July 19, 2021

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Proprietary Energy Savings Program

Looking for a sensible way to reduce operating costs? We’ve eliminated all the barriers for businesses to go solar. We’ve installed over 10 megawatts of solar from Fortune 500 facilities manufacturing to private label packaging corporations. Speak with our team today for a free savings proposal.

#1 Commercial Solar Company in North Carolina

Proprietary Energy Savings Program for North Carolina Businesses

Looking for commercial solar panels? Are you a NC business with high energy costs and tax liability? If so you’ve found the right place. Without any upfront investment, businesses are able to adopt solar and begin saving money as soon as the system is installed and becomes operational. We’ve developed a program that allows U.S. businesses to install solar and pay off the system overtime using your federal and state subsidies.

Your company has no risk. 

Solar One will operate, insure, and maintain the system while the dealership owns the system outright and reaps the benefits of sun for decades to come.

Whether you go solar or not you’re going to purchase power either way.

Solar is no longer a matter of interest, it’s a matter of choice!

Solar For Business

#1 North Carolina Commercial Solar Company

If you’ve never explored a solar project for your business or you’ve looked at numerous solar proposals that involved a substantial up front cost, taking out a long term loan, or required a 3rd party owning your solar array and keeps most of the benefits, this message is for you.

After months of meetings with decisions makers and hearing each of the reasons why businesses choose not to implement a solar project, Solar One developed a solution that removes all of the pain points and all of the barriers to commercial solar ownership.

Regardless of what state your facilities are located, your company will enjoy the following benefits…..

Your company’s project will be 100% paid for by incentives.

There’s no ROI to calculate and wait for— because the savings are immediate and there are no out of pocket costs either. From the first month your solar array goes live, you will see a substantial reduction in your operating expenses due to electricity savings.

There are no cap x budget requirements from your company, and there are no construction payments.

You won’t be required to share 80% of the benefits with a 3rd party ownership, as you would with a Power Purchase Agreement, PPA or lease. In other words— your company will actually own the solar array.

Once you receive a proposal from Solar One, you won’t be asking if going solar makes sense or not—you’ll be asking Solar One to put solar panels on your entire portfolio of properties.

Whether you have 10,000 or 10 million square feet of roof top space, whether your family owned or fortune 500, we’d like to have a conversation with you in order to learn more about your business.

Please check the information below and connect with us. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Solar One has constructed over 40 Commercial Solar Projects in different parts of the country, ranging from school districts, to retail, manufacturing, multi-family and other commercial properties. Many of our customers have had us do 3, 4, 5, 6 different properties. We have dozens of additional projects currently under contract. Our Director is based in Charlotte, NC and is available for in person meetings.

For conservative purposes these are the numbers in Warm North Carolina…California has even more sunshine.

50,000 square foot roof top = $1 million in savings over 25 years

100,000 square foot roof = $2 million in savings over 25 years

1.333 = production factor in Illinois for example (if at 180 degree tilt)

1.333 x 700 kw = annual kWh (kilowatt-hour) produce in year = 933

A kilowatt hour is when you add in your supply delivery, taxes, conservatively worth $0.08 = 1 kWh

Supply rate on average = 5.5

Take $0.08 x 933 (annual kwH produced in a year)

= ~$70,000/year in savings

Which = $6,000/month in electricity savings

Or ~$2 million in savings over 25 year warrantied life.

Solar Panel Building

The larger your commercial facility the higher it utility costs. North Carolina has moderately low electric rates compared to the other U.S, but by no means is the cheapest. The average cost of electricity in North Carolina is 8.66 ¢/kWh. By producing your own energy via the sun, you can offset these costs considerably. On average our clients with roofs over 100,000 square feet are saving six figures in annual operating expenses with zero upfront expense. This results in immediate ROI and cash flow since we front load federal and state subsidies to pay for the solar system spread out over 25 years instead of a requiring large cap ex or loan only to wait 5-7 years for an ROI. Solar power for commercial use has historically been an investment requiring capital expenditure, taking out a loan, or sharing the tax benefits with a 3rd party through a PPA, but this is no longer the case with Solar One. 

Why North Carolina Needs Commercial Solar

Tax credits and rebates are very attractive for going solar in North Carolina. Many of the nation’s top household brands are based in Charlotte. We work with manufacturing, packaging, food, distribution, retail, warehouses, hospitals, hotels, resorts, casinos apartment complexes, cold storage, electronics, defense, aerospace and much more. Own your solar panels for commercial buildings without having to take a loan, or a Power Purchase Agreement. Leverage your tax liability to pay for the system upfront through our proprietary energy savings program. Contact us today for a free consolation and savings proposal.

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Serving the North Carolina Community

We support all the activities of the North Carolina state that ensures residents a happy and sustainable energy living.

NC Electric Utilities

  • Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation
  • Duke Energy Corporation
  • Fayetteville Public Works Commission
  • Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation
  • Lumbee River Electric Members
  • Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives
  • Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation
  • Roanoke Electric Cooperative
  • Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation
  • Wake Electric
  • Dominion North Carolina Power
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Areas Serving:

Alamance County
Alexander County
Alleghany County
Anson County
Ashe County
Avery County
Beaufort County
Bertie County
Bladen County
Brunswick County
Buncombe County
Burke County
Cabarrus County
Caldwell County
Camden County
Carteret County
Caswell County
Catawba County
Chatham County
Cherokee County
Chowan County
Clay County
Cleveland County
Columbus County
Craven County
Cumberland County
Currituck County
Dare County
Davidson County
Davie County
Duplin County
Durham County
Edgecombe County
Forsyth County
Franklin County
Gaston County
Gates County
Graham County
Granville County
Greene County
Guilford County
Halifax County
Harnett County
Haywood County
Henderson County
Hertford County
Hoke County
Hyde County
Iredell County
Jackson County
Johnston County
Jones County
Lee County
Lenoir County
Lincoln County
Macon County
Madison County
Martin County
McDowell County
Mecklenburg County
Mitchell County
Montgomery County
Moore County
Nash County
New Hanover County
Northampton County
Onslow County
Orange County
Pamlico County
Pasquotank County
Pender County
Perquimans County
Person County
Pitt County
Polk County
Randolph County
Richmond County
Robeson County
Rockingham County
Rowan County
Rutherford County
Sampson County
Scotland County
Stanly County
Stokes County
Surry County
Swain County
Transylvania County
Tyrrell County
Union County
Vance County
Wake County
Warren County
Washington County
Watauga County
Wayne County
Wilkes County
Wilson County
Yadkin County
Yancey County

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Go Solar for Commercial Properties ?

Net Environmental Return – Reduce your environmental impact. Both your carbon emissions and water usage are significantly reduced when you switch to solar.

Reduce Electricity Bills
You can start saving on your electric bill from day one. Avoid utility rate hikes and fees for decades to come.

Energy Independence
Be prepared with a building battery backup system. Free yourself from utility policy changes and protect your property when the grid goes down.

Increase Building Value
Installing solar panels increase the value of your commercial property. Get more when you plan to sell your property.

What are the key aspects of solar for my commercial property?

Net Energy Metering (NEM) – NEM is a policy that allows you to generate and receive energy to and from the grid through your electrical meter. Traditional utility consumers pull energy from the main electrical grid, use the energy in their home, while the meter counts how much is used. With PV solar, you can push your excess energy into the grid during the day and pull it during the night to use for lights, electronics, air conditioning/heating or anything else you may need that requires electricity.

Grid Connection – After you go solar, you will still be connected to the utility’s grid. This is so you can take advantage of NEM to maximize the value of your system. Essentially the grid functions as a bank storing your energy from your solar panels until you are ready to use it. With a battery backup system and secure power supply, you can use the energy from your system when the grid goes down.

Energy Credits – When you don’t use all the energy your system produces during a day, that energy will “roll” over to the next day and so forth. This happens day after day, month after month, but not year after year. This allows you to use all the energy you produce with your solar system. If you have higher usage months (AC, guests, holidays, etc) you draw from the extra energy credits you earned earlier in the year.

Yearly Settlement – Once a year you “square up” with your utility company. It’s where you settle the balance on your energy credit over the past year. If you are consuming more than you produce, you will pay the utility company for the excess energy you pulled from the grid. If you are producing more energy than you consume, the utility company will pay you for the excess energy at a sub-retail rate.

How Does Solar Energy Work?

1. Your photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels convert sunlight to DC electricity.
2. Your Inverter converts DC (Direct Current) electricity to AC (alternating current).
3. Generated PV electricity converted to AC is used to power your building or commercial property.
4. Excess electricity is sent to the grid for a credit, or stored in a battery if you choose to install one in your property.

What is a Kilowatt-Hour?

What are the key pieces of equipment in a solar panel system?

Here are the most important equipment components to the standard solar panel system for your business property.

Commercial Solar Panels – Solar panels are modular components, generally rectangular in shape – approximately 3 ft by 5ft. The panels contain silicon cells that when exposed to sunlight, create a flow of direct current (DC) electricity. Panels will vary in size, electrical output (measured in Watts), efficiency, and even color. Most solar panels today have either a black or silver metallic frame. The cells will usually appear a dark blue or black in the light. Panels can be mounted to a home or building’s roof structure, or installed on a ground-mount racking structure.

Note: When thinking about where to strategically place solar panels on a building’s roof, it’s important to consider the factors that will affect the system’s energy production (measured in kWh). Shade from other buildings and trees should be taken into consideration. In the Northern Hemisphere, facing south generally is the best orientation to obtain maximum output.


The inverter is a device that converts (or if we’re being techincal inverts) direct current electricity produced by the PV solar array(s) into distributed alternating current, (AC electricity). There are several different types of inverters a solar installation might employ. String inverters are the simplest, most mature inverter technology. This is where the DC from groups of solar panels linked in series are fed into the inverter. The inverter puts out AC electricity which is then fed to the building’s electrical system. Micro-inverters are small, modular inverters that are installed behind each solar panel in an array (1:1) and effectively contain the AC energy production of each panel so that the reduced production of one panel does not affect the output of the entire solar array.

Racking System

A racking system is how your solar panels are mounted to your home’s roof or ground system (popular for commercial installations). While some racking systems may vary in their appearance or modularity, they exhibit similarities in their form and function. It’s important to make sure your racking system, if roof-mounted, is properly flashed and sealed, to ensure your roof is well-protected against the elements. Areas with high winds or volatile weather require extra-secure racking systems. Roof racking systems vary depending on the type of roof.

Monitoring System

It’s important that every residential solar system has its own monitoring system. This is the application that will allow you to view and measure real-time and historical energy production data for your home. Some monitoring systems display this energy production data via a physical display unit, while others employ an online interface, or both! As “smart” or connected homes become more wide spread, solar installers can provide whole-house energy consumption monitoring. In order to ensure your solar system is producing energy efficiently, it’s important to make sure your solar panels are paired with an energy production monitoring system.