There’s never been a better time to invest in solar energy. As schools are looking for ways to decrease costs both now and in the future, solar energy once again proves itself to be a solution. While the cost of electricity has risen by about 5% in the last decade, the cost of solar has decreased by more than 70% (energy.gov). This gives your rooftop the perfect opportunity to save some money for your district.
Renewable energy is extremely cost-efficient. A one-time installation can save you years of electric bills. Savings can even accrue on cloudy days, since the sun emits energy through clear and cloudy skies. Solar offers year-round efficiency and savings, even in colder and cloudy climates. Depending on their size, efficiency, and orientation relative to the sun, some solar panels can generate more electricity than your facility consumes. This could reduce your monthly electric bill to nearly zero. Not to mention, there are many tax benefits that help save you even more money.
Solar energy helps directly reduce your carbon footprint. The electricity created with solar panels does not produce any greenhouse gas emissions–the only thing that’s created is clean energy. Your building can have an impact on sustainability simply by choosing to use solar energy. And since the sun shines across the globe, it makes every school a potential energy producer.
We know that not all of our natural resources are dependable long-term. As we learn more about the reality of the longevity of fossil fuels, we know that the sun is a more reliable source of energy for years to come. Solar panels make sure you’re set up to deal with the changing landscape of energy resources.
Utilize Parts of Your School Otherwise Unusable
Solar has become mainstream and important for any business or person that has a long-term vision. EPF Solar Systems from H2I Group are the perfect option for schools looking to utilize solar energy. The EPF Solare Panels attach to your roof without puncturing it, ensuring the longevity of your roof while also adding a layer of protection from outside elements such as hail. You can sell electricity back to your utility, likely making your investment back within 7 years.
This system provides districts with solutions for little or no money out of pocket and show a return on investment payback in as little as 5-10 years. Years 10-30 would be positive cash flow for your district. Your money stays in your school, instead of going to directly to the utility companies.
Interested in learning more? Contact one of the lab or school specialists at H2I Group to find out how your school can start utilizing solar energy today.
*We cannot guarantee a specific cost savings by switching to solar panels. To find out how much you could be saving contact an expert for a site visit to help determine cost and savings.