5 Big Ways Solar Power Can Benefit Your Business
Make hay while the sun is shining. You can even make hay with the sunshine.
As a business owner, you are always searching for new ways to make money. You’ve heard about solar power, and how it can reduce your carbon footprint. Solar power makes great environmental sense.
But you haven’t heard this: solar power makes smart business sense as well. Here are five big ways that solar power can benefit your business.
1. Reduced Maintenance Costs
Solar panels cost less to maintain than other sources of energy. Electric generators and power lines wear out often. But solar panels have a 25-year warranty.
Most solar power systems last up to 40 years, and you don’t need to maintain them often. Manufacturers need to certify their systems, showing they can withstand extreme weather conditions, including high winds and hail.
2. Return on Investment
Solar panels make money back quickly. There are several ways that solar panels make returns on your investment.
Their operating costs are low. A solar panel gets you 40 years of energy but at a fraction of what you are paying for electricity. Your power bills will go down, and you will offset the installation costs within a few years.
You can claim tax credits after installing panels. If you install them before the end of 2020, you can claim 26 percent of the installation cost as a tax expense. This can save you thousands of dollars.
3. Solar Power Stability
A self-contained solar power system reduces your dependency on power companies. If an outage occurs, you can still have power through your solar panels. Your panels can even give energy back to the grid, helping reduce an outage.
In the rare event that your panels fail, you can still have power. Many systems come with batteries, storing power for when the system is not working.
4. Green Branding
Everyone knows that having solar panels reduces your carbon footprint. Everyone wants to buy from environmentally friendly companies. Buying solar panels is a subtle way to promote your brand.
Install your panels where customers and neighboring businesses can see them. They will associate your business with environmental friendliness.
You can put on packages that your products are solar made. You can even take photographs of your panels and put them on social media.
5. Local Business
Installing solar panels is a great way to give back to your community. Hire a local solar panel installer. When you install solar panels, you lead by example.
Have a conversation with your associates about your panels. Give them the business card of the company you hired. This will increase their sales, and this will make you seem connected to your community, bolstering your brand.
Live a Green Life
Empower your business with solar power. The benefits of solar power go far beyond just being friendly to the environment.
Solar panels cost less to maintain, and they create a quick return on investment. They provide you power when the local system is not working. They help develop your brand, associating you with environmental friendliness and local businesses.
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