As the price of electricity continues to rise, more and more businesses are considering ways to cut their power bills.
In addition to using energy efficient lighting, heating and appliances, some businesses are choosing to turn to solar power.
Benefits of Solar Panel Installation
The most obvious benefit of solar panel installation is lower electricity bills. Depending on your available sunlight, your electricity setup and the number and size of the solar panels you install, this can represent a significant saving. And if power price hikes continue, your return on investment will only improve.
In addition to this, installing solar panels on your commercial building can benefit your customer relations and perceptions. As people become increasingly committed to sustainability and clean energy, running a business in a building that generates some or all of its power through renewable sources can be a selling point that sets you apart from your competitors.
Depending on your setup, solar panel installation may also ensure that your commercial building remains functional during blackouts or other energy crises, ensuring business continuity and all the associated savings this entails.
The main challenge with solar panel installation is the initial outlay it requires. Installation and parts can both be expensive, meaning a return on investment may be a long time coming.
Like any fixture, solar panels also require some maintenance. However, if you’re already spending money on maintaining your roof and gutters (and you should be), this cost is likely to remain fairly similar, or change almost imperceptibly.
The decision to install solar panels on your commercial building will be affected by a number of factors, including the ones discussed above.
Whatever you decide, contact Premis Solutions today to discuss how we can help you with your next commercial building fitout or refurbishment.