There’s no doubt about it, solar panels are a strong investment for businesses wanting to save money on rising energy costs while doing their part for the environment. As industries continue to seek eco-friendly alternatives to fossil fuels, solar power has emerged as a proven, reliable primary or secondary energy source. How can solar power help your business?
Reduced Energy Costs
Electricity costs can be notoriously difficult to predict as consumer demand to power buildings and machinery continues to rise. A sharp increase in energy costs from local providers can have a major impact on your business’s bottom line. Solar panels help reduce energy costs by generating electricity from a free and readily available source — the sun. Solar panels are easy to install and require little maintenance, saving your business time and money.
Solar panels promote sustainability and help produce clean energy, decreasing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions for businesses that would have otherwise come from traditional energy sources like fossil-fuels.
As governments continue to move in the direction of clean energy, many states offer tax rebates to early adopters of renewable energy sources like solar panels. Along with tax incentives, solar electricity storage allows businesses the opportunity to sell excess electricity back to the local utility company, providing a revenue stream to offset the system cost.
Increased Property Value
Solar panels increase property value by appealing to more buyers with eco-friendly and self-sustaining benefits.
In today’s increasingly conscious marketplace, going green can give businesses an edge. A commitment to sustainability can help increase consumer loyalty and promotion, as well as potentially lead to new business partnerships and opportunities.
What to consider before going solar:
- Size: The size of your property will determine the size of the system you need. Small to medium sized properties may only need a few solar panels while a large-scale manufacturing building can support the installation of many more panels.
- Location: Does your building receive enough sunlight exposure to ensure the solar panel installation is worth the investment?
- Cost: The up-front cost of solar panel installation can scare away businesses, but financing options, tax incentives, and long-term savings can offset the initial price tag.
Switching to renewable energy through solar panels can be a cost-effective and beneficial business move. At Dialectic, our mechanical and electrical engineers are experienced in design, development and testing to get your business solar powered, fast.
Success Story: The Capital Grille
JKRP Architects called on Dialectic to solve a plethora of unique challenges as The Capital Grille moved to a new location in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza district. The 100-year old building previously housed a retail location, requiring significant renovations. The new design featured two kitchens on different levels of the building, bringing another level of complexity to the project. Consistent communication led to proactive planning and quick resolutions to deliver a world-class customer experience.
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