Solar panels are a smart investment for your business and can deliver better returns than many long-term investments. Explore the advantages of solar energy today
The rapidly falling cost of solar energy has made solar an increasingly appealing investment for American businesses. Between the second quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012, the average price of a completed commercial PV system fell by nearly 14 percent. The economics of PV have become so attractive that many of the best managed corporations, which are synonymous with low cost and efficiency, are adopting solar energy on a massive scale across the U.S.
Energy can make up a significant portion of a business’s operating costs. Companies are installing solar at record rates because it reduces operation expenses, improves their bottom line, and allows them to focus resources on their core business strategies.
The price of solar energy systems has dropped rapidly over the past 5 years. In some places, it is more cost--effective to deploy solar than buy electricity from the local utility. And no matter where the company is located, solar provides predictably priced electricity for 20 to 30 years. This hedge against utility price volatility is highly valuable to businesses that are focused on managing long--term budgets.
California is quickly becoming the solar capital in the United States with 72,000 systems in the state generating an estimated 724 megawatts of power. Agriculture is embracing solar just as rapidly as other industries and municipalities. Why?
Solar energy systems have low maintenance costs and the fuel is free once the higher initial cost of the system is recovered through subsidies and energy savings. According to the USDA On-Farm Energy Production Survey, solar panels have been the most prominent way to produce on-farm renewable energy.
Agricultural solar systems are more affordable and efficient. Solar powered agricultural pumping power systems can save money, increase self-reliance, reduce pollution, and provide irrigation during daylight hours when farms need it the most. Ranchers can also provide fresh water for livestock with agricultural solar water pumping.
The sun’s rays can be used to generate electricity, warm homes and livestock buildings, and provide water for pen cleaning. Photovoltaic (PV) panels are a highly reliable and low maintenance option for electric fences, lights, and water pumps.
Although electric and fuel prices will always increase, clients using solar power can enjoy the security against all rising energy costs.
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P.O. Box 1437
Ripon, CA 95366
Phone: (209) 609-8506
Fax: (209) 844-7556