This article is suggesting some service oriented solar business opportunities. It is dedicated to people who want to get the most out of the sun. It is insider information and thoughts from me as a solar pv technician myself to those people who are striving to make the world a better place by encouraging others to go solar by all means.
This article and the website itself (johnconsol.com) can be a very fruitful source of solar ideas that could help you and your companies develop and improve you solar businesses.
Solar Business Opportunities – Service Oriented Examples
One of the solar businesses that do not require lots of capital is coming up with a solar service business. Just like us we are solar business consultants. We look for new customers for your company by giving you the right information about solar energy and by conveying your names to customers
Again by my research I have found the services that are worthy profits to provide them to your customers.
Become solar energy Consultant
A lot of people have hesitated to install solar power in their homes. Why? This is because they have lacked someone to provide the correct information about solar energy. A lot of people want to hear someone telling them whether it makes sense to drop the utility and install solar power on their home. And this is where the opportunity comes in; you can be that someone that helps solar energy to make sense to others. Be a solar consultant and make sure you are an expert in this. Help others to go solar just with few dollars.
Become A Solar Cleaner
You can be a solar technician but you can’t just sit and wait for million dollars solar contract to come flying to you yet you have no job. As you know solar panels produce very little electricity when they are covered with snow or dust. Many solar system owners would prefer someone to clean their solar panels for them. You can form a company that goes around cleaning and dusting the solar panels and the snow that fall on the solar panels. Be smart and start it now.
As you all know there are so many government programs inciting people to go solar. And this is because going solar tends to be very expensive. There are banks also which are willing to give solar loans to facilitate you going solar. So why not provide help to clients to find money to develop their projects. Just like the mortgage and insurance brokers why not why not come up with your solar energy brokerage service.
Solar Energy Appraisal
Just like the real estate appraisals why not come up with a business that comes up with solar energy appraisals. And set that your business will be assess and value solar photovoltaic arrays on properties on sale.
Or you can also valuate the available potential of including solar installations on a building
Provide Solar Repairs
Solar energy systems are known to last for long. The solar panels usually have 25 year warranty. This means they can even go for ten more years. Though having this huge life span, there is need for maintenance and repairs. Especially on old systems there is need to upgrade the inverters and the battery banks, wiring replacements and other repairs needed.
Start Up A School
Do you have a company that has a very high reputation? Do you have a company that every solar technician would love to work for? This is your call. You might not be able to employ them but with your reputation they can be able to get jobs in other companies. You can start a training program that offers a certificate with your name just for few dollars. You will not only make profit but also have helped others with skills. Just like Samsung due to their popularity they now have Samsung School in Korea.
Many solar companies employ people to do energy auditing. This is another service that if you are an expert at it you can make whole lots of dollars.
This entails making energy audits and helping people reduce their electricity consumption.
These are just but a few solar business ideas and opportunities that I had in mind. There are so many others, you just have to look for the solar business gaps and bridge them. Never the less no matter which solar business you decide to take on, you will need to attract more customers and retain them.
And one of the brilliant ways to do it is to make sure you create a website for your business.
I hope you found this short article to be helpful and as always,
Thank you for reading
I wish you success with your solar business!
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