Business energy users are increasingly turning towards green items so they can save energy and cut carbon emissions in their workplace.
GreenWiseBusiness.co.uk cites research from Alibaba.com showing searches on its website are up 258 per cent for solar powered refrigerators and up 45 per cent for solar heaters.
Small and medium businesses also looked for energy efficient lighting, the site's figures revealed.
Maggie Choo, general manager at Alibaba, commented: "Though many small and medium businesses may feel that the green economy adds additional pressure to an already challenging struggle to survive, it's important to look to the future and recognise that those failing to embrace sustainability will struggle to attract both investors and customers."
She added: "Penalties for not complying with carbon legislation and demand from customers for green products will rise, so being environmentally sustainable makes increasingly good business sense."
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