Three reasons to not install commercial rooftop solar

While commercial rooftop solar has many benefits, it may not be the right choice for every business. Here are three reasons why a business may choose not to install commercial rooftop solar:

1. Upfront Costs: One of the biggest barriers to installing commercial rooftop solar is the upfront cost. Solar panel installations can be expensive, and it may take several years for a business to recoup its investment through energy savings. Some businesses may not have the capital to make the initial investment or may be hesitant to take on debt to finance the project.

2. Space Limitations: Depending on the size and location of a business, there may not be enough space on the roof to accommodate a commercial solar installation. In some cases, the roof may be too small, too shaded, or too structurally weak to
support the weight of solar panels. In these cases, it may be necessary to explore alternative energy solutions.

3. Energy Needs: Businesses with low energy usage may not see as much benefit from a commercial rooftop solar installation. If a business does not use a significant amount of energy during the daytime when the sun is shining, it may not be able to take full advantage of the energy generated by its solar panels. In these cases, it may be more cost-effective to explore other energy efficiency
measures, such as upgrading lighting or HVAC systems.

Overall, while there are many benefits to commercial rooftop solar, it is important for businesses to consider their specific circumstances and energy needs before making a decision about whether to invest in solar energy.

Gordian Energy Systems is an expert at “untying the Gordian Knott” of commercial solar confusion and choices.  Our years of commercial building experience enable us to provide choices and solutions to our clients.