Before going solar for your home or business, a smart first step is to find out the benefits of solar energy, and a few facts and figures that will help you make an informed decision about making your solar power investment. And as nothing brings our nerdy hearts more joy than knowledge, here is some information that you can use to get started in the right direction:
As of 2019, more than 100 of the great Fortune 500 companies have already implemented solar. You may have heard of some of these smart cookies yourself, such as Costco, Kohls, Apple, IKEA, Walmart, Microsoft, and the list goes on and on. The top commercial solar users in the United States actually harness enough solar power to run over 400 thousand homes. With an average household of 3 people per home, that’s over 1.2 million people, which is just about the size of Dallas, Texas.
EnergySage market data reports that the average commercial property owner in the U.S. can reduce overall energy costs by 75% by going solar. According to that same report, the average commercial property owner paid $1,950 in monthly electric bills before going solar – and only paid around $500/month after installing solar energy systems. Even for the feeblest of math savants, that number makes as much cents as it does logic (see what we did there?).
The improvement of technology in the solar field is just one of the major reasons for the rise of its undeniable popularity in the business sector. Just a decade ago in 2009, the average cost of a solar panel installation was around $8.90 per watt, compared to just $3.15/watt today. In addition to the costs of solar installation steadily reducing, the US government provides incentives to increase and encourage the use of solar energy. You don’t need to worry about mastering the details on your own either, because when it comes to being informed on the nitty-gritty of solar power and its world of advantages, N.E.R.D. Power has got you covered.
Bottom line? Not only does going solar give businesses the opportunity to drastically decrease their operational costs in the now, but it also helps lock-in energy costs for years to come. The sun will never start charging you more for its energy, because, well… the sun is about giving life, not draining you of yours. And in return? You’ll be reducing your business’s carbon footprint and saving both your own resources and those of the brilliantly generous planet that makes it all possible.
Ready to get started? Contact the team at Nerd Power today.