(Harnessing the sun’s energy.)
I wonder what Ray Kroc would think about a franchise business selling a portion of the sun’s energy for a profit.
(I’ll bet he would be smiling and at the same time, shaking his head in disbelief.)
I’ll bet that Joe Bono of Solar Universe would be more than happy to explain the benefits of a green energy type of franchise business model.
Joe’s the CEO of this franchise, which recently secured funding to expand even more than they are already are. They dominate the solar franchise scene. (Disclosure; I’ve been an evangelist for them for a couple of years now, and have done some of their content marketing.)
I’ve been interested in solar energy for a long time; it just makes sense to me on so many different levels.
For example, did you know that some local energy utilities will actually buy back extra solar power that you are generating from your home or business? It comes in the form of a credit; they roll back your meter’s dials by the amount of extra energy you produce.
Who wouldn’t enjoy seeing that? I mean really seeing it. Heck, if I had solar panels installed by Solar Universe on my house, I would throw a rollback party. I’d invite everybody in the neighborhood to gather around my outdoor electric meter at the exact time the dials were going to be rolling back.
Do you think that Solar Universe would pick up a few extra sales in my neighborhood?
I think our country may be ready to throw a few rollback parties.
If you’re an electrical contractor, (or know of one) adding a solar energy franchise to your existing business might be one heck of an add-on business.
For years to come.
Am I on the money here, or am I a dreamer?
What do you think about solar power? Can we make it work?