13 Feb

Energy Managers: Overcoming Solar Energy Opposition

Are you wanting to install solar on your building but are running into opposition from your coworkers or your boss? Here’s how to educate them about the top three wonderful benefits of solar energy.

Let’s consider the most important reason to go solar: it SAVES MONEY. In today’s economy, most people could use a little extra cash. Let your coworkers/ boss/ whoever is opposing solar know that with Clean Footprint’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) you can go solar with zero money down. A PPA allows you to buy electricity at a 15-20% savings from what you currently pay for electricity. Also, that reduced price will be locked in for the next 25 years. When you think about the price volatility of coal, natural gas and other non-renewables that you currently depend on for electricity, you have to take into consideration that those prices will keep rising as supplies become more limited.

It’s RENEWABLE. When an energy source, like solar, is renewable, it means the source is naturally replenished in a human timeframe. According to NASA, the sun will be shining for another 6.5 billion years. When you install solar panels on your roof, you are taking advantage of the sunlight that is present every day, even when there are clouds.

Solar energy is fantastic for the ENVIRONMENT. If your company is trying to go green and be more environment-friendly, going solar is a wonderful first step. Let your CFO and CEO know that you can help the environment and save money at the same time. Going green will also help with marketing; customers will be intrigued to know that your company installed solar panels.

With these reasons, and many more, how could you resist going solar? There is no money down and you help yourself, your company, and the environment. It’s a win-win!

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Eliza Porter

Eliza Porter

Eliza is the Chief Learning Officer for Clean Footprint. As the Chief Learning Officer, she is responsible for writing and editing blogs, e-books, videos and white papers as well as other learning content created for Clean Footprint’s developer partners and clients. Eliza attended New York University in Paris, France and studied Global Liberal Studies before moving to Florida and joining the Clean Footprint team. She also studied Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Central Florida.