Solar for Businesses

Energize Your Business with BEC Solar

Businesses of all sizes have taken advantage of the financial incentives offered by using solar power. The decision to invest in solar will increase the bottom line by saving money on your commercial utility bills. It’s also a great way to show your customers that you are socially conscious and care about the environment by using clean energy, thus reducing your carbon footprint and dependence on fossil fuels. 
BEC Solar, a subsidiary of Bandera Electric Cooperative, has been a trusted power source for businesses in the Texas Hill Country for more than 80 years. Being a utility and solar energy provider gives us the unique ability to conduct an analysis of your energy usage and design a customized system to maximize your investment. We are committed to providing businesses with quality clean energy products and services that are affordable and reliable. What separates the professionals at BEC Solar is our proven experience of working on a wide range of design solutions, from simple to complex. We’ve worked on everything, from small to large, as well as enterprise solar projects in remote locations.

How will Your Businesses Benefit from Solar?

• Reduces operating costs
• Receive tax credits
• Accelerated depreciation
• Hedge against electricity price volatility with fixed rates
• Gain additional credits with power capacity reductions
Operating time is critical. While the demand curve for most commercial entities corresponds with solar production, a BEC Solar solution for your business will give you the contingency plan and peace of mind you are looking for. BEC Solar can help you achieve self-sustainability by storing the solar energy your business produces.

Financial Incentives

Renewable Energy Incentives Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
The ITC is a 30% federal tax credit that allows a business that installs, develops and/or finances the project to claim the credit.

Depreciation of Solar Energy Property

Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) is a method of depreciation in which your business investment is recovered, through annual deductions, over a specific time period. Qualifying solar energy equipment is eligible for a cost recovery period of five years.
Bonus Depreciation
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 includes the 50 percent bonus depreciation that allows companies to elect to depreciate 50% of the basis in the first year of service, and elect to depreciate the remaining 50% under the normal MACRS recovery period.

Maximize Your Investment with Apolloware©

BEC Solar will support the optimization of your solar system by offering Apolloware©, BEC’s proprietary, cloud-based software that monitors your solar system by tracking energy load, electricity generation and compares it to market pricing—all in real time. It’s updated and reconciled to wholesale energy pricing every 15 minutes. Capturing the power capacity reductions that your system contributed during electric system peaks will allow owners to take advantage of capacity benefits and receive credits for reducing peak energy usage.

BEC Solar Cleaning & Maintenance Packages

Solar panel cleaning and maintenance packages are a popular service offered by BEC Solar. This is a cost-effective way to ensure your system is running efficiently and your investment is protected. For our professional grade cleaning service, BEC Solar uses an exclusive glass treatment application that significantly reduces pollutants from adhering to glass. BEC Solar recommends cleaning your solar system at least once per year.

Full System Inspection

• Inverter testing
• Infrared Scans of wiring
• Analysis of electromechanical connections
• Debris and obstruction check
• Structural attachment integrity (roof mounted)
• Foundation changes (ground mounted)

Corrective Maintenance

• Warranty administration
• System repairs
If you own a business or commercial property and have an interest in our commercial solar energy services, please call us at 866.226.3372.

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