For those who are want to be self-employed and start their own business, it could be a good idea to consider the many solar energy business opportunities that are out there. Many people are becoming more conscious of the environment and there are an abundance of ‘green’ business ideas available, as people try to lead more environmentally friendly lives.
One such home business opportunity is renting or leasing solar panels. This business is just in its beginning stages but has potential for growth. However, before you get involved in such a business, you would do well to study up on solar energy and its benefits and uses. It is hard to convince potential clients on the virtues of a product that you do not know enough about. You do not have to take university courses or be a college graduate, just give yourself a couple weeks and study up a bit on solar energy.
If you wish to start a business installing solar panels, then there are a few legalities you would need to attend to. First of all, you would need to become certified in solar panel installation. There are a number of green events that offer training sessions in this; one simple way to go about this is to find a solar panel manufacturer that you would like to work with and then sign up for their training and certification program.
If your business is based out of your home, then make sure that it complies with all zoning laws and business laws. It can be helpful to hire a small business lawyer to make sure you get things right. Next, choose a name for your business and register it; there are a number of solar companies out there so make sure that your choice of name is not identical to another company’s. The Federal Trademark Database website, uspto.gov, is a good place to check whether your intended business name is taken or not. After picking a business name, you will need to secure it via this site.
Another alternative is to start a solar power business. Some states actually give tax credits to those who have alternative energy systems installed in their homes; if you live in such a state, you have the potential for a successful business. One of the simplest ways to set up such as business is to buy a franchise from a solar panel manufacturer and set up a dealership. You would also need to buy the needed equipment from the same manufacturer, as the equipment needed to set up a solar power system in a home differs from brand name to brand name.
If you get involved in such a business, it is a wise idea to set up such a system in your own home. Not only does it save you money on the electricity bill, but then you will really know what you are talking about when you approach potential clients. You could also have an open house to demonstrate to visitors how such a system works.
As we run out of oil and natural gas there will be more and more solar energy business opportunities available which can be scaled into large enterprises.