Green Mountain Energy Commercial Solar offers a great way to help the environment while putting a little money back into your pocket at the same time. Installing solar panels may give you a return on a good investment.
Why Green Mountain Energy
Green Mountain has been a leading renewable energy provider in Texas, having been part of commercial solar projects since 2002. We are the first Renewable Energy Professional dedicated to renewable energy and sustainability.
Purchasing solar energy
You may reduce your long-term overall energy costs with an electricity rate plan that rewards extended electricity agreements and prices-in the benefits of solar. Protect your business from the threat of rising energy costs by locking-in a fixed monthly rate for that portion of your electricity generated by your solar system over the 25+ year life of your system
You can also maximize the economics of your solar project if you qualify for government and industry incentives as well as additional solar subsidies exclusively offered by Green Mountain.
We understand that everyone’s financial goals are different. We offer multiple purchase options at little or no up-front costs:
- Power Purchase Agreement
We can power multiple locations
When your system generates extra energy, we’ll reward you through our Renewable Rewards® buy-back program. If you have multiple locations, we can take care of that, too. With our aggregate billing solution, you can enjoy the economic benefits of solar from one location across all of your buildings that we serve.
Please note that this promotion only applies in areas in the state of Texas served by Green Mountain Energy Company.
Frequently asked questions about solar power for businesses
- Why is solar a good energy source?
Solar energy uses the power of the sun—a natural, renewable resource—to create electricity. The solar energy from solar panels tends to be the highest during periods when your electricity usage is also the highest, like the middle of a summer day. As a much cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, solar energy can power our lives while positively impacting the planet.
- How can running my business on solar energy increase my bottom line?
By using the power generated by your solar panels, you can greatly offset your monthly electricity bill. Plus, you can avoid future electricity price increases by locking in the cost of the electricity produced by your solar panels for as long as 25 years—something not available from any traditional electricity source.
- How long do solar panels last?
The life expectancy of the panels depends on their manufacturing and installation quality, as well as the type of panel selected. Check out the warranty details of any panels you’re considering.
- Do solar panels need a lot of maintenance?
Great news! Solar panels typically require very little maintenance. The main concern is cleanliness—dust and debris can block sunlight from the panels, decreasing their absorption power and energy output. Since commercial solar panels are flat and installed at an angle, gravity helps particles naturally fall away. Even snow is not an issue, as the sunlight that falls on the south-facing panels helps melt the snow, and anything that isn’t melted will simply slide off.
- Do solar panels need to be cleaned?
Commercial solar panels do not need to be cleaned (especially if it occasionally rains where they’re installed), but it’s possible that some unusual installation environments may require periodic cleanings to ensure optimal panel performance.
Commercial solar panels are typically guaranteed for 25 years (and often paid for over 25 years, as well). After that time, the panels will still produce power (usually at around 80% of their original capacity) even though you won’t be paying for them anymore!