According to a World Bank report, Nigeria ranked 131 out of 189 countries regarding the ease of doing business. As a result, 80% of new small businesses fail in 3 years. Many challenges confront small business owners here making it difficult for many businesses to reach their full potential. Chief amongst the challenges is the issue of irregular power supply, as many business owners are forced to source alternative power sources to power their businesses.
With the rising cost of fuel and diesel, persistent scarcity and other external factors, it becomes imperative for SME’s to look for a more affordable, renewable and reliable source of energy.
Solar energy is light and heat radiation from the Sun that is harvested using a range of technologies including, but not limited to photovoltaic. Solar energy works by capturing the SUN’S ENERGY and turning it into electricity for your home or business.
Aside from the obvious fact that solar energy is free and readily available, here are 5 reasons you should consider going solar for your business:
SOLAR POWER LOWERS OPERATING COST.
Generating your own power can be very costly. Depending on how many buildings you own, the size of your facilities, and the specific electricity demands of daily business, your monthly power costs can easily run into the thousands, if not millions every year.
Here’s where the value of solar comes in. A solar photovoltaic (PV) panel system will convert sunlight into the power you need. If your business is active during the day, you can run daily operations as you generate power, resulting in more cost-effective usage of energy. And of course, a grid-tied solar system allows your business to draw extra power from the electricity grid, should you need it.
A customized solar system therefore represents major cost savings, letting you reinvest the savings into your business, and focus more on growth.
SOLAR IS AN EASILY MAINTAINED, CONSISTENT POWER SOURCE
Solar panel systems are sturdy and reliable. Once they’re installed and fastened, the panels can operate virtually maintenance-free for years on end.
In addition, commercial solar installations from World Solar are covered with a 25-year performance warranty. This means that, with our solar systems, you can rely on dependable clean energy for a long time without constant worries about servicing or interruptions in performance.
Solar power has more benefits for business than you might have expected. It saves money and helps control utility costs, is low-maintenance, and makes your commercial building more valuable.
ONE TIME INVESTMENT
Do you know that solar power installation is a one-time investment? This is because the solar panels do not need frequent maintenance, repairs or replacement. An average panel last for about 25 to 30 years. During this time, it needs little or no maintenance.
NO NOISE POLLUTION
With solar panel installation, there is no noise pollution. Solar panels do not make noise when in use. The noise that comes from the generator sounds could be very hazardous especially sometimes when an entire neighbourhood may need to rely on their fossil fuel consuming generators to gain power in the night. There can be a shout for help in the neighbourhood and it will be hard to hear due to the generator sound.