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, and provides opportunities to boost property asset value.
We consistently offer commercial customers in Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho the best solar investment in the industry.
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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 the combination of their 25.4 kW solar and other sustainable systems. The 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. Each structure has two arms holding arrays which capture the sun throughout the day while offering shade to both visitors and birds.
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 22kW flush-mount roof array on their international headquarters in Salt Lake City.
Town of Jackson
The Creative Energies Solution
- State and ARRA funded grid tied systems
- Ground mounted 165kW system
- Ground mounted 27kW & 25kW systems
- Roof mounted 4kW & 3kW systems
Date of completion: September 2010
Creative Energies assisted the National Park gateway Town of Jackson, WY with their commitment to reduce their carbon footprint 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 165kW 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 facilities 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.
Commercial Solar Benefits
Energy bills can be one of the largest operational expenses for any business. A solar energy system will offset these expenses by producing your own energy.
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 guaranteed to see this system pay for itself several times over.
Federal Solar Incentives for Commercial Solar
For commercial properties, the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is valued at 26% of your total solar power system cost. This means that you'll receive a tax credit of 26% of your system's cost. This credit is used when residential homeowners or commercial businesses purchase solar systems and have them installed. 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 rollover the remainder to the next year. To be sure you can claim the entire value, check with a tax adviser.
Local Solar Incentives
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.
Ready to take advantage of financial incentives for your commercial property?
Creative Energies gives out referral rewards to thank our customers who help Creative Energies make a difference with solar.
When someone you referred goes solar for good with Creative Energies, we will send you a check or you can opt to donate to our Give Back Program partnership with the Honnold Foundation solar energy grants for underserved communities.
Residential Referral Rewards = $400
Commercial Referral Rewards = $1,000
Learn more about Creative Energies referral rewards.
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 project, our Service Team can provide solutions. Even if your solar system was installed by another company, Creative Energies can help you now with any issues that arise for your solar care.
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 won't run out of solar energy.
Reduces Electricity Bills
Since you will be meeting some of your energy needs with the electricity generated by your solar power system, your energy bills will drop. 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. These savings come in two forms; the energy you did not need to buy because your solar powered your loads directly during daylight hours, and the value of excess generation during times that your system may have been producing more power than was being used at times during the day.
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.
Low Maintenance Costs
Solar energy systems don’t require a lot of maintenance but they do need some. Soiling does 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 will help to 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 panel technology and solar panels for commercial buildings have come very far with panel efficiency and some of the major improvements have come with the manufacturing process to lower costs. In recent years, solar backup battery storage has made incredible progress to harness 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 of our nation’s energy generation infrastructure.