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Ithaca Community, commercial & Industrial Solar Services

Efficient and Cost-Effective Solar Solutions for Tompkins County Enterprises

To date, John Mills Electric has installed over 110MW of solar. To put that in perspective, that’s about the amount of solar it would take to power about 15,000 homes.

In addition to the residential and small commercial solar installations that we do through our subsidiary, Twin Tier Solar, John Mills Electric also provides electrical contracting and maintenance services for large Community Solar, large industrial and large commercial solar projects.

Our services on these large-scale solar projects usually include Electrical Installation and ongoing Operations and Maintenance (O&M). 

As the demand for commercial and industrial utility-scale solar farms continues to grow, so does the need for our services. Our experienced solar installation and maintenance team is well-equipped to handle the operations and maintenance needs of large solar installations designed to meet the unique needs of our commercial and industrial customers. With our NABCEP-Certified solar project management team and a staff of up to 150 electricians, depending on demand, we ensure that your large-scale solar system will operate efficiently and reliably.

Whether you require an electrical subcontractor for a new construction project or a long-term partner for regular system maintenance, John Mills Electric has the expertise and resources to meet your commercial and industrial solar needs. Trust us to deliver exceptional solar services that contribute to a sustainable future for your business and the environment.

Our Recent Large-Scale Projects Include:

  • A 2.5 MW project at Houghton College
  • A 27.16 MW installation in Chenango Forks, NY
  • A 6.73 MW system featuring battery storage and motorized tracking in Lansing, NY
  • A 7.43 MW system with tracking in Cortlandville, NY
  • A 13.5 MW installation near Ithaca, NY

See for yourself how we help commercial and industrial properties in Ithaca and the surrounding areas install and maintain quality solar arrays – call us at (607) 600-8030 today!

How Solar is Different for Commercial and Industrial Customers

  • Scale: Commercial and industrial solar installations are typically larger than residential systems due to the higher energy demands of businesses, factories, warehouses or municipalities. This often involves installing more solar panels or larger, utility-scale solar farms to meet their energy needs.
  • Energy consumption patterns: The energy consumption patterns of commercial and industrial customers vary from those of residential users. Businesses may require more energy during daytime hours or have consistent energy usage throughout the day. Solar systems for these customers need to be designed to match their specific consumption patterns to maximize energy production and savings.
  • Installation options: Commercial and industrial buildings often have larger, flat roof spaces or unused land that can accommodate extensive solar panel installations. This allows for more design flexibility, such as using ground-mounted systems or incorporating solar tracking technology to optimize energy production.
  • Regulatory requirements: Larger solar installations for commercial and industrial customers may be subject to more stringent regulatory requirements, including zoning, permitting, and interconnection processes. Working with an experienced solar provider can help navigate these complexities and ensure compliance.

Learn more about how John Mills Electric offers solar solutions tailored to the unique needs of commercial and industrial clients – call our Ithaca office at (607) 600-8030 today!

    "The workmanship was excellent"

    They did an exceptional job with the installation of the charging equipment as well as the infrastructure.

    Matthew F.
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    I was very impressed with the service and will make sure to use this company for future projects.

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How Commercial and Industrial Customers can Benefit from Solar

  • Cost savings: Solar energy systems can significantly reduce electricity bills by generating power on-site, leading to substantial long-term savings. As electricity rates continue to rise, solar power becomes an increasingly attractive option for businesses looking to control operational costs.
  • Energy independence: By generating their own power, commercial and industrial customers can reduce their reliance on utility companies, insulating themselves from fluctuating energy prices and potential supply disruptions.
  • Sustainability: Utilizing solar energy allows businesses to lower their carbon footprint and demonstrate a commitment to environmental responsibility. This can enhance brand reputation and appeal to environmentally conscious customers, investors, and employees.
  • Scalability: Solar energy systems are highly scalable, making it easier for businesses to expand their solar capacity as their energy needs grow or change over time.
  • Low maintenance: Solar panels require minimal maintenance, ensuring that ongoing costs are low and that the system continues to operate efficiently over its lifespan, typically 25-30 years.
  • Increased property value: Installing a solar energy system can increase the value of commercial and industrial properties, making them more attractive to potential buyers or tenants.

At John Mills Electric, we want to help commercial and industrial customers across Tompkins County and the state of New York embrace all of the benefits of solar energy. Call us at (607) 600-8030 or reach out to us online.

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