Business owners that are looking for an energy efficient way to power and warm their property should consider utilising commercial solar systems. Solar technology has advanced tremendously in recent years and now it is feasible and affordable to rely on solar power. There is a host of things to consider before pulling the plug on fossil fuels which will be discussed.
Pros Associated with Solar Power
Once the system has been installed there is very little maintenance aside from perhaps washing the dust off the panels from time to time. Quality panels can easily last anywhere from 25-30 years so a property owner will have peace of mind knowing they are going to have consistent energy for a quarter of a century, imagine how much money they would be saving especially with the cost of electricity on the rise!
A common concern that people have is “how do I get power when the sun goes down?” which is a legitimate concern. Thanks to advances in battery technology the excess electricity that is not used during the day can be stored in batteries for later use, or sold back (through the grid) to the power company so there will never be a situation where “there is no power”.
Cost Savings Linked to Solar Power
The majority of the electricity in Australia is still produced by the burning of fossil fuels. This was a cheap form of energy however the environmental costs are taking a serious toll on the health of the planet. When a solar system is installed, the property owner is no longer at the mercy of the power company that can increase rates overtime.
By having a consistent supply of solar power the property owner is doing their bit to help the environment and at the same time control their costs. The average cost per Kw/h with solar is considerably lower over the long term when compared to the cost to generate a Kw/h with fossil fuel. So long as the sun continues to shine, there will be an abundant supply of power and heat.
Finding the Right Solar System Provider
This step will take a fair amount of research on the side of the consumer. With the various commercial solar systems to choose from, the average business owner will understandably be unsure what is best for their needs and budget. An effective way to address this issue is by seeking out a local solar system firm that has a well-established track record. The last thing a person wants to do is invest time and money into a solar system only to realize the firm that installed it has gone out of business!
Along with finding a reputable firm to handle the installation, there are government programs that will help offset the initial cost of installing the commercial solar system. These rebates can be substantial for larger systems so it is something that should be investigated.