Our global economy is changing at an ever accelerating pace. Technology is growing and broadening exponentially and we are living in a very dynamic age, the "Third Industrial Revolution" some would say. We can't take things for granted anymore and we have to be flexible and prepared. This is certainly true when it comes to how and why we invest in infrastructure and how we protect our assets/margins and more importantly, how we secure a better future for our families, our businesses and communities.
It has been very difficult to predict and measure the pace, direction and impact of "change" in our societies and over the last decade. From the proliferation of Social Media and Amazon to the impacts of Globalism, Climate and IoT, our sense of security is being threatened.
Fortunately, a few things are a constant or a known. I will discuss just one, the sun, The Ultimate Hedge. The sun is a sustainable, renewable free source of energy that is totally inexhaustible. Sunlight striking the earth’s surface in just one hour delivers enough energy to power the World Economy for an Entire Year.
“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” –Thomas Edison What does this mean to my business you say? A commercial enterprise does not have complete control over revenues, tax rates, regulation, cost of capital, cost of labor, electricity cost or a host of other things. A lot of these expenses vary and continue to rise year after year after year, eating into your margins with little vision into what might change next.
You can control and manage one of these expenses or greatly reduce the inflationary impact on your bottom line . That is your electricity cost. Depending on your business profile, size, usage and load characteristics this can be a manageable or extraordinary impactful line item. Based on the series of knowns highlighted above you can control, manage and reduce your electricity expenditures and exposure to future rate hikes by leveraging the power of the sun. Here is why you should consider installing solar now.
Own Your Energy!Commercial rooftops are typically flat, unobstructed and exposed to solar energy. You can utilize this free resource and turn your rooftop into a known, predictable revenue stream/savings with relatively little ongoing operational cost. You can determine the cost to install the energy production and therefore you can know with confidence, your reduction in energy expenses, Return On Investment and Changes to Cash Flow. Simply put, solar will reduce risk and cut cost and that means more money to your bottomline.
Do you know what solar means to your business financially? Solar is a Smart Business Decision and we would love to show you how. Put your money on the sun and solar energy!
by Erik Melang; Co-Founder at Distributive Solar