Buffalo Solar can  provide feasibility studies for commercial solar installations.  A feasibility study is a comprehensive analysis conducted to assess the viability and practicality of implementing a solar power system for a commercial property or business. The primary goal of the feasibility study is to evaluate whether it makes economic, technical, and environmental sense to proceed with the solar project.

Feasibility Study

Here are key components Buffalo Solar will include in a feasibility study for a commercial solar installation:


Site Assessment


  • Evaluate the geographical location of the site, considering factors like orientation and tilt.

Shading analysis:

  • Conduct a shading analysis to identify potential obstructions such as buildings, trees, or other structures that could cast shadows on the solar panels. Minimizing shading is crucial for maximizing energy production.

Space Availability:

  • Assess the available space for solar panels, considering rooftops.

Roof Structural Analysis:

  • If considering a rooftop installation, assess the structural integrity of the roof to ensure it can support the additional weight of solar panels.  Consider factors such as roof age, material, and load-bearing capacity.

Utility Interconnection:

  • Assess the feasibility and costs associated with connecting the solar system to the electrical grid. This includes evaluating the capacity of the existing electrical infrastructure and any necessary upgrades.

Regulatory and Permitting Considerations:

  • Identify and understand local zoning laws, building codes, and other regulations that may impact the installation of a commercial solar system.Determine the permitting process and associated timelines.

Environmental Impact Assessment:

  • Assess the environmental impact of the solar installation, considering factors such as habitat disruption, water usage, and disposal of materials.


Energy Usage Analysis

  • Analyze the historical energy consumption of the commercial facility to understand the potential size of the solar installation needed to meet energy demands.


System Design and Technical Requirements

  • Develop a preliminary design of the solar power system, including the type of solar panels, inverters, and mounting structures required.

  • Evaluate any technical constraints or challenges, such as shading issues or structural considerations for rooftop installations.


Financial Analysis

  • Estimate the initial costs of installing the solar system, including equipment, labor, and any necessary infrastructure upgrades.

  • Calculate the expected long-term savings on energy bills and potential revenue from incentives, rebates, and renewable energy credits.

  • Determine the payback period and return on investment (ROI).


Incentives and Rebates

  • Identify and quantify available government incentives, tax credits, and rebates that can help offset the initial costs of the solar installation.



  • Buffalo Solar will provide a summary of the findings and make recommendations on whether or not to proceed with the commercial solar installation.


Buffalo Solar provides a  well-executed feasibility study that helps stakeholders make informed decisions about the viability and potential benefits of implementing a commercial solar power system.