The Buffalo Solar team has more than 50 years and 40 megawatts cumulative experience developing and installing solar panels for businesses.
Investing in solar energy makes great sense for most businesses. Solar panels provide an immediate monthly utility savings that frees up cash flow to grow your business, not your electric utility.
Solar can reduce your annual electricity budget by between 50% and 90%. What will you do with this incredible cash flow boost?
Your commercial solar project will give you long-term savings with a short-term payoff. Government incentives pay for 50%–60% of the project cost.
The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) directly decreases your federal income tax liability by 26% of the project cost
This can be carried over multiple years if liability is less than tax credit
Although the useful lifespan of a solar installation is expected to be 35–40 years, you can depreciate all of it immediately upon installation
Alternatively, your accountant can depreciate it over any other schedule you choose
NYSERDA provides a state grant that pays for about 15–20% of the cost of the solar installation
The current rebate is $0.35 per watt, for up to 750kW
Solar panels carry a 25-year warranty from the manufacturer. We use only Bloomberg New Energy Tier 1 manufacturers who can back up their warranties.
Increase the value of your building—without increasing your property taxes.
Buffalo Solar makes it easy to finance your commercial solar panels. And once they are up and running, they help pay for themselves all year round.
Take advantage of our partnerships with local and regional banks
Finance the out-of-pocket cost with $0 down and pay off your system with the utility savings and government incentives
Flexible loan terms from 3–10 years with 3.5%–5.5% interest
Some solar panel systems can be net cash flow positive starting from Day 1
Your solar energy system will generate less in winter months than in summer months
Any excess energy generated in summer months will be sent to the grid and credited to your account
Those cumulative solar credits roll over from month to month returning to you when you need them
Turn your utility into a bank instead of a monthly expense
Take the first step toward energy independence with a free initial energy consultation to help you determine if solar panels are right for your business.
During your free initial energy consultation, we will develop an annual energy cost profile and forecast for your company, as well as discuss your business operations and the energy measures that could benefit your bottom line. We will also explain the incentives and financing options that are available for solar energy projects, and answer any questions you may have.
Once we determine that solar energy is a good option for your business, we will schedule a site walk to get a clear picture of your building operations, electrical systems, and savings opportunities.
During the site walk, we will review your business’s electric bills for the previous 12 months with you, inspect the roof or projected array location for engineering parameters, measure trenching runs, and inspect the current electrical setup, including meters, main service panels and breaker boxes.
We will also take the time to review solar design options with you and explain why some may be better than others.
Based on our site walk, we will put together a feasibility study package that includes:
Once the feasibility study package is complete, we will schedule a meeting to review the proposal with you. During this meeting, we will review a summary of project details and the benefits of switching to solar energy that gets quickly to bottom line.
Following the presentation, we will answer any questions you may have and work with your team to determine next steps.
Investing in solar energy is great for the environment. Creating clean energy from the sun will offset carbon emissions from dirty power plants and factories. Each solar panel you install has the equivalent carbon reducing effect on the environment as:
Solar energy makes your business more sustainable and energy independent!