Solar energy is the fastest growing source of power according to Bloomberg. Large companies are turning to the advantages of solar energy as a way of reducing costs, becoming more efficient, and producing a smaller environmental footprint.

Keep reading for some of solar energy’s many advantages for the industrial and manufacturing industry.

Advantages of Solar Energy

Financial Savings

The first and most obvious advantage is the financial one. While the initial upfront investment of solar equipment may seem large, the long terms savings far outweigh it.

The global demand for cleaner energy sources has increased the demand for solar equipment. The increased demand has resulted in increased manufacturing.

The results of increased supply and more a more efficient supply chain is lower consumer costs. The same effect can be seen in other technologies such as cell phones and laptops.

The decline in setup cost results in solar energy becoming more accessible for large manufacturing companies who need a large number of solar panels to run their facilities.

Water Efficient

Solar systems do not require water to operate. Often large machinery requires a water cooling system to maintain operation efficiently.

There is no more concern about polluting the local environment and water supply. There is no pull or strain on the local water supply.

Water consumption in an industrial setting can be greatly reduced by eliminating a system that utilizes water.


Solar power is less prone to large-scale failure. Disruption of one location will not cut all power off to the entire region.

Industrial applications of solar energy provide a level of security to power supplied by microgrids.

You don’t want your production numbers to fall short because you couldn’t power on your manufacturing plant.

Peak Power

Power demand cycles in volume throughout the day. By using solar power you can ensure an even and regulated power source throughout the day.

Solar and other sources of power are combined in fluctuating amounts to provide a steady supply throughout the day.

Having a steady supply of energy throughout the day puts less strain on your equipment. When you have less strain, your equipment experiences less wear.

Less wear on your equipment means it will last longer. The longer your equipment lasts, the more money you save.

Energy Independence

By supplying your own energy source your company will not be as dependent on other sources. This means reduced costs from outside energy sources.

In addition, you can utilize the large roof space of your manufacturing plant to house a large number of solar panels.

You could sell the excess energy you produce. Often, traditional energy companies will “buy back” the energy produced by solar panels owned by its customers.

A large number of solar panels that can be utilized on large industrial buildings could result in noticeable returns from excess energy.

Maintain your plant

Once you are utilizing the advantages of solar energy for your plant, it’s important to maintain the equipment.

Just as you would perform regular maintenance on your manufacturing equipment, you should perform regular maintenance on your solar panels.

Contact us for maintenance, repair, and fabrication of rotors, stators, and armatures and all of your electrical machine needs.

Electrical Apparatus offers a number of custom services built to suit your repair needs