As environmental threats to humanity are on the rise, it is more important than ever for companies to make eco-conscious decisions. The use of solar power is an infinite, underutilized, and sustainable resource to businesses across the world. According to the U.S Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, “The amount of sunlight that strikes the earth’s surface in an hour and a half is enough to handle the entire world’s energy consumption for a full year.”
AMAROK made the switch to solar power in 1993 out of the company founder's desire to be more environmentally conscious and also to provide our customers with a security solution that is not solely reliant on utility power.
In 2020, AMAROK installed 2,329 solar panels which produced 403 Kilowatts of power.
In 2021, we are on pace to install over 3,200 solar panels which will produce 560 Kilowatts of power.
In this blog, we've compiled 5 important benefits on how switching to or utilizing solar power for your business can positively impact the environment.
1. No Electric Bills or Power Outages
A major benefit of solar panels for any business includes the cost savings on electricity. Many large businesses are aware of this and are reaping the financial gain of utilizing solar power in their day to day operations. Did you know that there is 15 times more solar capacity installed by American businesses today than there was a decade ago? Solar power is a free and infinite resource after the initial setup cost. Solar panels have a great return on investment due to their 25-30 year lifespan and little required maintenance. In addition, solar power is very reliable and does not depend on utility companies to operate.
2. Reduces Air Pollution
Many people are unaware that the way electricity is produced has a direct impact on air pollution. According to Energy Sage, “Most of the electricity generated in the U.S. comes from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas. Extracting and using fossil fuels is expensive and harmful to the environment.” A benefit of solar energy includes the reduction of air pollution. If solar energy were to become the new standard, $167 billion in health and environmental damages would be eliminated.
3. No Negative Impact on Climate Change
Burning fossil fuels for electricity is a large producer of greenhouse gasses. According to The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, electricity production is responsible for 26.9% of greenhouse gas emissions and “63% of our electricity comes from burning fossil fuels.” One of the many advantages of solar energy includes the reduction of harmful greenhouse gasses that are contributing to global warming.
4. Decreases Water Consumption
Traditional electricity production methods use considerably more water than solar energy. In fact, according to a study by study conducted by a team of researchers from the Technological University of Lappeenranta in Finland say, "That in order to produce the same energy of a 1 megawatt hour (MWh), photovoltaic [solar power] technology consumes between 2% and 15% of the water used by nuclear and coal plants. Reducing water consumption can have a major impact by minimizing the affects of droughts and water shortages."
5. Improves Public Health
Pollution has an adverse impact on public health all over the world. Reducing air pollution through renewable energy sources is very important to reduce the rates of asthma, COPD, heart disease, stroke and more. According to Science Daily, “The health and environmental benefits of pollution reduction are worth an estimated $890 million from avoiding premature mortality and a range of other negative health outcomes.”
The Solar Difference - Energy Efficient Electrical Fencing
AMAROK is the leading provider of solar-powered electric fence and perimeter security services in the U.S. and Canada, with over 30 years in the industry. Our solutions are designed to deter crime so clients don't have to deal with the aftermath. We customize each security solution to each site and install + maintain it for one affordable monthly subscription. With AMAROK, you can say goodbye to criminal intrusions and hello to a safer work environment.
AMAROK™ is a full-perimeter security company based in Columbia, South Carolina, that provides commercial security services throughout the United States and Canada. Specializing in electric fencing and perimeter security systems for commercial properties, AMAROK also provides supplemental surveillance solutions, including cameras, lights, and alarms. Together, these business security services form the ultimate crime prevention solution for any business.