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4 ways to significantly reduce your company's energy costs

Posted by IndustryNet on Monday, September 18, 2017

100000109solarpanelsThe cost of energy is significant for a business. In the past, barring considerable government supports, alternative energy sources were often more expensive than traditional ones.

Now, in many areas, using alternative energy sources can benefit the bottom line.

With the help of an energy conservation consultant, businesses can operate more efficiently while building a reputation as a green company.

For example, a business that generates biomass waste can convert it into energy is in a position to save money on energy consumption and waste disposal.

Here are some things to consider when studying suppliers of alternative energy sources:

Energy efficiency audits

Before building solar panels or a windmill, it's vital for businesses to measure exactly how much energy is consumed. Getting an analysis will not only reveal existing energy use, but will provide insight on ways to lower operating costs and on available alternative fuel options.

A conservation consultant that specializes in commercial, industrial, and manufacturing clients will deliver expertise to test, analyze, and benchmark systems. The consultant can make recommendations about power quality and consumption efficiencies.

Sun and windsolarpanel

Utilizing natural resources for energy may seem like a no-brainer. There are, however, a number of things to consider when deciding to harvest the sun or wind. It is important to have the right equipment and proper panels for the size of the business and anticipated energy consumption. Finding a solar energy product supplier that understands specific business requirements - whether a large factory or a small building - is essential.

For example, Unirac is a leading manufacturer of solar panels and racks. For more than 15 years, Unirac has overseen more than 500,000 installations across North America.

Harvesting the wind also requires special energy systems. Wind power has even spawned a television following for "turbine cowboys."

Based in South Dakota at the center of North America's wind boom, RENEW Energy Maintenance follows this cowboy attitude and has a "code of the West" when it comes to construction and installation of wind energy systems.


Taking vegetable (like soy or corn) or animal fat oils and transforming them into fuel for energy has been popular for a number of years. Suppliers across the country can fill the needs of companies looking for bioenergy options. Many of these suppliers want to help businesses become energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and save money as well.

For example, White Mountain Biodiesel was started by a group of entrepreneurs who were concerned about the environment and the future of energy. Since 2008, the company has promoted the use of biodiesel as an alternative to fossil fuels. Its founders believe this protects the security of the United States because it keeps money from being sent to foreign governments where fossil fuels are sourced.

Big River Resources, located in Iowa, was also established with the economy in mind. It began in 1992 as a cooperative to create corn-based ethanol as the premier renewable fuel.


Whatever the fuel source, it is a good idea to look into cogeneration equipment suppliers.
These companies can be great one-stop shops that provide a number of different supplies and services.

For example, IntelliGen Power Systems manufactures and installs components and systems. This ensures reliable operation and long life for equipment. The company also remotely monitors operations for performance and proper maintenance.

Oroville Cogen LP has a 25-year history of developing and operating energy projects that are environmentally responsible. Its expertise spans many different alternative energy sources, including wind, biofuels, solar, and natural gas.

For more information on finding alternative energy supplierswindpower

Whether you are looking for a solar panel supplier near you, an energy conservation consultant or biofuel producer, IndustryNet is your go-to-resource, listing suppliers of 10,000+ products and services in the alternative energy sector and beyond. Here, you can zero in on the right supplier, request a quote, message a company directly, download catalogs and more, all in one place -- and all for free. 

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