Dispelling Common Myths About Solar Energy for Business
The future of solar energy for business keeps getting brighter. Despite numerous benefits, many organizations still have concerns about solar energy and how well photovoltaic (PV) panels work on a commercial basis. I don¡¯t have the space. It¡¯s too cloudy on our property. Isn¡¯t it expensive?
Don¡¯t let these common myths about solar energy prevent your business from missing out on energy savings and cost benefits. Below, our solar experts shine some light on the truth about installing, converting and maintaining solar energy for businesses.
5 Myths about Commercial Solar
MYTH #1: Solar is Too Expensive
FACT: Years ago, this may have been a valid concern. Today, solar energy is one of the best investments any business can make. A strategically designed and installed solar PV system can provide a high return on investment for many years to come and even outperform traditional electricity costs.
Additionally, many state and federal incentives can help to lower the initial cost of your solar installation even more. KMB helps businesses navigate incentives and financing options to maximize the overall solar investment.
MYTH #2: Solar Panels are Too Difficult to Maintain
FACT: Solar panels actually require little maintenance. They are designed to withstand the elements. Of course it can depend on your environment. For example, if your business is located in a very dusty environment, chances are you will need to clean your PV panels more frequently (ex: quarterly).
MYTH #3: Our Property Doesn¡¯t Get Enough Sunshine
FACT: Some businesses wrongly believe that their properties don¡¯t receive enough sunshine to make PV installation a worthwhile investment. When it comes to solar energy, direct sunlight is best. However, even on cloudy days, a PV system will continue to generate clean, renewable electricity (up to 10-25% of their typical output). In fact, solar technology actually works more efficiently in cooler temperatures.
MYTH #4: I Don¡¯t Have the Space for Solar
FACT: Whether your organization is interested in a rooftop installation, canopy-mount photovoltaic structure or a ground mount install, KMB solar engineers are experienced in designing a variety of PV designs to match your business¡¯ budget, space and requirements. We take the guesswork out of finding space and can customize a solar array based on your specific needs.
MYTH #5: Making the Switch to Solar is Too Complicated
FACT: The final misconception that we will address is that switching to solar is too complicated. Converting to solar energy for business is actually a simple process when you work with an experienced solar energy firm such as KMB. As one of the leading photovoltaic engineering and design companies in the United States, KMB Design Group makes it easy for commercial clients to make the transition.