Solar Power for your Workspace
It is no secret that energy is a global problem, and steps to solve the issue to solve the issue of rising energy costs are in place. Renewable energy is especially appealing because of the reliance on natural resources (wind/sun/etc). There are ways to harness the suns natural power for sustainable solar energy.
From HomeDepot.com, “Solar power components convert sunlight into electricity that can power anything from home appliances to an RV”. And even a 75,000 square meter building in China runs on solar power.
The largest solar powered building in the world
For many business owners, a low overhead is a common goal. If only there was a way to save money on the things you use every day – Dare I say, energy?
Sustainable energy reduces cost and benefits the environment. But solar panels and other renewable energy sources must be expensive and difficult to install, right?
Well, that statement is partly true. The initial cost of solar panels can seem costly, but it saves you money over time. If you want your own solar panels, get a free analysis.
How does this benefit your business?
The bottom line is money savings. In recent years, installing solar panels was costly and would only shave a certain amount of money off of your power bill each month. However, "businesses can receive a tax credit of 30 percent of the cost of installing solar panels; the credit is available through 2016". (smallbiztrends.com)
The price of solar is also declining each year as new research and developments are put in place.
Smaller solar panels are an option for an office that can't afford full-on solar panels. You can easily integrate solar energy into your workspace with smaller panels that will power laptops and electronics, and even some accessories have them built in.
Examples of Solar Uses:
A lighting system that takes the suns natural power and converts it to energy for an LED light. It is around $120 and the bulb lasts 100,000 hours.
How about a bad-ass backpack that uses natural energy to power your stuff? This design “piggy-backs” onto your every day bag so you don’t have to add another one to your collection.
$119.99 from ThinkGeek
No outlet? No problem. Find a sunny area and get charging.
$39.99 from ThinkGeek
Would you use solar energy for your business? Why or why not?