Should your business go solar? While to some, solar may seem like the wave of the future, others may be afraid it is a passing fad or a waste of money. Others may think solar is more appropriate for a residence, rather than a company. The truth is that there are many benefits of solar power for businesses and those benefits are only growing. Here are five great reasons to use solar energy for business.
- Environmental Responsibility
Today’s generation is more focused on protecting the environment than ever before, and with good reason. Issues of climate change, deforestation, pollution and other environmental issues dominate the news. When potential partners and customers see that you are a solar business, they know you are aware of the effect industry has on the environment and are taking steps to mitigate your own footprint, which can be very good for your image.
- Looking Modern
Today's solar panels are not clunky metal squares awkwardly adhered to your roof. Modern solar arrays are streamlined, sophisticated and can actually make your physical property look much more state-of-the-art and updated.
- Saving Money
You probably understand that solar panels can save you on electricity costs, but you may not understand just how much it can save you. If you have a net metering contract with your power company, that means you take as much energy as you can or need from the sun. You get the rest from the power grid.
However, if you’re getting more energy than you need, you feed it into the power grid for credits, which can come in handy at times of heavy electricity use for your business, especially as electricity prices rise. In addition to all of this, your state may offer tax credits or other incentives for adding a solar array to your business.
- Higher Property Values
While you may not be looking to sell your physical business property anytime soon, studies show that adding a quality solar array can noticeably raise your property values, earning you a better price if you do decide to sell for a relocation or expansion.
- Low Commitment
Solar panels are very easy to install on your business roof, and you can install as many or as few as you need to. You can start by adding a small array to a small section of the roof, and if you like the results and want to try to do more, expand to more solar panels. It’s entirely in your hands.
Contact Intellicom, Inc. for More Useful Solar Information
Intellicom, Inc., famous for its security and telecommunication solutions, also provides solar technology solutions for businesses in the Durham, North Carolina area. We have the experience and technical expertise to help you design and implement the ideal solar energy solution for your business.
For more information on enhancing your North Carolina business with the benefits of solar energy, contact us today.