Solar Panel Parking Roofs for A&P Supermarkets
Today, saving energy is considered one of the most controversial and challenging issues not only in the USA but around the world (Lockwood, 2006). It should be noted that solar parking roofs are of great significance, and this is owed to the fact that they not only protect cars from fierce sunny rays but also save energy for organizations, companies, and communities. The efforts of myriads of companies to embrace the technology have faced financial constraints. Reports indicate that customers of various companies and firms complain a lot about inefficient parking roofs that expose their automobiles to great damage. Arguably, solar panel parking roofs are beneficial because they potentially increase car protection from solar rays, and thus, companies save money by paying bills for extra energy. Besides, the embrace of technology could boost customer flow to companies, and this could boost organizational profitability (Kotler & Armstrong, 2006). Also, the embrace of technology could see the provision of ecological solutions of saving energy (Lockwood, 2006). With these perspectives in mind, this study specifically focused on the construction of solar panel parking roofs for A&P Supermarkets to provide better car’s protection from the sun, and this would help the organization save money from its budget and save energy.
Interviews were conducted with chief directors who are engaged in the solar parking panel roofs to know their opinions about the benefits of the system and services which it provides. Also, interviews were conducted with people who live in the state of New York to know their thoughts concerning solar parking protection. Other interviews were conducted with employees of A&P Supermarkets to get their opinions regarding the proposed new parking protection. There was a review of all companies that deal with solar panel parking roofs, and vital information regarding the pros and cons of the industry was obtained. The review also saw the hiring of marketing specialists who carried out research towards the implementation of solar panels parking roofs in the State of New York. This report concludes that solar parking panel roofs are one of the best tools for saving energy and protecting cars from solar roofs. However, financial constraints jeopardize the efforts of various companies in the implementation of the same (Aptea.com, 2015). Companies such as A&P Supermarkets should construct solar panel parking roofs to address the frequent complaints from customers regarding the same.
Solar parking panel rooftops significantly protect cars from solar rays, which cause great damage to them. As far as the chain A&P Supermarkets suffers from a huge number of complaints from the side of customers due to horrible parking areas that are completely uncovered, the construction of solar panel parking roofs is essential. To save A&P’s money in paying bills, the mentioned solution, which is the construction of solar panel parking roofs to the existing problem, seems quite reasonable.
A huge number of A&P supermarket’s chains are situated in the state of New York. Furthermore, the company has started to receive a lot of complaints from its customers, especially from the New York region, that during the summer period the cars’ protection cannot provide a sufficient cover from solar rays as far as the temperatures are quite high during the season. It is unfortunate that communication between the CEO and heads of regional departments is not appropriate towards the issue of constructing solar panel parking roofs. With the branch of A&P in New York having approximately 10000 employees, more attention should be dedicated to the mentioned perspective.
In this case, the main proposal is the development of a plan for the construction of solar panel parking roofs in the state of New York, and this is seen as the first step in the project. The proposal focuses on the reduction of energy to save money of the company’s budget and encourage the use of solar panel parking roofs to ensure the protection of cars from solar rays during the period of summer. One of the goals of this study was to persuade chief directors of A&P Supermarkets to hasten the approval of this project for the purpose of its objectives and goals in the near future.
Overview of the research process
To address the incessant complaints by customers about the exposure of their cars to fierce sunny rays during Summer, and to gather support for the construction of solar panel parking roofs in the companies in the state of New York such as A&P Supermarkets, interviews were conducted (Creswell & Plano Clark, 2007) with chief directors engaged in the solar parking panel to know their opinions on the benefits of the proposed system and which services the system provides. A questionnaire for the interviews was created, and questions contained in it are included in Appendix A.
The second set of interviews was conducted with people who live in the state of New York to know their thoughts on solar parking protection. Moreover, interviews were conducted with employees of A&P Supermarkets to obtain vital information regarding new parking protection.
Background on Solar Panel Parking Roofs for A&P Supermarkets
Despite the myriads of debates on the need for saving energy globally, A&P Supermarkets have done very little towards the eradication of the challenge. The company has faced financial constraints in its efforts to save energy through ways such as the construction of solar panel parking roofs. Most of the company’s customers continue to raise complaints about the inefficiency of the parking roofs, which expose their cars to great damage. The only way of solving and addressing customers’ complaints remains the construction of solar panel parking roofs for A&P Supermarket chains, particularly in New York.
Currently, A&P Supermarkets’ parking is not protected from the sun’s rays and heat, and this, exposes customers’ cars to great damage, which has triggered numerous complaints from customers. The efforts to address the problem have been jeopardized by great financial problems that the organization faces (Aptea.com, 2015). Approximately $2000 is needed to initiate the process of constructing solar panel parking roofs though the funds remain unavailable.
Challenges for the construction of solar panel parking roofs
A&P Supermarkets is doing a lot to address the frequent complaints raised by customers concerning the exposure of their cars to great risk because of the inefficient parking bays. However, various challenges such as financial problems have obstructed the efforts aimed at addressing customers’ complaints. Based on the interviews conducted, the financial problems can be overcome to ensure that solar panel parking roofs are constructed in the nearest future. The interviews conducted and surveys reveal that over 1000 residents are willing to have solar parking panel roofs to protect cars of Americans in parking areas during hot weather (Bureau, 2015).
Is building solar parking panel roofs in the state of New York an appropriate solution?
According to the report of U.S. Statistical Bureau, solar panels are fundamental because they up to save $0.29 per kilowatt, and it allows saving nearly 313-kilowatt hours per month. Seemingly, the solar panel system has a lot of benefits such as efficacy and orientation of the system. In fact, it appears that implementation of solar parking panel roofs could potentially decrease the amount of energy that allows saving some money on paying bills for the company. As a matter of fact, it is essential to add that A&P Supermarkets will be capable of handling the financial problems, which have been recurrent in the recent years. Moreover, the construction of solar panel parking roofs for A&P Supermarkets will help in the enhancement of the flow of customers in the state of New York due to the reason of the explicit positioning in the market. With this perspective in mind, it is true that the embrace of the proposal could see an increase in the number of customers visiting organizations such as A&P Supermarkets in the state of New York.
To address or find a solution to the myriads of problems that A&P Supermarkets and other companies in the state of New York face, particularly the complaints raised by customers regarding the exposure of their cars to a risk of damage from sun rays and excessive heat during summer, this study comes up with a key recommendation.
- Solar panel parking roofs should be constructed for A&P Supermarkets and other companies in the state of New York.
The implementation of the above recommendation could increase car protection from solar rays and save company’s money in paying bills for extra energy. Moreover, the implementation of the idea could potentially enhance the flow of customers who will be willing to buy products in A&P Supermarkets. It should also be noted that solar parking panel roofs provide ecological solutions of saving energy. Furthermore, it appears that they can not only save money on paying bills but also bring into action ecological issues, perspectives that are all beneficial not only to A&P Supermarkets but also other companies in the state of New York and around the world.
Briefly, the significance of solar panel parking roofs is underscored by the fact that American cities are covered nearly with 40% of the same (Washington Post, 2015). As a matter of fact, it is also notable that solar carport installations that are utilized in solar parking panel roofs have 28 acres in size, and they produce 8 megawatts of power or about energy for 1,000 homes (Washington Post, 2015). This is an insinuation that solar panel parking roofs are one of the best tools in the efforts to saving energy and protecting cars from excessive sun’s rays and heat (Takebayashi, 2014). Furthermore, the implementation of the initiative could potentially reduce the A&P Supermarkets’ payment of bills. That is to say, the introduction of the solar panel parking roofs would be an appropriate decision in order to resolve or address the complaints from customers regarding the exposure of their cars to great risk in parking areas.
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