Why Solar Panel?
The uptake of commercial solar panels has seen a steady rise in recent years here in the USA, and with good reason. By their nature, most businesses are active primarily during the day, when solar panels will produce the most energy. This is amongst the most pivotal reasons that they can save your business so much money, with costs savings often running into the hundreds or even into the thousands.
Particularly energy-intensive industries (such as manufacturing) often see the most considerable gains, but the many advantages that commercial solar panels have to offer can be applied across a huge number of sectors, meaning there’s almost no business or organization which doesn’t stand to benefit.
The Benefits Of Commercial Solar Panels For Businesses
There’s no shortage of advantages for businesses when it comes to solar panels. At a glance, the main benefits such as considerable cost savings, financial stability, energy security/flexibility, a greatly reduced carbon footprint, improved public perception of your business through helping the environment.
How do solar panels work?
A solar panel system works using a number of panels (an array), which are normally mounted on your roof. Each solar panel is made up of photovoltaic cells that are made of wafer-thin layers of silicon and look a bit like blue or black tiles. When daylight hits the cells, it creates an electric field – the brighter the sunlight, the more electricity is produced.
This direct-current (DC) electricity then flows to an inverter, which converts it into alternating-current (AC) electricity for you to use.
During the day, when solar panels are generating electricity, the power will automatically feed to your machinery, appliances, lighting, etc. Any additional electricity required above what your solar panels are producing at any given time (or at night) will be taken from the grid. Similarly, as solar panels can’t store electricity, any power generated that you don’t use at the time will be exported back to the grid.