Craig really encourages any business that operates in a building during the day to get solar, and to make use of the tax-write off program for small businesses while its still available for a purchase like this. His 9.36kW system originally cost him $15,000 but through this tax incentive it will only cost him $9,000 in real terms
He also encourages landlords, both of residential and business buildings to do the same, because the investment can be paid back in rent and both renters and landlords can share the spoils of solar for decades to come.
Like many of the other case studies, Craig also emphasises the need to get quality panels, and if you’re a household, to put some panels on the western side to get power right into the late summer evenings. He also suggests that for those in cold climates; heat banks – which are heaters that store heat during the day and release it at the press of a button during the evening – might be a good way for householders to utilise the solar power produced through the day for heating at night.