Do you have to pay high demand charges for your industrial facility? Invest in a solar system and you will be able to reduce this extensively, and if you can install an advanced storage system, you will enjoy even greater savings. Sounds interesting? Let us investigate in detail how solar can achieve this.
Demand charges are only meant for industrial and commercial facilities. These are included in your bills whenever your energy usage experiences a spike during the peak hours. These are those times when there is a greater demand of energy, and so utilities either purchase extra power or increase their production, and they bill you for these demand charges. The exact amounts that are billed depend on a number of factors such as the time and rate structure. As a rule of the thumb, the more you consume, the more you will have to pay.
Now let us talk about solar. Before you install this system, you will have to get your bills analyzed so that your daily usage can be determined. Your energy efficiency is also evaluated and if it is not up to par, recommendations are made by the solar provider. A representative at a reputed solar provider told us that at times the suggestions can be as simple as painting the roof white and at other times, they can be quite complex like installing a new HVAC system.
Once all these analysis have been made, the solar provider will suggest a solar system that is suitable for your energy usage, consumption during peak hours, rate structure and budget. As long as your energy usage is during the daylight hours, you just need a solar system but according to an industry expert, you will require an additional storage system if your facility utilizes increased energy at night or is located in an area where rains are common. In such a case, you will need a more advanced solar system that can charge batteries during daytime, saving energy for later use.
Initially, yes, solar system does mean an extra expense, but in the long run, you will be able to save plenty. As far as the costs are considered, you can make them more bearable by making use of solar financing options that are offered by many companies.