Find out how your business can benefit
If you are anything like most parents, you spend a lot of time reminding your kids to turn out the lights when they leave a room. After all, lights use electricity, which costs money – that doesn’t grow on trees. Plus, the more electricity we use, the larger our carbon footprint – something households everywhere need to reduce for the sake of the environment. The same is true for businesses – large and small. The good news is that energy efficient lighting has come a long way.
According to the Small Business Association, depending on the type of business you operate, lighting accounts for 20% to 50% of electricity consumption. That translates into a big opportunity to reduce costs and natural resources. Because technology and equipment is better than ever, businesses that invest in upgrades are experiencing a strong return on investment.
Where to begin
The best place to start is with a complete lighting audit. With some guidance, you can do this by yourself, or hire an expert in energy efficient lighting to do it for you. You might be surprised by what they find. For example, depending on the age of your facility, it may still be using traditional incandescent lightbulbs. These are highly inefficient, so much so, that they are no longer made. In fact, 90% of the energy they produce is in the form of heat. Today, many more efficient types of lighting exist including halogen incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
How solar can help
An expert will help you select the right solutions for your business. They may even suggest an initial retrofit with more efficient lighting, followed by the installation of solar to maximize your savings.
If your business is located in New Jersey, an investment in solar may be especially beneficial. That’s because the government is pushing alternative energy solutions big time and the cost of installing a solar energy system is more affordable than ever.
According to Solar Nation, the government has set a goal of having 22.5% of the state’s energy to come from renewable sources – and are providing incentives to help make it happen. Considering the cost of electricity in New Jersey, this couldn’t be happening at a better time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the average price for a kilowatt of electricity in the U.S. is just under $0.14. If you live in NJ, you’ll need to add $0.08 to that – making it 150% more expensive than average.
Meet TerraSol Energies, Inc.
The possibilities for cost savings and making a positive impact on the environment are great – especially when working with experts like those at TerraSol Energies, Inc. TerraSol Energies is a family-run business that has been serving the Tri-State area of PA, NJ and DE since 2009. Most recently, TerraSol announced its expansion into the commercial solar market by signing on as an official Commercial Dealer with SunPower Corporation — serving small- and medium-size businesses, large commercial businesses, schools, government buildings, and more. Whether you’re looking for an initial lighting audit, or are ready to make the move to solar, TerraSol can help. Contact us today for a free consultation: 888.873.9995