Is using solar energy affecting your business?

How-solar-affects-business-_Solar-outdoor-lightingIf you are a starting business owner, there is a lot to consider. Decisions like the location of your business, the right place to advertise, as well as the amount of marketing you should use can really put a strain on a novice. So, you may not put quite as much thought into details which might help you reduce the cost of doing business greatly in the future. Consider just the lights. If you haven’t given it much thought, you will probably just buy regular lamps, connect them to the power grid and not think much about it.

However, if you give some time and thought to this topic, you may find a lot of options you never considered. Take solar outdoor lights as an example. How would it affect your business if you installed self-sustainable solar outdoor lighting fixtures? This is a glimpse into a possible scenario.

What is it?

Solar outdoor lighting fixture consists of a solar panel on the top of the light post, connected to a battery pack inside the post itself, and LED lights to illuminate your parking lot, street, or anything else you might want to illuminate. It is completely self-sustainable and doesn’t need to be attached to the power grid.

Installation cost

First of all, the light fixtures do not need to be connected to the power grid, which will save you both time and money trying to run all the necessary cables where they need to go. These solar outdoor lighting fixtures are easy to mount, and require no further setup. They are also independent of each other, so you can put as many or as few as you want.

Positive influence on the customers

Many people today are aware of the adverse effect we have on the planet. The terrible droughts and scorching heat we are exposed to are a clear sign to people that we need to turn to alternative sources of energy. One of the most promising is solar. People are always impressed when they see someone who has made the transition to this source. Your lights will sport a crown of solar panels, signaling to the customers that you are environmentally aware, and those who identify with this cause are more likely to become your customers.

Positive influence on your finances

The area where you are sure to feel the biggest impact are your finances. After the initial installation, your only expense will be replacing the LEDs once they break (which happens very rarely thanks to the advances in LED technologies), and occasional maintenance. Your electricity bill will not be burdened by the lights outside your place of business. Additionally, with the use of solar energy comes a kind of prestige, and a reputation which is sure to bring you additional revenue.

Possible negative impact

Solar energy is hailed as the best alternative source of energy, and it is fairly hard to find a flaw in using it. However, there are people who do not believe that climate change is real, or if they do, they refuse that humans have anything to do with it. These people might take offense that you are siding with the overwhelming majority of scholars and general public. Interestingly enough, some environmentalists also dislike the use of battery-powered solar devices, since batteries can bring harm to the environment if they leak. But with proper management, you are safe from this unlikely situation.

There is an abundance of good reasons to install solar outdoor lighting, but the most important should be your willingness to be the part of the solution. Greenshine New Energy is a company which provides various solar-powered products, including solar outdoor lighting for parking lots, streets, parks or a variety of other uses. Feel free to contact us today to learn more.