If your business is not currently taking advantage of free energy offered by the sun on a daily basis, you may be missing out on incredible benefits. Solar energy is cost-effective. It is also green energy, which is beneficial for the environment and for public relations. The primary thing that may be holding you back from harnessing the power of the sun for your business’s energy needs is the logistical challenge of implementing a solar energy plan. While the process may seem confusing and daunting initially, the reality is that there are several easy ways to begin using solar energy in your business.

Change Your Electricity Service Plan

In many areas, residential and commercial account holders are able to choose between several energy plans. With different plans available, you may now be able to choose the source of your energy. Many plans in deregulated areas source energy with a percentage of solar energy or even entirely via solar energy. Simply taking advantage of the ability to choose which electricity plan your company uses gives you the ability to conveniently use solar energy without having to make any major changes to your building or needing to invest in panels.

Install Solar Panels on the Commercial Property

When you change your electricity service plan, you will still pay the electric company for monthly energy usage. You will not take advantage of the savings available by using free energy from the sun. When you install commercial solar panels on your property, however, you can enjoy the financial benefits of free energy going forward. Commercial solar panels can be mounted on your building’s roof as well as on ground-based platforms. With the initial investment in solar energy panels, you can enjoy reduced energy bills going forward. You could even entirely eliminate a monthly energy bill from your regular overhead.

Use Solar Energy for Commercial Vehicles

Another way to use solar energy in your business is through your commercial vehicles. Regardless of whether you have one vehicle or a fleet of vehicles, you can invest in solar-powered cars and trucks. You may also invest in electric vehicles. Then, you can charge the electric vehicles on your property using the solar energy that feeds into your building.

You can see that there are several ways to take advantage of the benefits of solar power in your business. These various methods require different levels of initial setup, and all of them enable the use of solar energy.


Addy Reeds is a freelance writer from Eugene, Oregon. She discovered her passion for journalism while attending the University of Oregon. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @addyreeds1; https://www.facebook.com/addy.reeds