As solar panels have forged their way further into the mainstream, more and more buildings are installing them as a power source; both domestic and commercial.
If you own a commercial property, you may be thinking “should I install solar panels on my commercial roof?” The short answer is yes. But we’re going to take you through exactly why it could be a good idea for you and your commercial property to move towards the light!
What Are Solar Panels?
Solar panels are panels or grids that are designed to absorb sunlight, using the energy to generate power. They are affixed to the top of roofs to ensure maximum exposure to the sun’s rays. The energy can be used for electricity and can be used for a range of things such as powering lights and machinery, and for heating purposes.
What Are The Benefits Of Solar Panels For Businesses?
Reduction on energy bills: solar panels are an extremely cost-effective source of energy and you will see a reduction in your energy bills. That’s because sunlight is a free energy source! Even if you are not fully reliant on solar panels, being partially powered by the sun will make your energy bills cheaper.
Feed-in Tariff Programme: the great thing about solar panels is that if you’re creating more energy than you’re using, you can sell it back to the government via the Feed-in Tariff. This means you’ll be generating extra income for your business.
Hassle-free installation: many businesses are put off by the idea of solar panels because they think the installation process will be lengthy and disruptive to the running of their business. But in reality, installation is pretty simple. They can be fitted on most roofs without any trouble and can be providing energy the very next day!
Low-maintenance: once your panels are installed, they require very little maintenance. It’s recommended that you check them every now and again to ensure no damage has occurred and give them a wipe to free them of any dust or dirt that has accumulated. Although, rain usually takes care of this problem for you.
Eco-friendly: solar energy is a clean energy source which means it does no damage to the environment because it produces no carbon monoxide. We’re at a point now where society is ever more conscious of protecting the environment and by reducing your carbon footprint, by using less traditional forms of energy, your business will be doing its part to save the environment and will get a positive reputation in return.
Is My Commercial Roof Compatible With Solar Panels?
Solar panels are compatible with a variety of different roof types but are more compatible with some than others. To find out whether your commercial roof is the right fit for solar panels, contact us at Roofing Consultants. As commercial roofing contractors, we can advise you on the best course of action when it comes to commercial solar panels.