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There are a wealth of reasons to take your company in a new, green direction. But the main ones most businesses consider are about increasing profits and attracting clients. From a business owner’s perspective, here are some points you may not have considered regarding the benefits solar has on a business:

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  • We’ve reached the point where governments have started to take action against companies with high emissions outputs. So depending on your business, if your company isn’t environmentally friendly, you could be at risk. By reducing your emissions, you’re protecting your business against the potential of these costly regulations.
  • Conversely, green businesses can take advantage of state and federal legislation that provide rewards/benefits to companies that exhibit themselves as environmentally friendly “low polluters”.
  • Polls have shown that between 50% and 80% of today’s customers will choose an environmentally friendly company over one that is not. Going green makes you more attractive to your existing and new clients.
  • Marketing your business as an environmentally friendly business enhances your ability to attract more customers.

Conserving energy and preserving the environment use to be something most would let “the other guy” worry about. But now, it’s a concept that’s become commonplace, a lifestyle that’s more mainstream not just in the operating decisions of business owners but in the purchase decisions of their customers.

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For a financial analysis of how solar energy can benefit your business, contact Beaumont Solar at 508-990-1701 for an expert analysis focused on your business’ unique financial model.

This post originally appeared on Beaumont Solar Co’s Photon to Grid blog

By John Fitzgerald Weaver

John Fitzgerald Weaver is a solar developer; known digitally as the 'Commercial Solar Guy.' As a project developer and installer, he’s sold and managed 50+ solar projects, valued over $25 million, ranging in size from 5kW to 1500kW. He’s been involved in many aspects of the solar supply chain –- as a company founder, developer, project manager, manufacturer, permit runner, salesman, contractor and financier. In his free time he tries to get away and clear his mind by climbing mountains, or more regularly by enjoying an IPA or scotch, and really loves the strange connection between politics, energy, finance, and environment in the energy world.

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