The sun is the source of energy for all things on Earth — so why aren’t you using it to power your business? While much can be said about the advantages of relying on commercial solar panels, solar power still has a long way to go before it picks up its pace to run with the other big power players.
But we believe that there is no need to wait — with access to the right materials, your business can start working on a plan to be powered by solar power. Here are 10 reasons why you should do exactly that:
10 Whys Companies Should Go Solar
1. It’s Environmentally Friendly
It’s no secret to anybody that the resources that we enjoy on our planet are not going to be around forever. This is especially true for non-renewable fossil fuels, which are being depleted at an alarming rate thanks to our modern lifestyles.
As a company, you have the power to make a positive impact on the world and environment around you, and this means making decisions that place less of a burden on our planet. Solar panels are one of the “cleanest” energy sources, thanks to the fact that they do not produce emissions, they do not produce fossil fuels, and they do not produce any greenhouse gases. Now that’s something to feel good about!
2. Enjoy Tax Incentives
Because solar panels are an important part of reducing a country’s carbon footprint, it makes sense that there would be financial incentives put in place in the form of tax benefits. In British Columbia, for example, solar panel users may be eligible for PST exemptions on materials related to solar energy. A business that relies on solar panels may also be eligible for the Government of Canada’s Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for Renewable Energy.
3. Reliable Energy Form
Solar power is an incredibly reliable form of energy, often requiring no maintenance at all on behalf of its users. It is this durability that allows most solar panels to come with at least a 25-year warranty.
4. Cut Overhead Costs
No matter the nature of your business, there are no doubt a number of associated overhead costs. Aside from things like lease costs and operational supplies, it may even be possible that utilities and energy top the list of your business’s expenses.
If this is indeed the case, you can cut back on costs by relying on solar panels to supply your company’s energy. For many businesses, simply switching to solar can help cut back on their electrical costs by up to 75%.
5. Become More Self-Sufficient
If you decide to use solar panels, you will have the choice of either disconnecting from the commercial grid completely or just cutting back on your reliance on it. Cutting back from the commercial grid is not only a great way to become more self-sustainable, but it also makes it easier for companies to budget since they are no longer susceptible to utility price hikes.
6. Increase Property Value
In both residential and commercial properties, the addition of solar panels can go a long way in increasing property values as the buyer gets the benefit of solar panels without having to go through the process of installing them.
7. It’s a Viable Investment
Although there are startup costs associated with solar panels, solar panels are also an investment. For one thing, it only takes a few years to recoup the cost of solar panels for most businesses who enjoy lower energy bills.
8. Attract Customers
Many people prefer to speak with their wallets, which means that they may be more likely to support a business that has done its part to instate environmentally-friendly practices.
9. Better Employee Morale
Companies that care about the world around them will likely care about their employees, too. Relying on renewable energy sources is a great way to attract budding talent to your business.
10. Support the Local Economy
By choosing to rely on solar panels, you are directly supporting local businesses in your area. Your support means that more people can be and stay employed!
If you’re ready to do your part for the planet — and your wallet — Rikur Energy is here to provide services to you. We proudly serve the Metro Vancouver Area with both residential and commercial solar panels and systems. Contact us for a free quote today!
Brad is proud to be of First Nation’s descent with ancestry traced back to the Manitoba Red River Band. With over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Brad offers an extensive background of project procurement in industries from agriculture, electrical distribution to commercial construction. Brad is a NABCEP certified professional with a thirst for ongoing education in the renewable field.