For a few years now, renewable energy has very much dominated the spotlight in business thanks to the current economic climate, and growing concerns about the sustainability of fossil fuels. Offering a cost-effective way to keep business operations running smoothly, renewable energy is a long-term investment which allows companies of every size to stay on the greener side of energy consumption.
The power of solar
Mass installations of solar panels are ideal for larger businesses eager to cut back on fossil fuel consumption, reduce carbon and build their CSR profile. Solar PV offers an excellent return on investment with generous government incentives available (FITs) and they offer good long term savings on energy bills for business.
The installation of PV panels on a business establishment sees a real reduction in the amount of fossil fuels needed, and offers a backup should there be any power cuts.
Dulas have installed large arrays of solar PV panels for businesses across the UK, and are aware that renewable energy sources are a long-term investment for any company.
“Ever-rising energy costs,” said a spokesperson for the Wales-based brand, “have a significant impact on business. As this is unlikely to change, the pressures on the commercial sector to contribute to our climate change goals will grow.
“A roof-mounted solar system will help future-proof your business against these threats.”
The ‘Feed-in Tarrif’ scheme allows excess energy to be fed back into the national grid, which means those with solar instalments can see a return on their investments within seven years, depending on the size of the installation.
For rurally located businesses such as farms, there are other options available. One such option is wind power – wind turbines are installed at an optimum location to capture the most wind power.
For rural landowners and businesses located near high head rivers, hydroelectric power energy solutions can generate electricity by harnessing the power behind the water’s movement. This is something which is often employed in more rural areas as the design has to be sensitive to its surroundings and a feasibility study would address any environmental constraints.
You can find out more about saving business energy, and money from investing in solar power and the like, here.