Santa Clarita, CA Commercial Solar Services
Commercial Solar Panel Experts
At Cervus Solar, it has been our mission to provide customers solar system consultations, designs, engineering, and installations for residential and commercial projects throughout Santa Clarita Valley and beyond. With over 10 years of experience using the very best in technology, we’ve become known as a trusted solar provider in Southern California. We take your business very seriously and believe in creating long lasting customer relationships. You can count on Cervus Solar to help you achieve your energy independence, sustainability, and financial goals by switching to solar. Now and long into the future.
Tax credits and incentives make it possible for more businesses to take advantage of the benefits of solar!
- MACRS Accelerated Depreciation
- Year 1 Bonus Depreciation
- 30% Federal Tax Credit
Brighten Your Bottom Line
As if lower utility bills were not enough when you switch to solar, customers are able to take advantage of tax benefits that significantly reduce the cost of the system. There is a 30% federal tax credit that is still available and commercial solar customers are able to depreciate their solar systems on their federal and state taxes. These tax incentives are equivalent to 60-70% of the cost of the system, and between the solar savings and tax incentives, customers can get their money back in anywhere from 4 to 6 years. With a 30-year or more useful life, once your solar system has paid for itself, it will keep saving money for decades to come.
Our dedicated team handles the entire solar process. Starting with a consultation, we then handle the design, engineering, and installation process for residential and commercial applications.
Over the years, we've become a trusted name in Solar in the Southern California region. We customize a solar plan to best fit your home and budget.
Having served in the armed forces, our three owners bring with them a unique level of respect, professionalism, and integrity to each project and client interaction.
This aspect is perhaps the most well-known. The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and 5-Year Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) have been important drivers in reducing costs for companies going solar. Many other rebates and incentives exist for state, municipal, and utility levels. You can find out more about specific locations by searching the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Energy.
Rate Structure Incentives
While most companies have heard of net metering, perhaps one of the least talked about, but extremely important topics, is the role of rate structures. When possible, having the ability to rate switch to the best utility rate structure is extremely helpful to creating a winning financial scenario.
Maximizing Financial Value
This is a time of great opportunity for going solar. The right partner, like Cervus Solar, can help you assemble the most financially advantageous combination of incentives, rate structures, financing and investors (when applicable) to help your business achieve the maximum benefits and value from your solar project.
How It Works
Every commercial system and installation is different. The size of your commercial system will be determined by roof, canopy or land space that can be used for panels, your electricity needs and your financial goals. When a business adds solar, it enters into a “Net Energy Meter” agreement with the utility company. This agreement states that the utility will credit the customer at the same rate it would charge the customer for a given kWh. Business owners can save when using commercial solar and battery storage solutions. Watch the video to see how it works!
Explanation of Net Energy Metering/Demand Charges
If a business does not have solar, it buys every single kilowatt hour of electricity from the utility company. The utility company charges its commercial customers in three buckets.
- Bucket 1 – A fixed monthly fee, the amount of which depends on the rate tariff you are on. This fee remains even after you go solar.
- Bucket 2 – Time of use charges. Commercial customers are charged based on the time of year and time of day that a given kWh is consumed. Rates are higher in summer vs. winter, and higher in the afternoons/evening than in the middle of the night.
- Bucket 3 – Demand charges. The utility actually tracks usage in 15-minute increments and the demand charge is based on the highest peak in a given month or quarter. The demand charge is often half of a commercial customer’s bill and sometimes even more!