According to the US Department of Energy, an alternative energy revolution is happening, and it’s generating money and opportunities for companies that are savvy enough to get on board. What is alternative energy, and how can you use it? Scroll down to learn how Environmental Works, Inc. (EWI) can make it work for you.
The Rise of Alternative Energy
In the 1970s, concerns about oil and coal shortages became common, compelling energy professionals to start investing in alternative energy sources. Fast forward to 2020, and it’s amazing how quickly the field has grown. While there are lots of alternative energy technologies emerging right now, two of the most common are solar energy and wind energy.
Solar energy refers to energy that is harvested from the sun. The most common method is the use of photovoltaic (PV) cells. These cells are placed in arrangements that vary in size and are mounted on everything from calculators to the roof of a factory. Use of solar energy grows by 49 percent every year in the United States, and there are currently more than 2.5 million solar installations generating clean energy across the nation. Harvesting solar energy has a minimal impact on the environment once it’s installed. Best of all, it can significantly lower your operating costs.
Wind energy is created when the kinetic energy of wind is collected by wind turbines. If you have traveled through an area that uses wind power, you may have seen large, white and grey structures that look somewhat like windmills. These are actually wind turbines. When wind hits their large propellers and makes them spin, they send the resulting kinetic energy into the grid. Use of wind turbines has grown by more than 25 percent per year over the last decade. They are currently one of the largest resources of alternative energy in the United States. Much like solar energy, wind energy is an environmentally friendly option. If you are in a high-wind area and have lots of space, wind turbines can provide real energy savings for your home or business.
How Can EWI Help Alternative Energy Work for You?
The rise of alternative energy has presented business owners with a unique set of questions and challenges that need to be answered. EWI has been consulting with businesses on using alternative energy since 1992. Our experts are ready to help you work with these technologies in a way that will help the environment and your bottom line.
Environmental Compliance Planning
EWI has a proven track record in helping businesses while effectively complying with regulatory agencies. Our team of experts can help you develop the right environmental management systems for your business that keep you in compliance and still allow you to reap the benefits alternative energy provides. We can conduct audits and assessments of current systems, provide assistance in the creation of operational and reporting plans, and offer extensive training courses.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Once you have your alternative energy technology in place, you need the manpower to take care of it. EWI has a crew of skilled workers and experts who can handle any need your company may have. We also have the most up-to-date equipment and resources available to support our team in the field, who can be deployed to wherever you’re located. Whether you need something as simple as a high-pressure washer or something as complex as drone-based environmental monitoring, we can do the job. We’re with you every step of the way.
No matter how diligently you plan for your alternative energy project, unexpected issues can occur. If you’re working with EWI, you can be sure we’ll have a plan to tackle whatever arises. Our full-service emergency team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will quickly assess the emergency, make a plan, and ensure the solution is in compliance with environmental regulations.
The alternative energy revolution is here. Don’t let your business get left behind. EWI is here to help!
Are you ready to learn more? Contact us today and let us help you make a plan to make alternative energy work for you! We have the in-house expertise, up-to-date tools, and knowledge of the industry to make your alternative energy dreams a reality. Contact us online or call us at 877-827-9500.