Recently, there has been a movement for not only individuals, but also for companies to start clean energy initiatives. While it’s important for individuals to partake in not only discussion about clean energy but also the action of installing clean energy projects, companies and businesses have a major role in making the push. It gets people talking about it and sets a model for how others can start doing it.
The most popular option has been solar power. With installing solar panels comes other equipment, such as that needed for solar mounting, but you can save a bundle by starting now.There’s a good base already set: in a three year span (2008-2011), the installed capacity that solar photovoltaic power has grew by 147.3%. Additionally, the one millionth installation by the solar industry will most likely be completed in 2015. So let’s talk about getting your business involved.
Why You Should Invest in Solar Energy
Solar energy saves resources. If a solar panel generates one kilowatt of power, it simultaneously saves the mining of up to 150 pounds of coal, the emission of 300 pounds of carbon dioxide, and the consumption of 105 gallons of water. You also won’t need to worry about the fluctuating prices of fossil fuels–the sun is a constant and will never run out. It also doesn’t cost anything past installation to harness.
As previously mentioned, your company won’t be subject to constant hikes in price as fossil fuels dwindle and the resource becomes more scarce. With so much push in recent years, states have begun to implement incentives for installing clean energy measures. The federal government has also followed suit.
Solar energy is a pretty low impact form of clean energy. It doesn’t take up too much space and doesn’t require a whole lot of maintenance. PV solar panels, for example, can last up 30-40 years.
Parts You’ll Need
A huge aspect of installing solar energy panels and that many people don’t consider are the solar mounting systems. You need good solar mounting devices in order to reach the best angle for the sun. The more sunlight you can absorb, the more energy you can harness to power your needs. The solar panel systems have come a long way in recent years as the industry adapts to the ever-changing need of the public. No matter what kind of roof you have, there’s sure to be a type of solar mount that will work for you. Some companies can refer you to installers they work with to ensure a quality experience and others may provide a field technician to oversee the process. See which company seems most reputable to you before signing on.
All in all, it’s time to start looking ahead at our future. Fossil fuels won’t be around forever and you’ll want to keep your business on top by investing now in measures that will keep your company running well into the next century. Clean energy will most likely play a huge role in businesses in the next fifty years. Be on the cutting edge.