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Extensive Heat Strains Energy Grids

July 31, 2023

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Recent surge in heat waves across the U.S. have poised multiple challenges to energy grids as temperatures rise so does energy demand, which in many areas across the country, including states such as California and Florida, are unable to meet at maximum capacity and efficiency. This poses major risks in day-to-day business operations. However, with these challenges, sustainable solutions, such as commercial solar, pose a valuable option which is able to provide and alleviate the burden on traditional energy grids.

Heat waves across the United States have resulted in the overuse of internal air-conditioning and cooling system units on both residential and commercial properties. In fact, according to a recent article from Scientific American, July 2023 is the hottest month on record and possibly the hottest in over 120,000 years. This has led to significant strain on the energy grid. This has caused some states to set mandates and urge residents to rely less on air-conditioning units to alleviate strains on the energy grid. For example, according to a recent publication with CBS News, in California state officials have urged residents to keep thermostats at a minimum of 78 degrees to prevent electrical blackouts. In other municipalities, such as Las Vegas, temperatures have reached an astonishing 110 degrees Fahrenheit. To mitigate risks that major heat waves cause for businesses, including blackouts that may hurt day-to-day operations, commercial solar provides an alternative decentralized way where businesses can meet energy needs on-site while helping to alleviate strains on the electric grid.

As heat waves continue to pose major challenges to energy grids, integrating commercial solar installations emerges as a vital strategy to combat energy grid strain. Commercial solar is able to manage peak energy demand, enhance grid resilience, and promote decentralized energy generation for businesses providing long term financial and operational health. It also enables businesses to embrace a more greener and sustainable future. As businesses and utility companies increasingly adopt commercial solar, the energy landscape is poised with positive impacts, paving the way towards a climate-resilient world.

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