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How to Determine Which Type of Solar Install Is Right for You

How to Determine Which Type of Solar Install Is Right for You

The cost of solar power systems has dropped dramatically in recent years. They’re so affordable in fact, that increasing numbers of businesses, schools, municipalities, waste-water treatment facilities, hospitals, and agricultural operations are adopting solar. Beyond lower initial costs, there are other benefits adding to the appeal of this sunny, sustainable energy source, including lower overall…

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Four Reasons Why Schools Should Adopt Solar Power

Four Reasons Why Schools Should Adopt Solar Power

There are currently about 5,500 schools in the United States that have converted to solar power. In the process, these same schools are collectively saving  millions of dollars in annual energy costs. How are so many schools able to adopt solar power? Isn’t it cost prohibitive to install and difficult to maintain? It turns out…

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Considering solar energy for your wastewater plant? Here are five things to consider

Considering solar energy for your wastewater plant? Here are five things to consider

Water and wastewater facilities are energy intensive. According to the EPA, these operations typically account for 35 percent of a municipality’s annual energy budget. The reason? Energy is required at all stages of the water treatment process. In water plants, 90% of the energy consumption is attributed to pumps. In wastewater plants, the aeration process…

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