Commercial Solar Services
Creative Energies designs and installs commercial solar energy solutions for businesses, small-scale shared utilities, and nonprofit organizations. We bring 20 years of experience to each commercial solar service project. From quoting and designing systems to installing, servicing, and maintaining them, we are masters of our craft while representing honesty and authenticity. Our local team will bring their expertise to your commercial solar project.
Eco-friendly design and green buildings are increasingly popular with their many benefits. Your commercial property can be a leader in sustainability by going solar for good. Choosing solar decreases your building's carbon footprint and benefits your community, employees, and the environment. Installing solar on your facility greatly reduces your electricity costs, forever reducing your operating expenses while providing opportunities to boost property asset value.
We consistently offer commercial customers in Utah and Wyoming the best solar investment in the industry.
Learn more about some of our commercial solar project spotlights.
Wasatch Charter School - 154 kW
BALLAST RACKING HIGHLIGHT
The Wasatch Charter School in Holladay Utah, utilizes the east/west dome, ballast racking system. Due to the number of gas lines and other utilities, this racking system was able to maximize the DC system size while working within the existing roof footprint. The 366 modules offsets 88% of the schools electricity usage, producing 208,400 kilowatt hour annually.
Davis School Bus Barn - 757.6 kW
SOLAR CARPORT HIGHLIGHT
The Davis School District is leading the way towards a sustainable future with solar. Their massive bus barn PV installation offers ample shade for parking, while annually offsetting 693 tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to planting 15,140 trees. Creative Energies specializes in carport and busport installations which are great options for customers with limited roof space.
Tracy Aviary - 6 kW
Salt Lake City, UT
SPECIALTY SOLAR HIGHLIGHT
Creative Energies partnered with Tracy Aviary to design and install a solar structure that would generate electricity and provide shade to visitors of the Flamingo exhibit. Creative Energies selected Spotlight Solar and their “Solar Trees” for the mounting structure. This unique project stands nearly 20′ tall and provides an artistic touch to the landscape. Each structure has two arms holding arrays that capture the sun throughout the day while offering shade to both visitors and the birds. It's a win-win!
Snake River Brewing - 14.56 kW
In 2015, Snake River Brewing reached out to us with a request to see how much solar could help to offset the energy needed to brew such great beer. Our team worked with SRB to assess the uniqueness of their building and their high-demand energy needs. We also worked with them to earn a REAP Grant to fund part of the project. Creative Energies came up with an ideal south-facing solar array system with a 14.56 kW capacity, offsetting 70% of their energy usage--and for an operation such as theirs, that is no small feat!
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Black Diamond - 22 kW
Salt Lake City, UT
FLUSH MOUNT HIGHLIGHT
Black Diamond Equipment is an Internationally known manufacturer of outdoor equipment used for climbing and other recreational pursuits. Creative Energies designed and installed this 22 kW flush-mount roof array on their international headquarters in Salt Lake City. Now the gear we use for our outdoor recreational pursuits can be partially powered by the sun!
Publik Coffee Roasters - 16.3 kW
Salt Lake City, UT
COFFEE ROASTER HIGHLIGHT
Publik Coffee is located in a 13,000 square foot building in a historic district of Salt Lake City. Creative Energies installed a 16.3 kW commercial grid tied PV array on the roof of a 1960s addition to the original 1940s structure. The solar panels are not visible from the street and do not affect the appearance of the building. Creative Energies assisted Publik Coffee in applying for a grant through Rocky Mountain Power to help fund the system, which covered 25% of the project costs. The power demands of Publik Coffee's roastery are completely offset by the solar installation, which also helps power the rest of the building. The system will supply 50% of the company's total annual power needs.
Hill Air Force Base - 349.6 kW
GROUND MOUNT HIGHLIGHT
In collaboration with the Department of Defense and Pacificorp, Creative Energies built this large ground mount system for Hill Air Force Base and the Aerospace Museum. Displays within the museum entrance allow visitors to learn more about the array and witness its 550 MWh of energy production in real time. Standout features include a lightning protection system and individual panel monitoring.
Public Safety Building Canopy
Salt Lake City, UT
SPECIALTY SOLAR PROJECT HIGHLIGHT
A prominent feature in Salt Lake City is the Public Safety Building with its sculptural entryway. Custom glass covering the canopy integrates PV cells that allow the production of solar energy to flow while letting sunlight through. The solar energy specifically powers the new Emergency Operations Center, which serves countless Salt Lake City residents, visitors, and businesses.
Calvary Baptist Church
Salt Lake City, UT
HOUSE OF WORSHIP HIGHLIGHT
While designing Calvary’s 200.4 kW solar energy system, Creative Energies’ solar expert, Scott Jones, saw the opportunity to create a cross from the negative space of the roof. The large space on the roof allowed for the design and by November of 2021, it was completed. Calvary’s 466-panel array on the south-facing roof generates 279.9 MWh annually, an equivalent of 437, 341 pounds of carbon dioxide avoided every year. Additionally, four two level EV chargers are located on the east side, open to the public. Calvary’s solar energy system is a great example of solar contributing significantly to representing the people using it. In Calvary’s case, with the large cross facing the sun each morning, solar can be an extension of worship.
Town of Jackson - 224 kW
MULTIPLE SOLAR PROJECTS HIGHLIGHT
- State and ARRA funded grid tied systems
- Ground mounted 165 kW system
- Ground mounted 27 kW & 25 kW systems
- Roof mounted 4 kW & 3 kW systems
Creative Energies assisted the Town of Jackson, gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, with their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint by 10% by 2010. Creative Energies provided consultation and design services for multiple energy generation systems and was selected to design and install five separate grid connected solar systems.
The first three systems were completed in 2008 and 2009. In the summer of 2010, Creative Energies built additional 165 kW and 25 kW systems. The largest installation is located at the City Wastewater Treatment Plant and covers roughly an acre in solar panels. The solar array is ground-mounted and is interconnected with the facility's UV treatment building. Two other grid connected solar electric systems are mounted on the roof of a public restroom and on the elevator tower of a public parking garage. Creative Energies met all ARRA operating and reporting requirements.
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Why Commercial Solar Makes Sense
Energy bills can be one of the largest operational expenses for any business. A solar energy system can offset these expenses by producing free energy from the sun.
Commercial solar has the fastest return on investment in the industry. A typical solar energy system has a 5 year ROI in many areas. With a 25-year panel warranty and a much longer life expectancy, you’re likely to see this system pay for itself several times over.