Solar systems are becoming an increasingly more reliable source of energy as the traditional energy market remains uncertain and volatile. Innovations, material availability and workforce capability paired with expanded tax incentives and funding options make systems more affordable than ever.

Solar energy is reliable even in climates and environments that have more cloudy than clear days. The picture shown above from NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) shows a colorized map of the U.S. in terms of annual solar energy production (kwh/m2/year) in comparison to other areas of the world. Note that Germany, one of the world’s top solar producers, has fewer annual sunlight hours than Ohio.

Solar systems are also long lasting. The lifespan of solar systems is around 25-30 years, and the panels only lose about 15-20% production efficiency over that time.  When considering solar, it is crucial to work with a reputable vendor and ensure the panels are warrantied, Tier 1 panels1.

If you are interested in exploring solar for your business, Viridi has a network of trusted vendors and installers and can help you access the various tax credits, incentives and grants available for renewable energy. To get started or to request more information, please contact Claire Wilson (