Small commercial buildings, those less than 50,000 square feet, make up the vast majority of all buildings stock in the U.S. both by number of units and square footage.
94% of all commercial buildings are classified as small commercial, and account for 47% of the energy usage in this sector.
As a result, the vast majority of the market are considered to be small commercial buildings. There are billions of dollars available for businesses of all sizes via energy savings in this market and beyond.
According to GreenTechMedia’s latest report, the top 10 develops account for just 42% of the U.S. commercial solar market. This contrasts with the much more consolidated residential market, where the top three companies installed nearly half of the segment’s total in 2015. This isn’t to say that there aren’t large players in the market. The report highlights 13 of the leading national commercial solar developers and identifies a number of common criteria for their success.
These include an emphasis on originating large deals for Fortune 500 customers, a captive source of low-cost capital, and the larger ability offer ancillary products and services such as energy storage. The report notes that regional players are generally more successful than national developers in originating local customers due to their knowledge of the local markets and regulations. However, those systems are often more difficult to finance.
The reason that many solar installers do no deal with commercial clients because the process is long and tedious. What scares many away is that the billing rate structures are tough to understand.
At EnergyLInk, we take care of everything for you in-house. We do the dirty work that consists of analyzing billing structures, find rebates that fits your situation, and optimize the potential savings before gathering data to prepare a unique plan of action.
In our simple process, you will have everything you need to get started in just 2 months from the initial contact to the beginning of installation.