This heat is no joke and commercial buildings have to work hard to keep the power running. Why not take advantage of the constant sunshine with solar panels? This is a big decision and one that has many pros and cons.
At ShenCorp, we service areas such as Winchester, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Waynesboro, VA, Richmond, VA, and other parts of the mid-Atlantic region. Since 1977, we have become the leading choice for industrial and commercial roofing services like commercial protective roof coatings for customers throughout Virginia. Give us a call today!
1. Saves money
Most people who are thinking of making the switch to solar energy may have read that it can be quite expensive. While the initial set-up is higher than average, users can expect their investments to return by incurring low electricity costs and maintenance fees. Additionally, investing in solar panels can also increase the value of one’s home so if ever they decide to sell their house, they can reap the benefits of its feature later.
Solar energy gets its sources from the sun which has been a staple in the universe since the beginning of time. Unlike fossil fuels which will eventually diminish, scientists proclaim that the sun will still continue to shine for another 6.5 billion years.
What makes investing in solar panels so enticing is the fact that using solar energy doesn’t cause any pollution. While there’s emissions related to the production and installation of panels, the use of energy itself doesn’t emit harmful gases. This reduces the harmful greenhouse effects that has since plagued the ozone layer.
1. Differences in quality
Not every commercial solar panel option is made the same. As such one may have to make a choice between monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin-film solar panels:
● Monocrystalline panels – the oldest form of solar panels which produce the largest amount of electricity power.
● Polycrystalline panels – less space sufficient compared to monocrystalline panels but also offers great quality.
● Thin-film panels – the most affordable option but has the least amount of efficiency.
Aside from quality, users should also consider the reputation of the brand they’re buying to ensure they get the best product and service available.
2. Intermittent energy source
Since the sun isn’t out at night and have different intensity levels of providing heat, users may expect that they have to store some of the solar energy they gathered for later use. While developments have been made on the storage problem, certain areas of the world who have the least amount of sunny days may find it hard to procure solar energy properly.
3. Requires large spaces
The most efficient solar panels require space in order to generate electricity. Unfortunately, the density of certain houses and buildings in certain cities may make this project harder to achieve.
If your business is located in the trans-Atlantic area in Virginia, give Shencorp a call today to get started. We always recommend applying protective coatings to your roof; it will save you time and money in the future. Let us help you help yourself!