Going solar has many benefits for your business, from impressive energy cost savings to increasing it’s value. Installing commercial solar panels can also drastically reduce your business’s carbon footprint.
Looking for a commercial solar provider near you in Colorado or Texas? Look no further—CAM Solar has been helping business owners in Austin, TX and Golden, CO embrace the benefits of solar energy for decades!
THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF COMMERCIAL SOLAR
Installing commercial solar is good for your business and the environment. CAM Solar goes into greater detail about the benefits of solar for your Texas or Colorado business below—read on!
REDUCE AIR POLLUTION
It’s no secret that burning fossil fuels pollutes the air we breathe, but sometimes this process is so far out of sight that it can also be out of mind.
A majority of local utilities, including electricity providers, rely on fossil fuels that release carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and Methane (CH4), into the air. At their best, high concentrations of these compounds lead to harmful smog and acid rain. At their worst, they are some of the leading causes of human-caused climate change and global warming. According to the EPA, electricity production alone accounted for 25% of greenhouse gas emissions nationally in 2019.
Solar panels produce none of these greenhouse gases, making them an asset to both your business and the environment.
CUT BACK ON WATER POLLUTION
Have you ever considered how electricity reaches your business? It starts with fuel being transported hundreds of miles before it’s burned for electricity. With a solar system, fuel doesn’t need to be transported! Instead, the sun’s rays shine directly on your nearby photovoltaic panels and they process it into energy that fuels your business.
The NRDC explains that 72% of toxic water pollution in the US is created by coal-fired power plants, and 50–60% of all toxic chemicals and pollutants released into surface waters comes from thermoelectric power plants. Though crude oil spills happen much less often than they used to, over 164,000 metric tons of oil have still spilled into our oceans since 2010.
When fully reliant on solar, your business doesn’t need energy from coal-fired power plants or the polluting systems and processes that allow for the transportation of crude oil, which both pollute our world’s water and destroy essential ecosystems.
REDUCE YOUR WATER USAGE
It can be shocking to learn how much water nuclear, coal-fired, and natural gas power plants require to create energy! According to Scientific American, it can range from 114 to 615 gallons of water per day on average. US power plants alone use over 1.6 trillion gallons of water every year. These unimaginable quantities of water are not required in solar energy production, meaning that by upgrading to solar, your business won’t contribute to this issue in any way.
LESSEN YOUR DEPENDENCE ON FOSSIL FUELS
Not only are fossil fuels hazardous to our environment, they are also a finite resource. It’s nearly impossible to know exactly how much we have left, whereas the sun reliably rises every morning and sends an incredible amount of energy our way—more in one hour than the entire globe uses in a year! Investing in solar panels and a solar system to capture all that energy is a smart investment for the future and the environment.
By adding solar batteries like the Tesla Powerwall or Enphase Encharge to your commercial solar system, you can enjoy the benefits of solar after sunset, during power outages, and any other time you need it.
HELP FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH SOLAR POWER
Generating clean and renewable energy for your business reduces your reliance on fossil fuels and minimizes your carbon emissions, meaning that your business will immediately relieve some of the pressure on our environment in addition to solar’s many other benefits. You can achieve all your sustainability goals with CAM Solar!
START SAVING WITH CAM SOLAR!
Another major benefit of making the switch to a renewable energy source like solar is the federal solar incentives available, as well as state solar tax credits. We know solar, and we’re here to help! By working with CAM Solar, you can rest assured that you’ll have help applying for the federal solar tax credit and avoid having to jump through unnecessary hoops.
COLORADO SOLAR REBATES & INCENTIVES
Denver-area businesses have a number of options for local rebates and incentives, including:
Xcel Energy Solar*Rewards® Program
Pueblo Utilities Renewable Energy Rebates
TEXAS SOLAR REBATES & INCENTIVES
San Antonio-area businesses have a number of options for local rebates and incentives, including:
- CPS Energy Solar Rebate Incentive Program
- AEP Texas Smart Source Solar PV Program
- And more!