Solar power is on the rise. In fact, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the amount installed in the United States grew 485 percent between 2010 and 2013. Repeat, 485 percent! That’s a lot of solar power.
And why not? The cost of solar power continues to decrease, it generates electricity in a clean and reliable way, and it saves money. Most people would call that a win-win-win. Not only is it becoming more popular among households, but big companies are also buying into the solar power phenomenon. Below are seven businesses you may not have realized use solar power.
#6 ACE Recycling & Disposal
In May 2014, ACE Recycling & Disposal installed 919 solar panels, completing the largest solar parking structure in Utah at the time. The company expected a 40 percent decrease in its electric bill from the new installation.
“We are moving forward with our goal to generate renewable energy as a step to be self-sufficient and secure our company’s future,” says Matt Stalsberg, one of the company’s owners. “All of our green decisions have to make financial sense because you can’t do it for free.”