Power outages are here – are you ready?
Business continuity requires planning for turnover, inventory price increases, and replacing equipment. In the age of extreme weather events, power outages are now part of the calculations. Businesses equipped with workstation uninterruptible power supplies and cloud backups have already taken steps to maintain their revenue streams. However, this approach only allows a business to restore operations after an outage. Modern businesses require their own source of electrical power to maintain workflows, communicate with customers, sustain security systems and preserve perishable inventory. A solar photovoltaic system with ample battery storage (PV + storage) can maintain the critical systems your business needs to stay open by storing power at peak generation times until you need it most.
Whether you trade goods or services locally, nationally, or internationally, keeping your business open during a power failure could make all the difference to your bottom line and your future. Your business could be among the few capable of serving your community at a time when the need for your products or services is greatest. Can you afford to lose e-commerce during the holidays? 98% of international businesses surveyed by Information Technology Intelligence Consulting (ITIC) during the 2018-19 holiday season reported that an hour of downtime costs $100,000. This ominous calculation excludes the largest e-commerce giants such as Amazon and Google. In the wake of a prolonged power disruption, 25% of affected businesses never reopen. When you lose power, timely payments will still be required for payroll, taxes, and financing obligations.
Insurance will not save your business
Business interruption insurance does not cover power grid failure losses resulting from natural disasters, extreme weather, terrorism, or hackers. In addition to the growing threat of unpredictable cyberattacks on utilities throughout the United States, California businesses must also prepare for the constant threat of wildfires and earthquakes. Review your policy with your agent today.
Prepare your business for the future
Sun Light & Power can design and build a scalable rooftop or ground-mounted solar PV system for your business that will safely and reliably generate electricity for the next 30 years. We can integrate the latest lithium and salt-water ion battery backup solutions to suit your needs. If your business serves the local community, you could continue to deliver goods and services when demand is highest. Parking facilities and buildings with flat roofs are ideal for solar panels. Protect your business now and receive federal solar investment tax credits up to 30% in addition to California SGIP battery rebates.
Take control of your electric power destiny
A PV + storage system could keep your critical systems running during an emergency and reduce high utility demand charges by lowering your peak usage every day. You will also earn credit for any power you generate that exceeds your needs. By generating electricity with solar you will also be part of the electrical infrastructure of the future, strengthening the overall resiliency of your community, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
Call us or fill out the form below to start a discussion with our energy experts on how your business can ensure business continuity with solar.