Commercial Solar Qualifications

Commercial Solar
Serving All of Southern CA!
$0 Down Loan Options Available on O.A.C.
BDS Solar, Inc. Commercial allows your business to produce clean solar electricity that will last for years. We install photovoltaic panels (PV) to your commercial or industrial property, as well as carports and/or ground mounts. We have the knowledge, manpower, and expertise to tackle all projects, while maintaining our primary goal of ensuring your business will save money; converting from a variable expense to a fixed expense, benefit from a substantial return on investment, and increase in property value.

In addition to financial savings, there are also a multitude of environmental benefits to converting to solar energy.
  • Enhancing your brand by showing your environmental stewardship.
  • Impressing customer base by promoting renewable, sustainable clean energy.
  • Reducing your business’ carbon footprint.

1. With solar photovoltaic panels (PV), which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) power, your commercial property and/or office building, will become that much more valuable. YOU CAN OBSERVE ROI IN AS LITTLE AS 3 TO 4 YEARS:
  • Solar Locks in your electric rates for the next 25 years.
  • Economic benefit- Offset and reduces current utility bills and adds value to your property.
  • Environmental benefit: Reduce your building’s carbon footprint
2. In order to establish suitability, we’ll conduct a simple phone interview, which will permit us to better recognize your basic solar needs:
  • Do you own the office building and can use the tax right off?
  • Are there any issues with roofing? We could preview your commercial property free of charge.
  • BDS Solar requires a copy of your electric utility bills to appropriately provide you with an estimate
3. Next we’ll come out and perform a site energy evaluation that includes the following:
  • We’ll obtain measurement including solar for shading.
  • We’ll take photographs of installation/design variables, such as, position of breaker panel, roofing, weight issues, etc.
  • We’ll conduct a more in-depth interview with you including collecting copies of utility bills and building plans in order for us to custom design a solar system to best meet your needs and/or requirements. If need be, we can do carport structures and ground mount systems.
4. You can build a credit of energy if your solar system produces more energy than you use; such as net metering, a program that gives you credit for excess electricity and essentially spins your meter backwards

5. If your solar system is a self-financed transaction with a Power Purchase Agreement, we’ll collaborate with you to consult, structure, and implement documents relating to the ownership entity that will be a part of the proposal.

6. After the proposal has been accepted, we’ll order materials and begin scheduling construction and installation of your solar system.
  • Place purchase order with solar distribution vendors for materials
  • Submit plans for permitting to your local city and/or agency.
  • Arrange installation and inspections
  • Schedule final commissioning and signoffs from county and utility company
  • Support with filing of all documents related to federal, state, and local incentives, as needed.
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BDS Solar Key Points on Commercial Solar Panels

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS for COMMERCIAL BDS Solar, Inc. provides: Zero-down financing options, nothing out of pocket 4 TO 6 % interest Ground and post mounts, carport system. ‘Meet or Beat’ any quote you have the same materials & system sizing.
BDS Solar, Inc. provides:
  • Zero-down financing options, nothing out of pocket 4 TO 6 % interest
  • Ground and post mounts, carport system.
  • ‘Meet or Beat’ any quote you have the same materials & system sizing.
Net Metering: Any power that you don’t use from your solar electric system literally spins your meter backwards and you receive a credit from utility company

Tier Shaving: Further, in most states, the more power you use, the more you are charged based on your tiered usage. Solar helps by eliminating your usage in the high tiers and thus brings down your bills by shaving off the expensive power first.

Rising Utility Costs: Electric rates have historically one up at a higher rate than inflation over time. So the ability to fix your long term cost of energy yields a higher and higher return on your investment over time

How Solar Works
Solar panels convert the sunlight into electricity. Your solar system will generate enough power to reduce or eliminate your electricity bill. Please check out our website for a 2-3 minute video on how this works.

Here’s how it works:
Solar panels are made up of tiny cells made up of treated silicon – each one collects solar radiation and converts it into an electrical current. The panels are wired together in series to create an array and the electrical output from the array travels through wires to an inverter typically located near your breaker box. The inverter converts the electrical current called “Direct Current” (DC) and into “Alternating Current’ (AC) which is used to run TVs, appliances, computers, etc.

BAM! You’ve got a solar electric production right on your roof.

So instead of the sun’s energy just bouncing off the roof of your house, you’re actually harnessing it to safely and quietly generate energy.

Savings with Rebates & Incentives
BDS Solar, Inc. is a full service solar system expert. In addition to design, installation, and follow up, we are dedicated to maximizing your savings by helping you take full advantage of all the available rebates and incentives in your area. Rebates and incentives vary greatly, and are mainly determined by the state you live in and the utility you power from. Below is an overview of the types of programs that are available. SoCal Edison currently has no rebates left. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) is approximately 4% of the gross system cost.

Federal Tax Credits / macrs see schedule provided on Estimate
Currently, there’s a generous federal tax incentive that helps make solar panels much more affordable. Here’s what the credit entails:

There’s a 30% Federal tax credit for the purchase and installation of residential and commercial solar systems. This credit expires at the end of 2016. The Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) is also approximately a 35% tax credit (please check with your CPA).

If you purchase your system, you receive this tax credit when you file your tax returns and we will help by receiving a huge discount on your total price. (See Estimate for $$ Breakdown)

State & Utility Rebates
Several states and utility companies offer financing incentives for homeowners and businesses to go solar. Rebates vary by area and utility company.

What You Will Love About Us
Once you say “go” we take care of the design, site analysis, shade studies, permits, equipment, install, rebates … everything! 100% from start to finish!!!

Our local office is individually owned and operated by your neighbor. Ken has been a San Fernando Valley resident for 50 years.

We only work with the best, top-tier products [Solar World; Q-Cell; German Made; Fronius inverters] that we have personally tested to perform at the highest standards. Repair and maintenance are included.

Our solar energy systems are predesigned, engineered and ready to be permitted. We save time, you save money.

How do we differ?

Purchases: Own
  • Fast installations – usually within 12 to 16 weeks or less, depending on the system size.
  • Equipment manufacture Warranties – 25 years on panels, 10 years on inverters
  • Roof Warranty – 10 years on workmanship
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed — Ken is available 6 days a week, 12 hours a day, to assist on your needs. Ken has been contracting for 25 years & knows how to get your job done from quality workmanship to problem solving to making his clients satisfied at the end result.
  • Solar Panel Type
  • Manufacturing and inverters
  • Racking or carport type
  • Ground work, driveway repaving/ lines restriping, to under-type carport lights
All Orders Include:
  • Professional installation, permit applications & drawings, utility interconnection SCE & LADWP rebate forms, HOA submissions, etc
  • Electrical panel upgrade or subpanel (if required)By city and specified in our contract included
  • All tree trimming by others
Ken Sampson has over 20 years of experience in the building industry. At the age of 27, Ken started BDS, a construction company. Ken has employed up to 50 employees representing 10 different trades. Ken, under BDS has personally completed the full construction of 5 luxury estates.

Ken has participated in construction projects with Daniel Scott Fitzgerald whose 10,000 square foot homes have been featured in programs such as: American Idol and HGTV. While working together, Ken became Mr. Fitzgerald’s lead superintendent.

During the housing downturn, Ken seized the opportunity to expand his expertise to include green, renewable energy. Over the past six years, Ken has operated as CEO of BDS Solar. He has been a solar developer focusing on the residential and commercial markets.

Ken currently holds a class B General Contractor’s license, solar license # 965274, a class C53 Swimming Pool Contractor’s license and a California Real Estate license.