In order to power air conditioners, vehicles, lamps, and televisions, for example, we need to harness energy sources. When exposed to fire, gasoline combusts. Such explosions put out a substantial amount of energy. Automobile manufacturers harness this energy by converting it into mechanical power, which ultimately causes vehicles to move. We can also harness the power of the sun, a practice that’s steadily gaining traction. Check out some of the benefits solar power brings to the table.
Potential Government Subsidies for Utilizing Solar Power
Local and state governments often provide incentives for installing solar power harnessing systems. This means fewer taxes owed and more money in your business’ pocket.
The Sun Isn’t Burning Out Anytime Soon
Investments in equipment and technology used to harness heat and light from the sun are here to stay forever. The sun will shine as long as humans live on the planet. As such, investments in solar power are sound because they’ll remain intact over the long run.
Reduces Reliance on the Power Grid
Although power grids are quite reliable, they sometimes fail. In the event of a natural disaster, your business could remain up and running while other businesses couldn’t operate due to a lack of power.
Solar Equipment Increases the Value of Buildings
The average home needs a system to harness solar power to the tune of five kilowatts. At the cost of between $3 and $5 per watt, the total cost of a residential solar energy harnessing system is roughly between $15,000 and $25,000. The cost of a commercial-capacity system is much more. Even in places like Buhl, Idaho, where the sun doesn’t shine as much as it does in Los Angeles or Miami, commercial buildings outfitted with solar equipment benefit from substantial boosts in value.
Understanding how heat and light energy is harnessed from the sun is difficult. This is even truer when it comes to the function of solar panels. At Gietzen Solar, we have a full-fledged team of commercial solar repair gurus who can keep your commercial solar power harnessing system in check. Call us today to learn more.