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Commercial Solar Power Systems

Bristol Construction recognizes the benefits of non-traditional energy, and our experienced in-house electricians welcome the opportunity to help your business harness the power of the sun as an alternative energy source.

Benefits of Solar, Photovoltaic (PV) Energy

Solar energy, known as Photovoltaic (PV) power can enable your business to “go green” by helping you:

  • Save money on your monthly energy bill
  • Reduce your “carbon footprint” and potentially earn energy credits

Ask Bristol for a Solar Analysis & Proposal for Your Business

We can provide you with a valuable 3-Step Solar Analysis to help you determine if a solar power system makes sense for your facility and your bottom line.

Step 1: We begin by reviewing your facility and grounds to determine the photovoltaic power that your property is capable of producing with one or more solar array options, based on its location and orientation to the sun. Array options include roof-mounted arrays, ground-mounted arrays, and pole-mounted arrays.

Step 2: Next, we calculate your firm’s energy requirements by reviewing your recent 6-12 months of electric bills, and propose the appropriately-sized solar array that best accommodates your usage needs.

Step 3: Finally, we calculate your term of payback, or the length of time until you begin profiting from your investment in a solar/photovoltaic power system.

System Types and Options, in Order of Popularity

  • Grid-Tie Array system – is tied to your local electric grid, and back-feeds to the grid any excess electricity that you do not use. You gain credits on your electricity bill for the power you back-feed. This is the most popular type of system we install for clients.
  • Off Grid Array System – operates by storing power in a battery bank and the DC electricity runs through an inverter turning the power to usable AC power.
  •  Grid Tie With Battery Backup – is a hybrid system that combines grid-tied and battery backup system types. Power back-feeds to the grid and excess electricity that you do not use are credited to your account. A battery bank is also powered by your array by means of a charge controller and stores power for when the grid has lost power. The batteries then transfer power to AC power through an inverter and energize the specific circuits you choose for your home.