Do It Now

Another power bill! Didn’t I just pay one of those? I can’t keep track of my costs any more – between the house and the business, it seems like there’s something draining my funds just about every week. I know that personal and business costs are supposed to be kept separate but, as a small business owner, I find it all just blends into a swirling quagmire of expenses.

I’m starting to think it might be time for me to take the plunge and invest in commercial solar. Melbourne seems to be embracing it, and I always said I’d do it when it was getting towards critical mass. I’m not sure if it’s quite there yet, but time’s a-wastin’ (not to mention my savings). I realise that initial costs will be a thing, but at least I’ll feel like I’m spending on something with a strong return on investment.

There’s other stuff to think about as well. My friend Tony is on this LED tube light rampage at his office. Apparently, they’re way more efficient than fluorescent tubes, which means the building’s solar system can give more bang for Tony’s buck. He’s more excited about the light quality, though – fair enough, knowing what fluorescent lights can be like.

But I’m drifting off topic here. Is now the right time to get into solar? To answer my own question, I think it actually might be, regardless of solar system suppliers’ perpetual insistence that it is. Like I said, the clock’s ticking on this energy crisis that we’re undeniably in, and I reckon solar’s going to explode into being Earth’s primary power source very, very soon.

There’s always the chance of being wrong about things like this, but think about it: there’s no hope for the fossil fuel industry. It’s dead and in the ground, even though it’s still dominating the market. How that works, I don’t know, but I also don’t know how a business owner can afford to wait much longer in this climate.