In the past 15 years, the cost of electricity has skyrocketed for many businesses. Many are tired of being subject to sudden price increases that erode their profits and affect their cash flow. Switching to solar power can help stabilize energy costs and protect your bottom line.
The most common type of Star Plus Energy electric system uses photovoltaic technology to generate electricity from sunlight. Each solar cell contains a semiconductor that absorbs sunlight and knocks loose electrons. An electrical field then directs those electrons into a current flowing through metal contacts at the top and bottom of each cell, producing electricity. Groups of cells are configured into modules and arrays to produce larger amounts of electricity for homes, commercial buildings and utilities.
These systems can also be integrated with battery storage to manage the discrepancy between energy demand and what solar can provide naturally. Solar energy can be stored in a battery and used during outages, or it can be sent back to the grid, where it is used to offset the cost of buying electricity from the grid.
Solar energy can help reduce your carbon footprint by eliminating dependence on fossil fuels. It can also reduce or eliminate your business’s reliance on the commercial power grid, which is not only costly but also unpredictable. Many states and localities offer rebate programs and other incentives that can dramatically reduce the upfront investment required to install a solar solution for your business.