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Save Money on Commercial Rooftop Solar in California

In 2019, California mandated that all new homes must have, solar roofing included.

Its implementation began a year later. Since then, the state has been increasing its solar power capacity and generation.

It won’t be long before businesses become a part of these mandates as the state’s goal is to be dependent on renewable energy.

Cali Solar has helped many residents and commercial establishments begin their journey.

Our systems have helped them save money, taking advantage of the numerous incentives the government has to offer.

Solar Energy for Your Rooftop

Commercial Rooftop Solar California - Cali SolarThe mandate came as a surprise two years ago, but the market has made adjustments to it.

People are generally interested in homes that have built-in solar panels.

It presents opportunities to save money on utility bills and protect the environment.

The roof is an ideal location to place solar panels. Due to new policies, the government accomplished adjustments to the building code to accommodate.

Most residential systems place their panels on their roof to gain maximum efficiency.

The placement also rings true for dedicated heaters like water and pool heaters.

We can complete solar panel installations for a home in one to two days, though we cannot say the same for commercial establishments.

Commercial Solar Roofing Systems in California

Solar roofing is also ideal for commercial establishments. They have enough space to accommodate larger panels.

Most buildings have flat roofs, so it is easy to place the panels.

It only takes longer as there are a lot more intricacies required in a commercial system.

Dealing with larger power means that all connections must be solid.

The number of solar panels needed to power an establishment also requires more time.

On average, we can install a commercial solar roof in anywhere from two weeks to six months.

The time depends on the complexity and scale of the project.

Solar Energy for Your Rooftop

The mandate came as a surprise two years ago, but the market has made adjustments to it.

People are generally interested in homes that have built-in solar panels.

It presents opportunities to save money on utility bills and protect the environment.

The roof is an ideal location to place solar panels. Due to new policies, the government accomplished adjustments to the building code to accommodate.

Most residential systems place their panels on their roof to gain maximum efficiency.

The placement also rings true for dedicated heaters like water and pool heaters.

We can complete solar panel installations for a home in one to two days, though we cannot say the same for commercial establishments.

Commercial Solar Roofing Systems in California

Solar roofing is also ideal for commercial establishments. They have enough space to accommodate larger panels.

Most buildings have flat roofs, so it is easy to place the panels.

It only takes longer as there are a lot more intricacies required in a commercial system.

Dealing with larger power means that all connections must be solid.

The number of solar panels needed to power an establishment also requires more time.

On average, we can install a commercial solar roof in anywhere from two weeks to six months.

The time depends on the complexity and scale of the project.

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What Goes Into a Solar Roof System?

Both commercial and residential solar roof systems have the same components.

While some products have instructions for installation, it’s better to leave that to us.

From planning, we make sure that you get the right products at the proper positions. It also ensures that there is no fault during installations.

Solar Panels

In most cases, we’ll suggest the type of panels that work best for your roof.

Here are the most common ones available:

  • Solar thermal: These panels’ primary function is for water heating.
    They transfer heat instead of generating it when you need hot water. Having a dedicated thermal solar panel is cost-efficient compared to using power from PV panels.
  • Photovoltaic: PV panels are the most common panels in the market. The reason they are so popular is because of their high efficiency. Commercial panels even have 2% better efficiency than residential panels. Another name for them is crystalline silicon panels.
  • Thin-film: Unlike PV panels, thin-film panels are a flexible kind. They are also thin and only have half the efficiency. If you opt for these panels, you will need more space to accommodate them.

Solar Power Generation

There are several ways a solar panel can generate power for your property.

The three main types that establishments use are:

  • Off-grid: An off-grid system does not connect to the local utility. It will generate and store power on its own without any other external factors. However, it requires that your system will generate enough power for an entire day.
  • Grid with no battery: This system is the easiest to install as it has no backup. If you run out of solar energy, your system draws back from the utility to make up for it. If you generate more than what you need, you can sell it back to the utility through net metering.
  • Grid with battery: In addition to the normal connection to the grid, you have batteries. These batteries act as storage in case of an outage. The system fills up the battery first and then sells back excess energy to the grid. These systems are popular in hospitals and other essential services.

Mounting

Panels go onto mounting, which protects them and helps orient them towards the most sunlight.

For roof panels, the directly mounted panels are the best choice. The tilt is important to help the panels work better, even during cloudy or rainy days.

The tilt must also be accurate so that the wind won’t rip the solar panels off your roof.

If you want to opt for this, we offer commercial flat roof mounted solar panel systems in California which can be dynamic or fixed.

Dynamic panels that allow them to adjust depending on the position of the sun.

They are much more expensive but have the best efficiency.

Since there are a lot of moving parts, regular maintenance is also vital for a dynamic mount.

Types of Rooftops

Your type of rooftop presents its own set of challenges.

There are also solar power systems that are ideal for each.

Here are the types of rooftops most commercial establishments have:

  • Rock or gravel rooftop: One of the most challenging rooftops for panel placements. We’ll need to remove most of the rocks to mount the system on the roof surface. If not removed, they could lead to water damage.
  • Standing seam: Standing seam metal roofs are an ideal type for commercial panels. It is easy to fasten the solar panels on the metal roofing.
  • Modern roof membrane: This type of roof consists of a variety of materials. Since they are a durable kind, they make for a good area for solar panels. The roof is easy to repair and maintain, making it a near-perfect match.
  • Composite rooftops: Composite types are the most common among commercial rooftops. Since most of the material is easy to come by, the installation also comes easy.

Your Commercial Solar Roofing Solution

Here at Cali Solar, we make sure that you transition to a solar-powered energy system seamlessly.

You won’t have to worry while we’re here, and we’ll make sure that the work doesn’t disrupt your normal operations.

We find the best panels for your roof and will keep you updated from beginning to end.

We understand that a lot is riding on having the best commercial solar panels for your roof.

We specialize in work with all materials. We handle the evaluation, the commissioning, and everything in between.

Contact us today to learn more about our commercial solar roofing services.

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