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Renewable Energy for Small Business Owners

Photo of an Applebee's Restaurant.

This Applebee's Restaurant in North Carolina uses a photovoltaic system to provide its building with electricity.

There are a number of renewable energy technologies that small businesses can use, whether in a home office, small office, or commercial building. Some are best incorporated in new buildings, as they are built. Others can easily be added to an existing building.

Technologies that are commercially available today for small businesses include:

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