Solar for Veterinary Clinics

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Solar for Veterinary Clinics and Animal Hospitals

Solar for veterinary clinics is easier than you might think with Renu Energy Solutions. We aren’t just known for residential projects — we’re experts at installations for businesses, too. If your practice has been thinking of converting to solar energy, there has never been a better time. 

Going solar is a natural fit for the veterinary industry because, at its core, it seeks to create a healthier, safer environment, just like like the healthy, safe environments veterinary practitioners seek to create for the animals in their care.

Does a veterinarian really need solar energy?

We thought you might ask this! While most veterinary clinics are not open 24/7 like hospitals and emergency rooms, many clinics still consume a significant amount of energy. Most offices still contain specialized medical equipment that can rack up those monthly utility costs. Thanks to net metering, or being compensated for the extra energy you produce for the grid, you’ll be saving even more money because of the time the clinic is not open. When closed, there’s no need to operate the machinery, light the building, or power the HVAC system, but that doesn’t mean solar panels stop harnessing energy! During that down time, the energy produced can be sold back to the grid. 

Solar can slash utility bills, saving money on a significant operating cost and allowing veterinarians to spend it on the most important part of their business  — caring for animals.   

Commercial Solar Tax Incentives

Many people don’t realize that a huge part of solar savings comes with commercial solar tax incentives that you are eligible for as a solar customer. The solar investment tax credit (ITC) allows solar customer to take 26 percent of the cot of their solar investment as a credit against their federal tax liability. The ITC applies to the complete costs of commercial solar systems, and there is no cap on its value (though the customer must have a tax liability to benefit from a tax credit).

 

Please note: at the end of 2020, the ITC goes down to 22% for solar systems purchase in 2021 and continues to decrease in the future years. 

Solar for Veterinary Clinics Case Study

Atrium Animal Hospital, located in Charlotte, decided to install a solar system on their facility back in 2015. The animal hospital’s well-respected team is known for their top of the line care and friendly service, and they are committed to the health and wellbeing of their customers’ pets. In just their first year, they avoided emitting over 58,000 points of carbon dioxide!

To learn more about how Atrium Animal Hospital went solar, check out our full case study on the project.  

Going Solar with Renu Energy Solutions

Going solar for veterinary clinics is easier than you think! Is your practice ready to go solar? Contact Renu today for a free consultation and learn more about how you can convert to clean, sustainable energy. Making this change will not only save you money, but it will also show your business’ commitment to protecting your community’s environment by going green. 

We’d love to help you on your solar journey — from start to finish!

 

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