Solar Energy: Good for the Planet and Your Business

Solar power is predicted to become the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency

Solar power is predicted to become the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency — and it’s easy to see why.

The cost of solar panels for small businesses has dropped significantly in recent years, but the benefits keep adding up. As businesses face rising electricity costs, solar panels can help them gain energy independence from the national grid, increase energy efficiency, and help the environment.

Here are four excellent reasons why your business should invest in commercial solar energy:

1. ‘Go green’ to save some green

Installing solar panels may seem daunting at first, but the return on investment is getting better every year.

An EnergySage report says that commercial property owners can cut their electricity bills by 75% with solar energy. On average, businesses pay about $1,950 per month on their electric bill — and can shave that number by $500 per month by installing solar panels.

2. Freedom! Gain independence from rate hikes

When business owners install solar panels, they can become their own energy providers and take control of their utility bill management.

Electricity rates from the national grid fluctuate because of a number of factors, which are all outside of your control. Electricity costs keep rising, too. In fact, energy costs throughout the United States have increased by about four percent in the last 10 years.

Installing solar panels gives you partial (and sometimes complete) energy independence from the grid, allowing you to pay a stable price and even sell back excess energy in some cases.

3. It’s good for the environment

Businesses can reduce their demand for fossil fuels and limit greenhouse gas emissions by installing solar panels. Solar is a clean renewable energy source and a much better alternative to electricity generated from coal and natural gas.

Solar energy also requires far less water in the manufacturing process compared to traditional energy sources. That means that you pose significantly less of a threat to local water supplies. This makes it just another big environmental benefit.

4. Being eco-friendly brings in more business

Investing in energy efficient solar panels can also help your company in marketing and strengthen your brand.

Promoting an investment in energy sustainability helps businesses connect with employees and customers, and it may give you a marketing edge when your company is already competitive in prices and other areas.

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Energy Professionals today. We have everything you need to encourage energy independence at your business.

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