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By James Kennedy, Founder and President Beach Cities Solar Consulting LLC

Solar For Warehouses


Solar for warehouses and logistics centers is a no brainer, as these facilities consume large amounts of electricity for lighting and temperature control.  With the high energy these facilities consume electricity usage is a significant contributor to higher operating expenses.  Corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) is also driving solar for warehouses and logistics centers across the country.

Solar For Warehouses

Large warehouse and logistics center facilities are ideal for installing solar, with ROI in as little as 4 years!

Many companies are harnessing the power of renewable energy by adding solar systems to their warehouses and distribution centers to bring down energy costs.  When the property owner installs a solar system it allows these facilities to produce their own power on-site for free.

Here are some of the benefits of solar for warehouses:

Reduced Energy Costs

Solar power allows logistics facilities to run a large portion of their energy consumption off solar.  When this is done your company secures energy independence by producing its own electricity and minimizing any consumption from the local electric grid.  The return on investment (ROI) of solar for warehouse projects is typically around four years.  Alternatively BCSC LLC can procure $0 capex financing for these projects, so that savings are immediate!

Peak Shaving and Protection against Increased Energy Costs

Installing a solar energy system is a fixed cost solution.  When you add solar panels to the roof of your warehouse or logistics center, you can protect your business from increasing electric utility costs. When electricity prices go up, your business will not be affected by the price increases.

Environmental Benefits

Electricity generated by the grid is generated by burning fossil fuels.  By doing this it releases harmful pollutants like carbon dioxide into the air, causing and leading to health concerns and climate warming. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that electricity production creates the second largest share of greenhouse gas emissions, which cause climate change.

Installing solar systems on your warehouse and logistics center roofs demonstrates corporate social responsibility and lowers your carbon footprint, allowing the company to meet ESG goals.


Did you know that a solar energy system provide decades of dependable renewable power?  The average life span of your solar system is 25 to 30 years.  In addition to decades of savings, solar systems do not have any moving parts, requiring minimal maintenance.

Warehouses are Ideal for Solar Panels

Most warehouse and logistic center roofs are perfect landscape for a solar system.  Usually these roof tops are flat and large with ample room for solar panel installation.  These facilities are usually high of the ground that they get unobstructed sun exposure.  With a large area, you new solar system can offset more energy costs and provide a rapid return investment.

Thanks to the new Inflation Reduction Act and increased (30%) federal investment tax credit (ITC), there has never been a better time to install solar for your warehouse and logistics facilities!

Contact Us! 

BCSC LLC can run a competitive request for solar proposals from thousands of qualified nationwide solar & storage providers for your organization.  Inquire today: info@beachcitiessolarconsulting.com