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Photovoltaics for Small Business

Photo of a factory with a photovoltaic system.

This furniture factory in Massachusetts uses a photovoltaic system to generate its own electricity.

The following resources will help your small business install a photovoltaic (PV) system. If you are unfamiliar with PV systems, see the introduction to PV.


American Solar Energy Society
Provides consumers with information about solar energy and resources.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Provides information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.

Florida Solar Energy Center
The Florida Solar Energy Center provides basic information on photovoltaics for consumers.

Own Your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) answers consumer questions about PV and financial incentives available.

Photovoltaic Basics
DOE information page about solar photovoltaic technologies.

DOE Energy Savers: Small Solar Electric Systems
DOE provides information for consumers about photovoltaics.

DOE Energy Savers: How Small Solar Electric Systems Work
Basic information about small photovoltaic systems.

Financial Opportunities for Business, Industry, and Universities
DOE's financial opportunities page that includes current requests for proposals for business.