solar panels

Solgen Energy Group commercial solar panels can be a great investment for any business that wants to reduce its energy costs. However, commercial solar panels can be quite a hefty investment and naturally you would want to know as much as you can about them before taking the dive.


What are commercial solar panels exactly?

Commercial solar panels work by harnessing the free and abundant energy of our sun and converts it into electricity. While the earth, animals and people have benefit from the sun’s rays of millions of years, we can now harness it directly to power our modern society in a way that doesn’t pollute the atmosphere with carbon.

Normal electricity is generated by coal-powered power plants that burn coal in order to generate steam which turns turbines generating the electricity. With renewables this process is not necessary.

Energy from the sun has been used by homes all around the world to power everyday appliances. Increasingly, commercial solar panels are being adopted by businesses who want to take all or part of the energy mix to renewables.


The benefits

Commercial solar panels allow a business to lessen the amount of electricity they need to purchase from traditional sources since they will now be able to generate a portion of their electricity in-house. Because this kind of renewable solution is easy to install and maintain, it does not pose many significant costs other than the initial investment.

While a limitation of this solution is the fact they obviously only generate power during the day – they can be installed with battery systems that allow surplus energy to be stored. This means that you can get the maximum possible use out of your renewable energy solution.

A bonus is that you can also sell surplus energy back to the power companies you were once more heavily dependent on. This is normally done in the form of credits that you earn when sending power back towards the grid.

Another benefit of this solution is that it can be used in pretty much any context since the sun is everywhere. Even in cold and cloudy regions you can use this technology to great effect.

While the sun is the most abundant source of energy available to humans, it is also the least accessible. The amount of energy the sun gives off everyday could power everything on earth for a year, but we can only harness a small percentage of this energy.


The environmental benefit

Of course, a major benefit of commercial solar panels is that they help reduce the demand for coal-fueled electricity. This means that there will be more pressure on power companies to source renewable energy and less pressure on them to burn coal.

The fact that your company is now using renewable energy can be leverage in your marketing material and displayed on your website. When people compare your business with others, they will be more likely to call you if environmental sustainability is something they really care about.

If you are a b2b firm, then other businesses will enjoy the benefit of telling others that they are doing business with you. This creates a community of businesses that are working towards environmental sustainability together.

The general public expects modern businesses to use renewables in some form or another, so failing to invest in commercial solar panels once you reach a certain size can negatively impact your public relations.