commercial clients lower and more predictable electric costs with onsite solar solutions, rate plan analysis and the use of battery technologies.
If you are concerned by continuously increasing electric utility costs or demand charges we have a tailored solution for you. Some customers have seen utility savings of 50-100% and an almost risk-free solar return on investment of 8% or more annually.
Michigan Solar Solutions seeks to develop an in-depth knowledge of your business operations and functions to make detailed recommendations that will fit your broader energy strategy. With over 13 years of commercial solar experience, we have developed projects as small as a single panel and as large as hundreds of panels.
Partner with us and benefit not only your business’s triple bottom line but also reap the benefits of marketing, sustainable reporting, supply chain compliance, employee retention and the opportunity to be an industry leader.
We Can Develop a Solution That Fits the Needs of Your Business
Whether your concerns are Demand Fees, or rising electrical rates, we have a tailored solution. The first step is for us to better understand what your goals are. Some companies we have worked with have had goals such as; compliance with a corporate Green Plan, reducing ridiculously high demand fees, marketing to their customer base and lowering their electricity costs. Schedule a free consultation today.
Farms and rural small businesses can install a solar array and qualify for a USDA REAP grant that will pay 25%, receive a 30% tax credit, and receive an Accelerated Bonus Depreciation Allowance. When you take all of this into consideration, a 60,000 solar array could have a net out-of- of less than 10,000. Further, there are Federally backed loans to fund solar electric projects.
With the savings you will realize on your electric bill (because now your electricity is created with your solar array), the system could pay for itself in as little as five years. This could save you over 100,000 in the array warranty period, alone. The array itself is a great long-term investment, with the life expectancy of over 40 years.
Michigan Solar Solutions can help rural small businesses and farmers understand the saving and benefits of solar power and write the USDA REAP grant application for FREE (a 2,000 value). We can provide you with a free solar analysis to see if solar is right for you. Michigan Solar Solutions works with several financial organizations to help you get financing, including Green Stone Farm Credit Services.
Many times, a house of worship receives donations that they use for a new fellowship hall, youth center, or the like. Once this money is spent, they are forevermore saddled with increased heating bills, light bills, janitorial bills, and maintenance bills. This uses already scarce operating funds limiting community outreach and mission projects even more. Many houses of worship have instead taken the money and used it on energy efficiency projects and solar electric power. What this accomplishes is freeing up operating funds to do more community outreach and mission projects.
Michigan Solar Solutions feel that municipal entities (cities, towns, and townships) have more than an opportunity, they must lead renewable energy efforts. Increasingly, people consider a community commitment to the environment when choosing where to live and where to do business.
Be a leader with green energy to help run your buildings or programs. Solar power has many benefits beyond saving energy:
- wb_sunny Reduce your carbon footprint
- wb_sunny Save money
- wb_sunny Show your donors and constituents that you are committed to sustainability and the future of the organization
Michigan Solar Solutions is affiliated with investors that offer private leasing options to non-profit organizations. This arrangement can save your organization up to 20% off their annual electric bill the first year. Your lease payment will be fixed, but the savings increase each year as the price of electricity goes up (4-6% annually in Michigan).
Michigan Solar Solutions believes that to propagate the deployment of solar, we require education to mold the minds of our children. What better way to teach your students about green power, solar panels, and wind turbines than to have them installed in your school district? and more, parents include green values when choosing schools for their children. Michigan Solar Solutions staff has more than 25 years of experience supporting Michigan Schools, either with green power, grant assistance, or in other industries.