19th July 2017
Solar technology is becoming extremely popular with businesses around the world. Instead of using raw materials like coal and oil, solar energy harvests power from a natural resource. This makes it an environmentally-friendly option.
If you aren’t sure whether it’s right for your business, here are some things to consider.
One of the main benefits of solar technology is that it is a type of renewable energy. We have an unlimited supply of solar energy which means that as long as we have sun, it will never run out. Coal and gas aren’t types of natural energy and can be extremely damaging to the environment. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, solar power is something to think about.
Another great thing about solar technology is that it needs very little maintenance. These types of systems don’t have engines or moving parts therefore, they are unlikely to breakdown. Solar panels can get a little dirty, they are outside after all, so you may need to clean them occasionally but this shouldn’t take up too much time. Most products come with at least a 10-year warranty, which means if there are any problems they should be resolved quickly.
Because you will be creating your own power, you are guaranteed to cut the cost of your bills. How much you save will depend on your usage, as well as the size and capacity of the solar system. Another plus point is that you will probably produce more energy than you need, which can then be sold back to grid making you more money.
Although it may seem initially costly, costs are falling fast and are now around half what they were even a few years ago in some installations, once you have paid for the installation you will then start to save money. It will take at least 3-7 years before you to see a return on investment but if you are patient, you will certainly see the financial benefits in the future. You should think of solar power as a long-term investment for your business, rather than an outright cost!
If you decide that solar energy is the right choice, Kimpton can install solar collectors at your business premises. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your project, our team would be more than happy to help. Please call 0151 343 1963 or fill out the contact form on our website.«Back to Blog
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