Top 5 Reasons Going Solar at Your Business Makes Sense


5. Support Sustainable Energy 
Making the switch to clean solar is supporting one of the four types of renewable energy.  We’re not running out of the sun, anytime soon!  We don’t have to ship, transport or source solar from other countries. Consider this from the Department of Energy’s article The Top 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Solar Energy. “Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource on earth – 173,000 terawatts of solar energy strikes the Earth continuously. That’s more than 10,000 times the world’s total energy use.”

4. Stand Out as An Innovator
You keep your products and services up-to-date to remain competitive.  What about your facility? What business wants to be seen as a laggard?  Smart choices set businesses apart.  Peter Drucker, author and management consultant says this about innovation, “Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.”  Here are two quotes from Forbes Magazine Article Innovation, It’s Not the Idea, It’s What You Do With It. “Innovation is enabled by and depends upon the connection of strategy, process, structure, and capability. Execution is the multiplier of innovation — meaning that an organization that can execute well on a few good innovations is more powerful than one that has lots of great ideas with no way to execute.”

3. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Making a choice that is good for you, good for others and good for future generations.  According to the American Lung Association’s State of Clean Air Report 2014, “More than 147.6 million people—47 percent of the nation—live where pollution levels are too often dangerous to breathe, an increase from last year’s report”.

2. Lower Your Operational Expenses
You pay careful attention to your operational costs.  You buy energy efficient products.  You ask your staff to turn lights off in unused rooms.  The overhead lights aren’t energy hogging T12’s. Air conditioning isn’t icebox cold when the business is closed overnight.  What more can you do?  Trim more fat!  Cut that energy bill.  Keep more of your profit in your business.

1. Secure Your Energy Costs for Years to Come
Although the cost of energy is anticipated to rise, you can keep a handle on yours.  Business owner Chris Cantolino of VizCO and SimGar chose solar for his two businesses and residences, citing that “if you create all your energy with solar, then you’re lowering your operational costs, and it just makes good business sense.”