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 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, Wyoming, and Idaho the best solar investment in the industry.
Learn more about some of our commercial solar project spotlights.
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Roadhouse Brewing Co joined forces with Creative Energies and Energy Conservation Works to up their environmental game. The entire Roadhouse operation is 100% renewable thanks to their 25.4 kW solar combined with other sustainable systems. Their Nitrogen generator provides gas and offsets most of the CO2 needed to brew the beer. A natural cooling element allows the brewery to pull in cold air from the outside 6 months out of the year. Cheers to solar-powered beer!
Click HERE to learn more about Roadhouse Brewery and their solar system.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
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!
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
The Creative Energies Solution
Project: 22 kW Grid Tie Solar System,
Date of completion: April 2014
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!
Town of Jackson
The Creative Energies Solution
- 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
Date of completion: September 2010
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.
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.
Save Money With Federal Solar Incentives for Your Business
For commercial properties, the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is valued at 26%. This means you'll receive a tax credit of 26% of your system's cost. This credit is used when commercial businesses purchase and install solar systems. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of the income tax you owe. If you can’t use the full value in one year, you can roll the remainder over to the next year. To be sure you can claim the entire value, check with a tax adviser.
Save Money with Local Solar Incentives for Your Business
In addition to the Federal Income Tax Credit, your locality at a state, county, city, or town level may have additional solar incentive programs. Learn more about your local area’s solar incentives:
Creative Energies has worked on several community-sponsored solar programs. We closely follow and advocate for renewable energy policies and programs, so we'll keep you updated to make sure you are getting all the available savings for your system.
Commercial Solar Service
Creative Energies provides solar service and maintenance for commercial arrays. If you are a small or large business, nonprofit, religious organization, ranch, farm, or government organization that has questions or needs help with your solar energy system, our Service Team can provide solutions. Even if your solar system was installed by another company, Creative Energies is well equipped to help with any issues that may arise.
Services we offer for commercial solar systems include:
- Performance testing and evaluation
- Internet & remote solar monitoring
- O & M
Commercial Solar Benefits
Renewable Energy Source
Solar energy is a truly renewable energy source. It can be harnessed in all areas of the world and is available every day. Unlike conventional sources like fossil fuels, we're not too worried about running out of energy from the sun.
Reduces Electricity Bills
Generating solar power to meet your energy needs means reducing the amount of energy you pull from the grid. This means you'll likely see reductions on your energy bill. How much you save on your bill will be dependent on the size of the solar system, your electricity usage, and the utility rate you pay per kilowatt-hour. Savings can come in two forms; one is the money you save on your utility bill when your solar system is powering your loads directly during the day, and the second is the credit you may get for the excess energy your system feeds back onto the grid when you produce more than you consume.
Low Maintenance Costs
Solar energy systems don’t require a lot of maintenance but being proactive with your solar care can optimize your system's longevity. Soiling can reduce productivity a bit, so some owners clean their array a couple of times per year if it is in a safe and convenient location. Monitoring the system helps catch any problems early so they can be addressed quickly. Most reliable solar panel manufacturers offer a 20-25 year warranty. Most grid-connected solar power systems go years between service visits. So, after covering the initial cost of the solar system, you can expect limited spending on maintenance and repair work.
Solar energy can be used for a variety of purposes. You can generate electricity (photovoltaics) or heat (solar thermal). Solar energy can be used to produce electricity in areas without access to the energy grid, to distill water in regions with limited clean water supplies, and provide shade or rain protection for vehicles with solar carports.
Improvements in solar panel technology have allowed solar panel efficiency to increase over the years. Major improvements have been made with the manufacturing process as well, resulting in lower costs. In recent years, solar battery storage has made meaningful progress in harnessing solar energy even when the sun isn't shining or the grid is down.
Climate change, as caused by the emission of greenhouse gasses by humans in the last several generations, is the greatest challenge our world faces today. Solar is one of the best tools available to us to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the production of greenhouse gases in our electric energy generation. We cannot waste a moment in the wholesale conversion around our nation’s energy generation infrastructure.
Creative Energies gives out referral rewards to thank our customers who help us make a difference with solar.
When someone you referred goes solar for good with us, we will send you a check or you can opt to donate it to our Give Back Program partnership with the Honnold Foundation solar in support of energy grants for underserved communities.
Residential Referral Rewards = $400
Commercial Referral Rewards = $1,000
Learn more about Creative Energies referral rewards.