Top 5 Reasons All Companies Should Invest in Solar Panels
The benefits provided by using solar panels are so significant and so universal that it is now safe to say that literally every company should have them installed to generate electricity. Commercial solar power is available everywhere in the country, and the huge advantages of using solar for business should make it a very easy decision when considering an energy source. There are even more good reasons than those listed below for going solar, but here are some of the best reasons.
- Take control of your utility bill
- Reduce electricity consumption
- Go clean and green
- Conserve the planet’s resources
- Lower corporate noise levels
Once installed, a solar power system has dramatically lower cost than any other energy source, because sunlight itself costs nothing. If a company installs its own solar panel system, the only ongoing costs are low maintenance expenses. Even in a commercial solar arrangement with a solar utility company, monthly costs are far less than those associated with all other sources.
In a net metering arrangement with a solar power utility, companies on the grid can return unused solar energy to the utility company, or have it stored for future use. Essentially creating an additional revenue stream. Thus, all energy produced by a company’s solar panel system is conserved rather than wasted. The solar producing company can actually receive credits from the utility for produced-but-unused electricity.
Compared to the consumption of fossil fuels used in energy production, solar power is vastly cleaner. No harmful gases are generated as a by-product of electricity generation, as is the case using fossil fuels. This avoids damage to the atmosphere and the environment.
As a limitless source of power, solar energy conserves earth’s resources, and it is capable of supplying all the energy needed on earth, if appropriately captured by solar panels. It is also easily harvested, through a fairly simple conversion process which takes place in the solar panel system. By contrast, the harvesting of known fossil fuel reserves is becoming ever more difficult, as reserves dwindle.
There are no moving parts associated with the production of electricity from a system of solar panels, and this means that there is zero noise generated in the process. Other renewable sources, like wind turbines for instance, do rely on noisy blades and gear boxes. The passive process at work in solar power systems do their work efficiently and silently, adding nothing to the cumulative wall of noise in heavily populated areas like big cities.