5 Reasons Why Schools & Universities Should Go Solar!
At any educational institution, many appliances require electricity to work; from the science & computer laboratory to the lighting, the security systems, the heating and the cooling. To state it simply, the campus requires a lot of electrical power to function.
Installing Solar panel systems on campus can be of great value to the institution! And here is why.
It is no doubt that solar panel systems are expensive, but the return on this investment will justify the initial setup costs. Being connected to the power grid means that you need to pay high current bills every month, unlike solar panel systems.
You can save more money, by selling the excess electricity you produce to the grid. For example, during the holidays, there might be very little electrical power needed on campus and the rest could be sold to the grid. Switching to solar power might be the most economical decision you could take for your school, college or university, in the long term.
When you get your products such as the photovoltaic panels, the battery, the inverter, etc, from a reputed vendor, you can be sure that the system will work fine, for a long time! Read our previous blog post here: “The 4 Best Tips for Choosing a Solar Panel Provider”. There is little maintenance needed for the solar panel system to work perfectly, like keeping the panels clean so they work more efficiently and checking on the battery banks every few months for optimal running.
Adding a solar panel system to campus adds to the existing infrastructure of the institution, by increasing its property value. While you minimise the electrical costs, it adds great value to your institution and how it is perceived in public. You can present your academic institution as a green school since you choose to utilize a renewable energy source. Students also become more aware of environmental problems thus giving them a green learning experience.
Unlimited Reliable Energy
Solar Panels are robust and work every minute producing power for the campus. The main source for the panels is the sun, an infinite energy resource hence its highly reliable compared to fossil fuels which may be scarce in a few decades. The solar panel system will protect your electrical needs, without power cuts or shortages interrupting the system.
It is no doubt an educational campus uses a lot of electricity, so why not do it in the right way? There will be a significant decrease in your carbon footprint when you make the switch. It is something to talk about. This certainly works out in your favour as more students choose you over other institutions. As an educational institution, you will be setting an excellent example for other schools, colleges, and universities.
Waiting to make the switch? Call us Now!
Tanway Engineering, a clean energy council accredited installer, operating in Perth/Brisbane guides rooftop solar panel systems for educational institutions. We visit your place to get an understanding of your surroundings and guide you in selecting the best-fit equipment. Tanway Engineering provides photovoltaic solar systems with varying energy outputs that are suitable for your school, college or university campus. If your academic institution is thinking of greener options, contact us now to know more!