In the United States, solar energy is booming. It’s one of the most heavily funded renewable energy sources. In 2019 alone, the solar industry generated $18.7 billion of investment in the US economy. By the end of September 2019, the US had deployed over 2 million solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Also, most major electricity grid studies show solar energy expanding significantly over time.
The solar industry did get affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of 2020, but it continues to grow at a steady pace. Solar power is a promising technology for large enterprises with great environmental initiatives. In this blog, we’ll look at how does solar power works and try to understand its importance for large enterprises. Let’s get started!
How does solar power technology work?
The process of solar power technology is very straightforward. Solar panels have photovoltaic cells that turn sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity, which is converted into alternating current (AC) via an inverter, which can be consumed by the user, stored in a battery, or fed into the grid.
Understanding the Importance of Solar Power Technology for Large Enterprises
Solar panels generate electricity using the sunlight, which provides a continuous flow of energy without any moving parts. They produce zero harmful emissions. In fact, solar panels minimize companies’ carbon footprint by reducing their energy consumption from the non-renewable energy source.
Switching to an environmentally-friendly renewable energy source, large enterprises fulfill their corporate social responsibility and can develop an image of sustainability.
Furthermore, as solar panels convert sunlight into electricity using the photovoltaic process, they can generate large amounts of electricity without burning any fossil fuels. It pays large enterprise dividends by saving their energy costs, which is often a substantial part of their operating expenses.
At Larsen Engineers, we provide civil & environmental engineering, planning, energy conservation, and sustainability consulting services to private and government sectors. As a minority-owned small multidisciplinary firm, we took several greens initiates over the past few years, including LED retrofits and the installation of EV charging stations in our facility for our employees and visitors to use free of charge, no pun intended.
This summer, we’re preparing to install solar power technology at our facility, thereby powering it entirely by renewable energy. These efforts are going to lead us toward an environmentally –friendly and sustainable future, which will hopefully encourage more enterprises to switch to renewable energy sources.
Are you looking for solar energy consulting solutions in New York? Contact Larsen Engineers today. We can assist in designing efficient and successful energy-saving solutions for your enterprise. Contact us at (585) 272 7310 to get started and visit www.Larsen-Engineers.com