Solar Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels for Many Small Businesses

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Solar power is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the country, and now mom and pop shops can take part in the boom.

SolarCity has devised an an affordable solar power option for small businesses, allowing them to pay less for solar power than they pay the utility. Photo credit: Flickr

SolarCity has devised an an affordable solar power option for small businesses, allowing them to pay less for solar power than they pay the utility. Photo credit: Flickr

Solar panels are usually seen on the roofs of residential buildings, schools, large companies or government institutions, but now, SolarCity is expanding its services to small and medium-sized businesses, or SMBs, the company announced. This move essentially allows local businesses to cut ties to their utility and save money against rising electricity costs with renewable energy.

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