Commercial Solar Options to Power Your Business
Throughout the last decade, commercial solar power has experienced gains not only in popularity but in installations as well, signaling that solar power is more than just a passing fad and establishing it as a reliable source of clean, renewable energy. In fact, in 2017, the Solar Energy Industrial Association reported that solar energy accounted for 30% of all new generation capacity – second only to natural gas.
Once considered relevant only for major corporations with the space and budget to support large-scale commercial solar power projects, the significant decline in the cost of materials and installation have brought solar within reach for even small businesses. In fact, a recent study found that almost half of businesses are working to increase the amount of electricity they get from renewable sources.
Save Money and Energy With Commercial Solar Power
Even a small solar power deployment can make a huge difference, offsetting the amount of carbon emissions resulting from powering more than a dozen homes for one year. Still, the business benefits are far more than environmental. Take a look at some of the advantages businesses like yours are experiencing from their solar projects.
The “average commercial property owner paid $1,950/mo for electricity before going solar. After installation, that was reduced to approximately $500 – a 75% reduction.” (1)
Solar power offers more than just cost savings and environmental impact – 81% of businesses see solar as a way to reduce risk and increase resilience. (2)
70% of businesses state they have customers that expect them to rely on renewables to meet some of their energy needs.
80% of businesses believe that being environmentally responsible is important to their image.
80% of businesses promote their green strategy in their communications with customers. (2)
Businesses are finding that using solar power as a part of a larger energy management plan is important to attracting and retaining talent. (2)
How Does Solar Work?
Once considered relevant only for major corporations with the space and budget to support solar projects, the significant decline in the cost of materials and installation have brought solar within reach of even small businesses.
As solar power has grown in popularity, businesses have also realized many previously held solar myths just aren’t true. (Solar panels do still work in the middle of Midwest winters!)
Learn more about the benefits of solar power, keep reading!