You’ve heard about solar power’s benefits, but can a solar energy system really improve your business? Yes, it can. Let’s go over the different ways that solar and renewable energy solutions can improve your business’s operations and productivity. Then you can determine whether solar energy solutions are the right investment for your business.
Busting Common Solar Power Myths
When you begin learning about solar power and your potential solar energy options, you may encounter some common myths about this type of renewable energy. Some of these myths include:
- Solar power is too expensive. While solar power was expensive for several decades in the late 20th century, the price of solar energy has dropped dramatically in the last two decades. New solar technologies have lowered the price of investing in a solar system. Additionally, you can apply for state and federal tax incentives and credits to help you cover your solar installation costs. These breakthroughs have made solar power much more affordable than ever before.
- Solar power systems don’t work at night or on cloudy days. It’s true that solar panel systems don’t generate electricity during the night or when the sun isn’t shining. However, you can still use solar power during those time periods. Solar panel systems are now most often paired with solar energy storage systems that save a certain percentage of energy that the panels generate. The storage system then uses that saved energy to power your building or facility when the panels aren’t generating energy.
- Solar panels require extensive maintenance. This is completely untrue. Once your solar developer installs your panel system, the system itself doesn’t require a lot of physical maintenance. Also, your solar developer can perform the maintenance for you, so you don’t have to worry about it. For instance, at Verogy, we perform solar operations and maintenance (O&M) services for our clients. We monitor their solar systems and immediately fix any problems that arise.
If you run into these myths and wonder, “Does solar power really work?”, know that it works very well. If you partner with an experienced solar installer and developer like Verogy, you can create a feasible solar panel installation for your business.
Examples of Successful Commercial Solar Projects
Now that we’ve stated how affordable and feasible solar panel installations have become in the last few years, let’s look at a few successful solar projects. Here are a few different projects Verogy has completed in different sectors:
- Commercial and Industrial: We recently completed a rooftop installation for Heritage Village in Southbury, Connecticut. This installation includes solar panels on the flat and sloped sections of their roof.
- Municipal, Educational, and Nonprofit: The West Hartford Town Hall wanted a rooftop solar installation to help them get closer to their goal of using 100% renewable energy. Luckily, Verogy developed and performed EPC on their 122.83 kW system. The Town Hall entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) where we own the system and they pay us to use the energy. Their system generated 141,808 kWh in its first year after installation, and it’s still operational today.
These organizations now reap the benefits of their solar installations. We perform O&M services for these installations and all other installations we perform. When you partner with Verogy, you don’t have to manage your solar system alone.
The town of West Hartford saved over $200,000 in energy costs in the first year after we installed their solar energy system.
Harness Solar Power for Your Business With Verogy
Verogy has the resources to build the right solar energy system for your business. We also have the expertise to help you choose the right financial setup for your solar system, such as a PPA or a solar lease. When you partner with us, you’ll receive a renewable energy system that lowers your electricity bills and your carbon footprint. We develop and build your system, and we help you offset the system’s cost through solar incentives. Verogy offers the comprehensive services required to help you design, develop, install, and maintain a commercial solar energy system for your business.