Solar energy offers a variety of advantages over traditional forms of electricity. But what are those advantages? And how do they apply specifically to commercial properties? At Renewable Energy Evolution (REE), we are proud to be a leader in sustainable energy solutions. As leaders in solar energy project development, we know all about the advantages of solar energy for commercial properties, and we are committed to providing viable energy solutions to our clients. For commercial property owners looking to cut down on energy consumption and costs while also supporting the environment, solar energy offers a range of benefits that we are eager to share.

1. Renewable

Solar energy is a renewable source of energy that relies on the sun to produce electricity. Unlike fossil fuels that are finite, the sun is an abundant and continuously available source of energy. 

Moving to solar power will mitigate longstanding reliance on energy supplies that are not renewable and are therefore diminishing. These include oil, natural gas, and coal. On the other hand, as long as the sun continues to shine, we can rely on solar energy to power our homes and businesses.

2. Abundant

On that note, the sun is an abundant source of energy that provides more energy to the Earth in one hour than the world uses in a year. This abundance means that there is more than enough solar energy available to meet our global energy needs. Solar energy can be harnessed anywhere in the world, making it an accessible energy source for many regions.

3. Low maintenance

Solar panels require very little maintenance, and they can last for decades without any major repairs. Once installed, solar panels require only occasional cleaning and inspection to ensure they are functioning properly. These simple requirements make solar energy a cost-effective and low-maintenance energy solution over the long term.

4. Zero emissions

Solar power offers clean energy that is free of emissions and pollutants that are harmful to people and the environment. The production of electricity from solar energy does not result in any greenhouse gases, making it a more environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels. With that in mind, solar power can help to mitigate the impacts of climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide and other pollutants that are released into the atmosphere.

5. Cost-effective

The cost of solar panels has decreased significantly over the years, and solar energy is becoming more and more cost-effective as a result. The cost of solar energy is now competitive with traditional energy sources such as coal and natural gas, and in some cases, it is even cheaper. The initial investment in solar energy may be higher than in other energy sources, but the long-term savings can be significant, particularly as energy costs continue to rise.

6. Energy independence

By using solar energy, individuals and businesses can become more energy independent and reduce their dependence on traditional energy sources. Energy independence can provide greater stability and security in the face of energy price fluctuations and supply disruptions. Solar energy can also help to reduce the reliance on foreign energy sources, which can have significant geopolitical implications.

7. Versatility

Solar energy can be used in a variety of ways, from powering homes and businesses to providing electricity for remote areas and even powering satellites in space. Solar energy can be used in off-grid applications, providing energy access to communities without access to electricity. It can also be integrated into the power grid, providing a source of clean energy to supplement traditional energy sources.

8. Job creation

The growth of the solar energy industry has led to the creation of new jobs and employment opportunities in manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. The expansion of solar energy has also helped to stimulate economic growth and development in many regions. Several of the solar energy projects REE has partnered on have led to the creation of jobs for skilled individuals. 

9. Reduced transmission losses

Solar energy systems can be installed close to the point of use, which reduces the need for long-distance transmission and the energy losses that come with it. The closer the energy source is to the point of use, the more efficient the energy transmission and distribution system will be. This proximity can help to reduce energy costs and improve the overall efficiency of the energy system.

10. Sustainable development

Solar energy can play a key role in sustainable development by providing clean energy access to communities without access to electricity, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting economic growth. The deployment of solar energy can help to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 7, which aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. 

To Start Enjoying The Advantages Of Solar Energy, Turn To REE 

At REE, we believe that solar energy offers a range of advantages for commercial property owners looking to reduce their energy consumption and costs while supporting the environment. As experts in the sustainable energy sector, we invite you to learn more about how we can help you develop and implement commercial solar energy projects that will provide long-term benefits for your business and the planet. Reach out to one of our solar advisors today to learn more about the advantages of solar energy and how we can help you take advantage of them.