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Solar Energy

We provide the education, resources and services necessary to assist our customers with increasing their understanding of this commitment through the use of solar power systems and other energy reduction methods. By leading the way, MSI hopes to help others lower their carbon footprint, optimize their HVAC and combustion systems, capture and utilize waste heat, as well as generate power and heat from solar and wind sources.

Solar Energy FAQ’s

Just guessing… you have no idea if you qualify for solar and don’t have any clue where to start. Since we aim to take the guesswork out of solar, we thought we’d address some common myths and misconceptions and set the record straight.

Got a Grudge with The Grid?

Many people believe that solar can power their entire facility. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. For one, most of the time roof space doesn’t allow for enough power density as it relates to the conversion efficiency of the panels. For two, most businesses pay considerably less for their nighttime use than their daytime use and since the sun only shines during the day, it makes more sense to buy from your utility at night.

A Typical Solar Installation can:

  • Displace 10-40% of a facility’s reliance on the grid.
  • Improve the bottom line
  • Stabilize your operating costs
  • Solar energy gives any business an economic and marketing competitive advantage
  • Instantly add to your property value
  • Improve your image – environmentally conscious consumers seek out environmentally conscious businesses

Tax Credits and Incentives?

Locally:
Local rebates that is available to you from your power utility. Presently TVA purchases the entire output of a qualifying solar system at .12 per KWH above the retail rate.

State Level:
There are State Grant Incentives of 40% of installed cost to a maximum of $75,000 and loans up to $300,000.

Federally:
Tax credits and consumer loans are available, and now through the stimulus package you could receive up to 30% of the basis of the properties for solar energy.

Metro Services Incorporated can assist you in applying for and obtaining available resources.