With electric power in increasingly high demand, the rising cost of oil and growing concerns for the health of the planet, more and more businesses are turning to alternative sources of energy to power their businesses.
Solar power is one of the most popular and sustainable choices when it comes to environmentally conscious energy sources, and many businesses even boost their bottom lines over time, when they convert to solar power system.
Could tapping into this renewable energy source benefit your business? To answer this question, here are 5 reasons why solar power is so much more than just a fad:
- It can help you reduce, or even eliminate, your electricity bills
Electricity bills are unpredictable, and most consumers are at the mercy of their energy suppliers, who can increase their energy prices as they see fit. By converting to solar on the other hand, you can significantly reduce – and in many cases, even eliminate – your businesses electricity bills, and with the cost per unit of your current energy costs likely being much higher than what you would spend for solar power, it’s a bit of a no-brainer, really.
- Solar gives a great ROI
While converting to solar power is an investment, it’s a pretty reliable one, and when you factor in government incentives and the ever-decreasing cost of solar equipment, switching to solar can give you a great return on your investment. Generating long-term savings and giving you a swift payback, the initial investment will soon start saving you money for years to come.
- It’s low maintenance
Once your solar system has been installed, it will typically require little to no maintenance, regular or otherwise, and the system will go on to generate electricity quietly and efficiently, for as long as 40 years. For added peace of mind, many solar panels come with a 25-year warranty, too.
- Solar power gives you energy security
As long as your solar system was bought from and installed by, a reputable provider, it can help your business become energy dependent, and reduce (or eliminate) your dependency on the national grid. Excess solar energy can even be stored (with a battery backup system) and used for future use, or sold back to the grid, helping you not just save money, but make money!
- Give your business a ‘green’ label by switching to solar
Nowadays, investors and consumers alike are keen to work with businesses who have a reduced carbon footprint, and cause les damage to the environment than those businesses who rely solely on harmful fossil fuels to power their output.
Clean, renewable and sustainable, you can’t get a much greener power supply than solar, and by converting to solar, your business can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, while making a clear statement to investors and consumers, that you care about conserving the planet for future generations.
Reducing operating expenses, serving as a fantastic PR and marketing tool, and helping the world combat climate change (or at least not contribute to it), what more reasons do you need to make the switch to solar?