No matter what kind of company you have, you definitely use a lot of electricity. If you create a product in a factory, then the machines in the factory must consume a lot of power. If you are more into the service industry, still your office needs to power the computers and lights. Electricity can be very expensive and most people have just accepted it as a constant expenditure, but what if you could considerably reduce the cost of the electricity you use? It is possible by switching to solar electricity.
Solar energy will bring numerous benefits to your business, following are some reasons to switch your company to solar energy:
The best part about using solar energy at your company is that it makes for great advertisements. If you don’t understand what solar energy has to do with marketing then picture this: you own a shopping mall and have installed integrated solar street lights across the parking lot and the road leading to your property.
The lights are luminous (obviously), they attract the eye of every passerby. Seeing solar lights will make them think about how considerate you are about the environment and instill good faith regarding your business in their heart. If you want to go one step further you can have your logo or your products advertised on the light poles to make use of the time customers will spend looking at the bright lights.
As a business owner, your goal is to make sure you are not wasting money where it can easily be avoided. Switching to solar energy is a great way to save money. There is a misconception that the initial cost of installing solar panels is too much, but an in-depth analysis shows that overall solar energy is far more cost-effective.
The reliance on fossil fuels and non-renewable energy sources can come back to bite your brand. The supply of hydroelectricity depends on a lot of factors like your electricity provider, the cables that carry the electricity, the transformers along the way, etc. As a responsible company, it does not make sense to hand over the power for your operations to such an unreliable source.
For example, if you are a software house working on a very important project and a transformer blows up cutting the power supply, you will not be able to finish the project in time. If you were using your own electricity from your solar panels, you would not have to deal with this problem.
Spend Less On Maintenance
The existing electricity supply system utilizes a complex and widespread grid of wires that carry the electricity. For the system to work effectively every point of it needs to be maintained properly. Such maintenance can end up costing a lot for your company. But if you switch to solar lights and solar panels then you would spend significantly less on the maintenance. While it is true that solar panels also need servicing from time to time, the expense pales in comparison to taking care of thousands of copper electric wires.
Good For Reputation
Going green and using sustainable energy sources will benefit your company’s reputation in two ways. One, you will be known as that company that is empathic to the effects of non-renewable energy sources on mother nature. This benefit can give you a serious edge in a competitive market where hundreds of companies are making the same kind of product. Two, you will not depend on conventional electricity and have a more reliable power source that will allow you to come through in situations where others will fail, making your investors trust you more.
Attract Environmentally Conscious Customers
With activists like Greta Thunberg doing a great job of informing the general public about global warming, a wide market of environmentally conscious people has come into being. Moreover, this market is full of wealthy people, so in order to attract them to whatever you are selling, you need to show them you care about the planet just as much as they do. And what better way to do that than to use sustainable solar energy.
Solar energy is great for the environment and it can be great for your business too. It will make you more dependable and save you a lot of money. If your company does not use solar power, consider making the switch as it will be very beneficial. Making a 100% switch can be unrealistic at times so you can start by installing a few solar panels and powering just one department or floor of your offices. Take your time to completely let go of non-renewable energy sources and do your part in saving the world.