Solar Energy Business Opportunity Ideas

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.

11 comments to Solar Energy Business Opportunity Ideas

  • solar energy, nice idea. thanks for the idea, but can you give us sample sites who offer tutorials about making solar panels. Also can you give samples of schools who offers making solar panels or being certified about solar stuffs.

    If most people use solar energy or other energy sources which is “green” then our planet may have a chance to prolong its lifespan.

  • Andy

    Thanks for the comment,
    We plan to do a complete series on setting up Green businesses including solar and wind technologies. Check back soon.

  • to date, solar panels which generate more than 100Watts are still expensive but hopefully they are getting cheaper each day :

  • Whether you believe in global warming or not, alternative energy is the way to go.

  • Ciurila Ion

    I want to collaborate with a company to sell products and comercial solar energy or
    photovoltaic modules in Romania.

    If you are an international solar energy company please contact me.

    Thank You

  • Henry

    I am a representative of a notable company which specializes in electrical contracts and i am interested in collaborating with a solar power company to market and install its products..I am particularly interested in the products for home and businesses where solar energy will be used to sustain power,lighting,air conditioning in the absence of electrical power.Please contact me for further discussions
    Thank you.

  • Andy

    Good luck Henry,
    If anyone contacts me I will pass your name along to them.

  • shakran

    I am interested in setting up a business franchise through a solar power manufacturer, The dealership would be in Srilanka.If their are any notable companies please contact me for further discussion.
    thank you

  • Unlimited Power

    Here is a little background information about our company.

    Unlimited Powers vision is to provide feasible alternative energy sources. Our commitment to our children and the planet is the road map we have used to find economically feasible solutions utilizing environmentally sound methods. Unlimited Power will offer innovative design and superb installation of solar panels for commercial and residential consumers. Installing solar panels is a great way to use the natural elements of the Earth to create energy. They can be used to collect sunlight and convert it to energy that can be used for electricity. Homeowners and businesses will utilize my service to reduce electrical demands and have a reliable source of power during black outs. In southeast Missouri many Ameren and Black River customers experienced at least a week of power outages during the winter months. At that critical time of the year people must do without refrigeration, heat, wells, and lights. The primary purpose for this service is to accurately size, efficiently design, and safely install your photovoltaic system in accordance to the National Electric Code.

  • john sanders

    I am setting up my own solar power sales and marketing company i am interested in collaborating with a solar power company to market and install its products..I am particularly interested in the products for home and businesses where solar energy will be used to reduce billing and save via green energy the environment ect. Please contact me for further discussions
    Thank you.

  • Nemo

    Nemo
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    September 9th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    john sanders
    August 15th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I am setting up my own solar power sales and marketing company i am interested in collaborating with a solar power company to market and install its products..I am particularly interested in the products for home and businesses where solar energy will be used to reduce billing and save via green energy the environment ect. Please contact me for further discussions
    Thank you.

    Hey John Sanders,
    I was wondering if you have any info on installing and how to bid the labor for installing solar panels.
    Thanks

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