How Solar Power Can Benefit Your Business
Businesses across the UK are waking up to the rewards they can reap from solar power. Solar energy enables organisations to reduce energy bills dramatically, with lower carbon dioxide emissions, simultaneously improving the image they project to customers. It’s a win-win for your business and there’s never been a better time to invest because you can:
- Protect your business from rising energy costs
- Meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals
- Generate clean, green electricity
- Reduce carbon emissions.
Protect your business from rising energy costs
No one feels the pressure of chronically rising energy prices more than UK businesses and commercial building owners. Solar power allows companies to beat the escalating costs of traditional fossil fuel, reducing energy bills and offering a sustainable and environmentally friendly way to power both existing and new buildings.
BELECTRIC UK designs solar power systems around a building’s energy consumption. This will significantly reduce the cost of energy as the building will be using free, clean electricity generated on its roof, not at a power station.
CSR: corporate social responsibility & solar power
The benefits of investing in solar power can be felt in brand differentiation as well as operating costs. Businesses know how important it is and how hard it can be to establish a clear distinction from their competitors. Within a company’s CSR strategy, a solar installation might be that differentiator, or at least part of it. Embracing renewable energy proves to your customers and to local communities that your company is committed to protecting the environment by generating clean electricity.
Commercial solar power can also help to improve your customers’ immediate perception of your business. A solar car park, in the form of canopy mounted solar panels installed above the car park of your premises, can improve the customer experience by providing shelter and protection against the elements, all year round.
Generate clean, green electricity
Solar power provides a cheaper alternative to buying energy from the National Grid or powering large remote sites via diesel generators. Unsurprisingly, more and more companies are installing solar panels on the roofs of commercial buildings.
The good news for business owners in the UK is that, even on cloudy days when the sun is not shining, the lower levels of ambient daylight are still sufficient for solar modules to generate electricity. This is why Germany — a country not renowned for its tropical climate — has the greatest installed solar capacity in the world!
Reduce carbon emissions
Solar power helps to offset carbon dioxide emissions, reducing the carbon footprint of your business. In the long term, solar energy will be one of the most efficient methods of greenhouse gas reduction.
While CO2 reductions are linked to CSR in many people’s minds, it is important to remember that we all have a role to play in reducing the world’s carbon emissions. Prominent leaders from US President Barak Obama to the Pope have recently made statements on the importance of this issue, with the former defining a clear US roadmap to a clean energy economy. As outlined above, businesses can benefit from following their lead.
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