If you are looking for ways to reduce your carbon emissions, reduce your energy costs and gain energy independence you may be contemplating renewable energy solutions for your business. Many rooftops are perfectly suited to installing Solar panels, here are 5 signs that yours may also be suitable:
1) Your business has available space
As a rule of thumb, just one square foot of space has the potential to produce about 15 watts of energy. So basically, if you have large, free, and unused areas (be it the roofing of your business or the surrounding land) these could be the perfect spaces for installing solar panels.
2) Your locations get a lot of sunlight
On top of having available space, it’s also important that these areas get a lot of sunlight. Ideally, these should be south-facing in the northern hemisphere, as this orientation will give the optimum and most direct amount of sunlight. You can of course still look to invest in solar panels if the areas you’ve earmarked aren’t south-facing, but you should check they’re not overlooked or in shadow from other structures, buildings, or wildlife.
3) You run an energy-intensive business
If your business operations are on a larger scale, particularly in areas like tech and manufacturing, the chances are your current energy consumption and energy costs are quite high. Solar panels can be a fantastic means of bringing such expenses down.
4) You’d benefit from solar security with your energy
If you’re operating in a sector that heavily relies on electricity and where even the smallest downtime due to power cuts could be catastrophic, solar energy can help provide energy security, as well as the added peace of mind your business won’t grind to a halt.
5) You want to improve your CSR
Last but not least, a sure sign that solar panels could be right for your business is if you want to improve your Corporate Social Responsibility. Having solar panels is an incredibly effective means of showing your business is making a concerted effort to help fight climate change and is being mindful of its energy use.
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