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The top 5 reasons for going solar

From electricity savings to improving sustainability goals, there are countless reasons to go solar.

When we asked our customers why they chose to lead the charge in sustainability with their businesses in their community by installing solar at their facilities, certain patterns emerged. Below are 5 of the most popular motives we’ve received.

1. Save money on electricity costs

Regardless of how you decide to fund your solar installation, you could enjoy instant bill savings – which help your bottom line. And you will continue to save over the lifetime of your system. In fact, your monthly savings are very likely to grow larger with time. As utility rates increase, your solar panels protect you from unpredictable energy prices and supplies. 

2. Boost sustainability efforts

Solar helps improve your sustainability goals because you are generating your own power onsite as opposed to pulling electricity from the utility grid. Generating your own power using a 100% renewable resource is not only the right thing to do financially, but socially as well. With solar installed at your facility, you can reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment. This is because solar photovoltaic (PV) technology doesn’t emit C02 and other harmful greenhouse gases – it is a natural and sustainable resource.

3. Better forecast energy spend

By going solar, you lock in a predictable energy rate for the lifetime of your system. The sun is efficient and reliable – it rises every day and delivers a consistent source of power, even on cloudy or rainy days. By running your business on an efficient source of energy at a predictable rate, you can better forecast your energy spend and operating expenses.

4. Resilience with solar energy storage

Many of our customers have combined solar with storage. Combining solar with storage results in an integrated solution that helps reduce spend for both energy (kWh used) and demand (kW usage). This adds even more flexibility by reducing spend during expensive peak hours – further reducing reliance on the utility grid and reducing peak demand charges. You also benefit from more predictable pricing.

5. Monetise unused space or land

Going solar has allowed our customers to transform unused space like their rooftops or empty land into a source of onsite power generation using clean energy from the sun, lowering their operating expenses so they can reinvest their energy savings into other parts of their businesses.

Solar panels can be mounted to available solar-optimal roof space at your facility or mounted in the ground either onsite or at another location. A detailed analysis of your site viability measures the available solar resource at your facility to produce a system design that maximises both your available space for solar and energy production based on your site’s available sunlight.

Looking for more reasons to go solar?

In an article of this length, it isn’t possible to cover every single reason to go solar. While we’ve selected the five most popular reasons to include in this article, our customers have shared a wide variety of motives with our team.

If you’re looking for additional reasons to go solar today, contact us for a no-cost solar evaluation. Our expert team of solar professionals is more than happy to discuss the countless advantages of this clean, affordable, and sustainable technology for your business.