Compass Solar COO Michael Bourgeois featured again in podcast “Pensacola Right Now”

As the solar industry continues to grow, more and more businesses and municipalities are turning to solar energy as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for their energy needs. In a recent interview with Pensacola Right Now, Michael Bourgeois, the COO of Compass Solar Energy, shared his insights on the current state of the solar industry and the benefits of switching to solar energy. In this blog post, we’ll dive deeper into the interview and explore the advantages of solar energy, the challenges of making the switch, and the future trends shaping the industry. Whether you’re a business owner or just curious about renewable energy, read on to learn more about Compass Solar Energy and the future of solar power.


Interviewer: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome back to Pensacola Right Now. Joining us today is Michael Bourgeois, the COO of Compass Solar Energy. Michael, thank you for joining us.


Michael Bourgeois: Thank you for having me.


Interviewer: So Michael, can you tell us a little bit about the current state of the solar industry and what kind of growth you’re seeing?


Michael Bourgeois: Absolutely. The solar industry is growing at a tremendous rate right now, both nationally and here in Florida. Solar energy installations in Florida have more than doubled in the past two years, and we’re seeing a lot of interest from businesses and municipalities in switching to solar energy. I think a lot of that growth is being driven by falling costs and increasing awareness of the benefits of renewable energy.


Interviewer: That’s great to hear. And what are some of the benefits that businesses and municipalities can expect to see when they switch to solar energy?


Michael Bourgeois: Well, there are a lot of benefits to switching to solar energy. First and foremost, it’s a cost-effective solution for energy needs. By generating their own power from the sun, businesses and municipalities can save a lot of money on their electric bills. Additionally, solar energy is a clean, renewable source of energy, so it has a positive impact on the environment. And finally, by generating their own power, businesses and municipalities can become more energy independent and reduce their reliance on the grid.


Interviewer: That’s really interesting. And what kind of businesses and organizations are you seeing the most interest from when it comes to switching to solar energy?


Michael Bourgeois: We’re seeing interest from all kinds of businesses and organizations, from small businesses to large corporations, from schools to municipalities. I think the key factor is whether or not they have a high energy demand. If they do, then solar energy can be a great cost-effective solution for their energy needs.


Interviewer: And what about the challenges of switching to solar energy? Are there any specific challenges that businesses and municipalities need to be aware of?


Michael Bourgeois: Well, I think the biggest challenge is education. A lot of people still don’t understand how solar energy works, how it can benefit them, or how it can be cost-effective. So we spend a lot of time educating our customers and helping them understand the economics of solar energy. Additionally, there are some technical challenges involved in designing and installing solar energy systems, but those are challenges that we’re well-equipped to handle.


Interviewer: That’s great to hear. And what’s next for Compass Solar Energy? Are there any exciting developments on the horizon?


Michael Bourgeois: Yes, we’re always looking for new ways to improve our services and make solar energy even more accessible and cost-effective. One thing that we’re really excited about is the potential for battery storage to complement solar energy systems. With battery storage, businesses and municipalities can store excess solar energy generated during the day and use it at night or during periods of peak demand. This can help to further reduce energy costs and increase energy independence.


Interviewer: That’s really interesting. Well, Michael Bourgeois, COO of Compass Solar Energy, thank you so much for joining us today.


Michael Bourgeois: Thank you for having me.