Solar energy is one of the most widely used cost effective, sustainable method of energy production to date. More than 100 Fortune 500 Companies have already implemented and reaped the benefits from solar energy systems. However, many small and medium sized companies are still skeptical and often intimidated by the significant intitial investment required to implement such a system. Since 2011, the cost of solar panels has declined by more than 80%. This has opened up the possibility of implementing these types of systems to a much wider range of organizations.
There are three main types of Solar Energy Systems used commercially. Which system is best for your business or organization depends on energy consumption, available space, and other influencing factors.
Solar Roof-Mounted Systems
These systems account for over 90% of commercially installed solar power systems in use today. The systems are convenient versatile and scalable, they are limited within the restrictions of available roof space.
Solar Ground-Mounted Systems
Typically larger in size, these systems are typically chosen by companies that require a very high amount of energy on a day-to-day basis. Approximately 4% of all systems installed commercially are ground-mounted systems.
Solar Carport Systems
Carport systems are essentially very tall elevated panels that a vehicle can drive or park underneath, which has led to their rise in popularity. The design of the system lends to more flexibility during implementing than other system types.
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