Commercial Solar Lighting

Solar lighting has already been around for quite a few years to power street lights, but never really had a chance to move into commercial lighting not until the innovation in LED bulb design has begun. Because traditional lighting system (that uses batteries) can be very expensive, a little too complicated to install, and requires high maintenance, commercial solar lighting has become very popular among business owners around the world.

Solar Lighting for Commercial Use

Maintaining your business’ visibility through commercial sign lighting is important as it draws current and potential customers’ attention. However, since price of electricity is constantly increasing, most business and commercial establishment owners find commercial solar lighting or even the whole commercial solar system, as one of the most cost-effective ways to provide their lighting needs.

Commercial solar lighting is not just excellent in bringing light to your commercial signs; it’s also perfect for parking lots and industrial street lights. It also saves a lot of money for wiring systems and is much durable than the traditional lighting system. And as opposed to traditional electrical lights, commercial solar lighting actually has automatic light sensors, which distinguishes day and night. The lights will therefore automatically turn on when the sensors detect that there’s no longer enough sunlight, and will automatically turn off when enough sunlight is already available. This provides convenience on your part as you don’t have to manually switch on/off the lights in your property every time (but you still have the option to manually switch on/off the solar lights anytime you want).

Commercial Solar Lighting Cost

Traditional lighting system requires trenching and underground wiring. Therefore, the process will not just going to be very inconvenient, it’ll also be costly. And since your light fixtures are tied to an electric grid system, you will have to deal with high monthly electricity bill.

Those are some of the things associated with installing traditional lighting system. While it may be expensive to install standard electrical lighting, commercial solar lighting offers relatively low-cost solar lights, besides the fact that it’s very easy to install. In installing solar lighting system, you would have to consider costs for PV modules, batteries, power electronics, and installation. Therefore, total cost of commercial solar lighting depends on its type, the design you prefer, the light levels, the number of required lighting, and your location.


Whether you have a small, medium, or large sized business, having the perfect lighting adds value to your business. Aside from attracting attention, perfect commercial lighting creates a notion that you have a safer working environment, thus, brings more appeal to your customers’ eyes.

Commercial Solar System

A lot of businesses around the world are beginning to know more about renewable energy sources. Most of them see it as a great way to save more on energy costs. For this reason, many business establishments or commercial businesses are investing on commercial solar systems. Commercial solar system is one of the most cost-effective ways to power your business. Turning the power of the sun into electricity may dramatically reduce your business’ operating costs, thus, increasing your business’ revenue and net income. It also provide you with risk protection against future price increase of electricity, and gives you a chance to take advantage of the incentives that the government gives.

How It Works

To be able to convert sun’s energy into electricity, you need PV system components to work together to power your business. These are:

  • Solar Panels that are installed on your business’ roof to convert sun’s power into DC power.
  • Inverter to convert DC power into AC power to power your facility.
  • Electrical Panels where AC power from the inverter travels to the electrical cabinet to be available for your facility’s electrical needs.
  • Utility Meter to measure your electricity supply so that when your system generates energy more than what your facility needs, it automatically spins backward, causing it to accumulate credits with your electricity provider which will then reflect on your next month’s electricity bill.
  • Utility Grid to ensure that you will remain connected to the grid to supply you with electricity whenever your system isn’t generating enough energy to power your business (i.e. at night).
  • Energy Monitoring to monitor your facility’s electricity usage that could greatly help in managing your electricity consumption, thus, reducing your operating expense.

How Commercial Solar System Investment Pays-off

Since PV systems does not require fuel and could last even more than 25 years, more and more business owners desire to invest in this industry. Aside from the government incentives, it also provides the following benefits, making it more attractive to a lot of investors:

  • a guaranteed return of investment (ROI) within just a few years
  • stable energy costs and tax incentives
  • guaranteed long-term power purchase agreement
  • you may even draw more customers by letting them know that you’re a “green company”

How Much It Cost Commercial solar system costs will still depend on a number of factors such as:

  • Size – one important factor that defines your cost; larger solar systems may even cost less per watt compared to smaller solar systems due to economies of scale.
  • Installation complexity – mounting on racks, custom installations, or even just working around too many obstructions (i.e. HVAC equipment, pipes) are complex installations, making it more expensive than the usual.
  • System production – tilting or installing your solar system where it can generate more energy (roof orientation) is a bit more expensive than just regular installation; however, generating more energy would still mean faster ROI on your part.
  • Maintenance – although there shouldn’t be a problem with solar PVs since in terms of maintenance since there are no moving parts, you may still need an occasional cleaning of the PV modules, or inspection to prolong its life.

Commercial solar systems does not just offer lower electricity bills or long-term profit. Its accelerated depreciation, substantial incentives, and financing options (for companies) make commercial solar system a very smart investment however big or small your business is.

Commerical Solar Design & Installation

Since every home or every business establishment or property is different, finding the right design and installation team is very much important when planning to install Solar PVs. The team should be knowledgeable enough, quick, and should be one of the best solar system companies in the industry. The best solar system company should closely work with you to know and meet your particular financial goal, your energy needs, as well as your preferred architectural style. The company should also make sure that your installation site will be capable of handling your desired system site, that the location of the array should be in a place where there’s minimized shading from any adjacent structures, and that the roof (if it’s the installation site) is properly sealed to prevent any roofing problems.

Solar System Malaysia Designs and Installs Quality Solar PV Systems

At Solar System Malaysia, we fully understand solar and we know the basic principles when designing and installing quality solar PV systems. Our team of most EXPERIENCED electrical engineers will provide you with a solution that meets your specific needs. We also make sure that your system’s design is in compliance with all the electrical and building codes and that it meets the local utility interconnection requirements. And depending upon your current financial situation, we can guide you to various financial options (for companies) and guarantee you that you’ll receive the maximum tax credits and ongoing income to ensure highest return on your investment.

Guaranteed High-Performance Design

With your specific needs in mind, our experienced designers design a system that produce more energy for faster ROI. Our broad experience in the industry enables us to do this to provide you with the best solution that will meet your unique needs, no matter how big or small these needs may be. By providing the highest quality with every solar system that we design and install, we’ve been considered as one of the best in the country. So, why settle for anything less when you can get the most professional team from us today. Call us now and let us know your solar system needs.