In today’s difficult economic times, many companies are looking for ways to cut costs in order to avoid being forced to scale back their operations. Some lay off employees or reduce their man hours or overtime. Others merge with fellow struggling companies in an attempt to pool resources, while reducing competition and overall expenses. This is especially true in the trucking and warehousing industries, with former industry giants such as Roadway and Yellow merger a few years ago.
An option that can reduce operational costs without resorting to any of the aforementioned measures however, is the use of Palmdale solar energy. A major expense for most warehouses, especially those with large refrigerated and frozen sections of their structures, is energy consumption. Converting to alternative sources for powering your warehouses can be the decision that saves your company during this recession, or at the very least, may help you avoid scaling back your operations and lowering your net profits.
Hall’s Warehouse Corporation, Inc., for example, currently has one of the largest rooftop-mounted solar installations in the United States. They also host the largest private and commercial solar energy system in NJ. Their system uses mounted solar panels on their rooftops to collect solar energy from the sun, channel it through an inverter, and turn it into AC current directly to be used by their company. And when they combine the use of solar energy with energy efficient lights, such as fluorescent T-5, they can reduce the amount of energy used by their lighting systems by over 50%.
Another positive aspect of using Palmdale solar energy is a reduced impact on the environment. Warehouses and other large organizations have gotten a bad reputation over the past few decades for being damaging to their surrounding environments. Using solar energy and “going green” shows a commitment to preserving the wellbeing of the area around you. And, depending on your geographical location, some regions or states may even offer tax breaks or other incentives for converting to solar energy.
In fact, in the case of Hall’s Warehouse Corp., EnXco dedicated the solar site to the company. This means that EnXco owns and operates the system, while paying Hall’s to use their rooftops as solar sites and allowing the warehouse to use the solar energy produced by it. Therefore, not only does the warehouse save money on energy consumption expenses, it actually turns a profit in the process.