10 Solar Energy Myths and Urban Legends
It seems that wherever there is information, there’s always plenty of misinformation. Solar energy, the solution that is being hailed as our key to the reduction of emissions, is no different. Myths and urban legends abound, and it can be difficult to know who one should believe. We uncover the top ten solar energy myths […]
Solar power energy for business: The Benefits
With US moves to reduce emissions featuring in the news, many businesses are examining solar power energy as a means of generating their own ‘clean’ electricity. But is the environment the only beneficiary? Let’s examine the potential benefits of solar power energy for businesses. Lower operating costs Energy from the grid isn’t getting any cheaper, and businesses are often large energy consumers. Even if you are just running an office, the energy you use for heating, cooling and to run your office equipment represents a significant expense. If you can reduce, or even eliminate this drain on your resources, you could enhance your profits significantly. A solar power energy consultant will be able to give you the exact figures you will need in order to assess the potential reduction in operating costs that solar power energy can offer your business. Rapid return on investment While it is true that setting up your solar power energy system has its cost implications, government incentives and the reduced cost of solar installations thanks to technological advances will allow you to see a rapid return on your investment. Incentives range from tax breaks to the assurance that your property tax will not increase despite the fact that a solar power energy system increases its value. Just how quickly your solar power energy begins to pay for itself depends on your circumstances, but once again, an expert consultant can provide you with a relatively accurate estimate that can guide your decision-making. Low maintenance requirements An array of solar panels doesn’t require much maintenance, and solar panels are built to last with some brands offering lengthy warranty periods. A typical solar power energy system has a lifetime of 25 to 40 years, and even if you’re planning to retire before that, it will enhance the value of your business premises. If you choose to store energy using batteries, your maintenance requirements will be somewhat greater, but since you can literally ‘turn back’ your meter with surplus power fed to the grid, many businesses don’t regard battery storage as being a necessity. A marketing advantage With awareness of environmental issues at an all-time high, consumers are willing to pay more for anything with an ‘eco’ label. By publicising your business as being driven by solar power energy, you will enhance your reputation as a caring and ethical company, enhancing your image both locally and to your overseas clients and partners. Small wonder that top companies are increasingly turning to solar energy. The bottom line Your solar power energy installation is an investment in the future, but it will also start saving you money within a short space of time. Volatile utility costs and an uncertain future in the energy market will no longer be issues that could directly impact on your business, plus, your contribution to sustainability will enhance your Corporate Social Responsibility profile and reputation. The earlier you take advantage of the benefits of solar power energy, the greater their positive impact will be, so investigating this option should be a priority for forward-looking businesses throughout the United States. Would you like to know if Solar Panels are the right investment for your home or business? Let us create a free, fully customized proposal for you. Within our proposal, we will provide you all of the information you need to make an informed decision! Call us at 1855-60-1SOLAR (601-7652) or visit our site at www.1SolarSolution.com
New battery technology makes storage of solar power energy a viable option
Solar power energy storage has been problematic in the past. Recent alternatives such as the Tesla Battery are more efficient, but the primary barrier to widespread application has been the high cost of the batteries. Flow batteries looked as if they might be a more cost-effective alternative, but the need for highly toxic chemicals ruled […]
Hilary Clinton’s Renewable Energy Plans
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seems set to become one of the world’s most ardent advocates for renewable energy, particularly solar power. A video posted to her campaign website calls for a new approach to energy. “You don’t have to be a scientist to take on this urgent issue that threatens us all??? says Clinton. Underlining […]
Solar Power Pays for itself – and saves you money
Solar power is gaining momentum in the US – so much so that the EPA has revised its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. It’s small wonder that the move towards solar power for homes and industries is taking the US by storm. After all, we all appreciate any move that offers us direct economic […]
Do I need an array of batteries for my solar energy setup to work?
Although solar technology battery storage has improved. It is still a cumbersome business. There have been innovations such as the ‘Powerwall’ Tesla battery, but although these batteries are now available, they’re hardly affordable for the majority of consumers. Setting up batteries to store solar energy isn’t really necessary, a grid tie inverter will send […]
We need 4.6 planets to sustain our way of life: what you can do!
The American lifestyle is envied by many, but if everyone in the world shared in our way of life, we’d need the resources of 4.6 planets to support the world’s population according to Global Footprint Network. Obviously this is a theoretical construct, but we have plenty of real environmental problems at the moment. CBS news […]
Obama says solar energy is what the US economy needs
Speaking at Hill air force base, President Obama declared the US government’s intention to exploit the opportunities inherent in the growing US solar energy sector to create job opportunities for transitioning military personnel. Solar energy can energies the economy With 30% of the US job market consisting of US military veterans and their spouses, Obama […]