Commercial Solar Case Studies

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ENERGY EXPENSES

Manufacturing/Industrial

It is no secret that manufacturing facilities can experience some of the highest overhead in the commercial industry. The largest expense typically seen by manufacturers is energy. Over the years many companies throughout Southern California have identified solar power as the perfect way to reduce operating costs. These companies today hold a key competitive edge in costs as well as public perception.

There are strong incentives outside of long-term energy cost reduction and stabilization. Let us show you not only how the Investment Tax Credit’s (ITC) 30% credit and the Self Generation Investment Program (SGIP) rebate can offer more financial benefits, but also why pairing solar system construction with other property improvements can increase your rewards, and how a solar system offers quickly-realized tax benefits.

It’s clear that solar makes sense for factories and manufacturing properties, but it’s also worth considering that the typical manufacturer’s building design provides a very favorable space for a commercial solar system. A large, flat roof with ample space for solar panels allows for a very efficient design and build, and allows component options not always optimal when space is not so abundant. If you don’t already have a solar panel array on your commercial property you are not taking advantage of the full value of your investment.

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BEGA NORTH AMERICA

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VISION SYSTEMS

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MAGNAFLOW

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PEPSICO

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CREATIVE ELECTRON

A rooftop solar system on a commercial building in San Marcos, California.

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APTERA MOTORS

A building in Carlsbad, California with a commercial solar system on the roof. This is the headquarters of the Aptera solar powered car.

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COLD STORAGE ENTERPRISES

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BIOFILM

A large, two-story industrial building in San Marcos, California with solar panels on the roof.

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COBIAN SANDALS

An aerial view of a building with solar panels on the roof.

DELIVER CLEAN, GREEN ENERGY TO A CARBON-CONSCIOUS MARKETPLACE

Multi-Family

Developers are finding a commercial solar array designed into a new construction or added to an existing community or building brings benefits to developers, management groups, and owners or renters. An HES Renewables commercial solar system or solar with energy storage solution provides grid-rate independence, a rapid payback period, and an increasingly more attractive feature to any multi-family community or building.

There’s no ignoring the desire for cleaner, greener living and a residence that functions partially or even entirely on self-generated solar power offers and enticement to families and individuals seeking their perfect residence. The HES Renewables team has been designing and installing solar systems in Southern California since 2001 and has developed a keen understanding of the right energy solutions for various multi-family residential needs.

Partner with HES Renewables to deliver the one component to your community that delivers a rapid payback period, often measured in just a few years, and independence from grid-tied power and its rate increases and seasonal fluctuations. You’ll be adding an element to a community that more and more is seeking alternatives to utility-delivered energy.

Your choice on energy delivery is another pathway to strengthen the community bond for any residential plan. We’re local and we’re experienced; HES Renewables will ensure your system is done right, lasts decades, and you receive all the incentives available. In these rapidly changing times you can be sure the appeal of solar and other renewable energy sources will become a more and more desirable element to any property.

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SOLTERRA

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ANDEN TOWNHOMES

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PORTOLA SENIOR LIVING

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BARHAM VILLAS

Drone shot looking straight down at an apartment complex. There are solar panels on most of the roofs and a pool in the middle of the complex.

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MIRA APARTMENTS

Apartment building in Canoga Park, California with a multi colored design and solar panels on the roof.

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VINEYARD APARTMENTS, PORTER RANCH

Apartment buildings and carport solar in California.

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BEACHVIEW VILLA

Apartment in Huntington Beach that uses solar power

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BELLA VITA APARTMENTS

The entrance to an apartment building in San Diego, California.

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NORTH RIM HOA

PROVIDE ELECTRICITY AS WELL AS SPACE TO CLIENTS

Office Buildings

Commercial properties contend with many variables to keep offices efficient and profitable. A commercial solar system can take high and fluctuating energy costs out of the equation and return control and higher profitability to building owners.

Tenant energy use matches up ideally with solar production and the experts at HES Renewables can show you how a properly designed and built solar array can meet all your building’s energy needs. You’ll be impressed with the short payback period a solar or solar with storage commercial system can deliver.

HES Renewables will develop a solar power energy system tailored to your building’s and tenants’ needs designed around your property’s unique layout and available space. We’re a local company with commercial solar installation experience to ensure you get the right system for decades of clean energy production.

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Mission Valley Outpatient Center

The sun reflects off of commercial solar panels on a building in San Diego that has a sharp point to the building design.

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Upper Deck

A large commercial building in Carlsbad with a solar system for businesses on the roof.

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PARKING STRUCTURE FOR OCEANSIDE

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CARMEL BUSINESS CENTER

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Carlsbad Corporate Center

White commercial building in Carlsbad with a rooftop solar system

MONEY SAVED IS MONEY PUT BACK INTO YOUR PROGRAM

Non-Profit

Non-profit organizations have discovered what many of HES Renewables’ other commercial solar clients have come to know well: When you save money with solar, your organization can pass on those savings to the public and to your members by expanding services.

The HES Renewables team has helped multiple non-profit organizations throughout San Diego make the decision to go solar. We will guide you through cost and process challenges that may initially appear to prevent switching to renewable energy. There are options that require no up-front costs to make the switch to solar energy use and begin the savings today. Our solar experts can educate you on all the incentives available and show you why right now might be the best time to go solar in order to get the maximum benefits from all available programs for solar and solar energy storage.

At HES Renewables we understand how important every financial decision is and the importance of directing expenditures toward programs that benefit your mission and members. Our solar experts are here to walk you through the process, show you the various solar energy options, chart out how much money a solar system will save you, and answer any questions you have.

In 2018 alone, the HES Renewables team installed over 2.4 megawatts of solar on non-profit organizations like the San Diego County YMCA.

Whether it is a roof-mounted system, a solar carport, a ground mount, or an energy storage system, HES Solar has a long-standing history of providing quality projects and services to local non-profit organizations. 

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6 SAN DIEGO YMCAS

YMCA of San Diego building with a large commercial solar system on the unique roof and a pool in the foreground.

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copley price ymca

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SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY

The sun shines off a solar array that covers a dog play area.

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HOUSE OF WORSHIP SOLAR SYSTEMS

The Scottish Rite hall's unique, arched rooftop with commercial solar panels across it. There is an American flag on the left side of the image.

LOWER COSTS, ATTRACT CUSTOMERS, DECREASE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Hospitality

What is wildly appealing financially to any business is becoming even more attractive to hospitality industry businesses due to the trend of customers to move toward a lifestyle powered by renewable energy. 

A commercial solar system or a solar and storage system is your way to combat varying and unpredictable energy costs. An array of solar panels powering your business turns you into the power provider rather than a customer of utility-provided electricity. You’ll be surprised how short the payback period often is; once to that point your system is engineered, designed, and built to provide decades more energy to free up money for ventures that benefit your business’ growth rather than take away money due to rising overhead costs.

The on-site production of clean, green energy is a growing draw for clients and customers looking to combat climate change and lower their carbon footprint. Your investment in future low-cost energy becomes a selling point to your clientele; you’re both beneficiaries when your business breaks from grid-delivered electricity.

There are several incentives and rebates to add to your benefit, including the 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) rebate. We will also show you how solar can potentially lower property improvement costs and provide unique tax advantages when building a commercial solar system.

The win-win of solar can hardly be overstated. The sooner your business becomes its own energy provider the quicker your bottom line will improve from the benefits of consistent, reliable energy.

Creative Electron commercial solar array by HES Solar

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HARLAND BREWING CO.

A drone shot of the commercial solar system on the rooftop of an industrial building.

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BRIGANTINE

The entrance to a brewery located in the Brigantine Headquarters in San Diego, California.

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SAN DIEGO YACHT CLUB

Drone view of the San Diego Yacht Club on a sunny day in Southern California

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GRAND PACIFIC RESORTS

Building with solar panels in Carlsbad, California.

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INDIAN HILLS

Cabins at Indian Hills Camp in California

CUT OVERHEAD TO SPEED GROWTH AND INCREASE PROFITS

Retail

A commercial solar system provides Southern California retail locations with energy cost savings as well as energy consistency and dependability. A solar plus energy storage system allows businesses to keep the doors open for customers and employees with a welcoming, comfortable environment. HES Renewables has the experience and local understanding to ensure your business gets every benefit to stay competitive and avoid cost fluctuations due to unpredictable utility rate changes or seasonal price fluctuations.

The HES Renewables team has been helping clients turn California sunshine into enticing interior environments and keep monthly utility costs steady since 2001. Oftentimes the commercial solar system’s payback period is only a few years and retail businesses are able to nearly remove energy costs from the store’s overhead and invest that savings into competitive measures and company growth. We’ll also guide you toward getting the maximum 30% tax credit from the ITC (Investment Tax Credit), the full rebate from SGIP (Self Generated Investment Program) for any energy storage units, as well as additional tax benefits a commercial solar system will provide. On top of all of that, a solar system can increase its benefits if you have property improvements in your near-future plans.

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MATHIS BROS. FURNITURE

Commercial Solar system in Indio, California on the roof of a Mathis Bros. Furniture outlet. There is a Tesla MegaPack energy storage on the right hand side of the building with a truck parked next to it.

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MOR FURNITURE

Lower and stabilize operating expenses

AUTO DEALERS

Auto dealerships have tremendous energy costs in order to keep showrooms inviting, display models looking their best, and sales offices comfortable.

An HES Renewables system will stabilize energy costs and give great financial returns over the years. A commercial energy storage system brings more freedom to when and how self-generated energy is used.

HES Renewables is also an expert in setting up solar + storage systems with micro-grid functionality; this brings the option of total independence from the grid. Keep your business in business during any power outages. A solar-powered dealership also appeals to many EV customers who will appreciate shopping for their EV at a business running on clean, green energy.

solar for car dealerships

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TOYOTA OF ANAHEIM

Toyota of Anaheim front entrance with a truck and a car in front of it. They use solar power for their building.

SOLAR, ENERGY STORAGE, & EV CHARGING STATIONS

We are a San Diego-based solar energy production and energy storage installation company. We have been an energy innovator since 2001 and can handle projects from solar-only arrays to micro-grid solar and storage systems with on-site EV charging stations. 

If you’re looking into the benefits of on-site energy production, energy storage, or EV Charging capability, we’d love to speak with you. We’ll show you how to lower and stabilize energy costs, receive the maximum incentives, open new revenue streams, and gain control over one of the largest expenses of your business or commercial property. 

Click here to be contacted by an HES Renewables representative, or simply dial us at 866-HES-RNEW (866-437-7639).

Robert Laverty

Senior Energy Consultant, Residential

Robert Laverty joined the HES team in the summer of 2018, bringing his ten years of solar design experience and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound with him. Robert is dedicated to finding solutions to help families produce and store electricity in order to reduce their reliance on grid power as well as help reduce their household’s carbon footprint. Robert’s experience as a newspaper editor as well as his involvement with the sustainability-focused Rocky Mountain Institute drives him to constantly seek out innovative ways to meet energy needs through renewable resources as well as helps him share those ideas with Southern California homeowners. When not at work or volunteering time with his church or community, Robert spends time with his wife and two sons or pursues his passion of fly fishing.

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