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Reducing Costs of America’s Prison System with Solar Energy

Reducing Costs of America’s Prison System with Solar Energy

Solar power is all about creating opportunities to lower energy costs. Here’s a huge opportunity most people have never considered: Converting America’s prison system to solar. I know what you’re thinking. “Corey, why would we do that?“ The answer is simple: Economics. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that the United States spends more than…

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With Many Nonprofits in Pandemic Survival Mode, Solar Energy May Be an Important Lifeline

With Many Nonprofits in Pandemic Survival Mode, Solar Energy May Be an Important Lifeline

The coronavirus pandemic has another victim. America’s nonprofit organizations, from homeless shelters and food banks to boys and girls clubs and animal rescues, have been devastated. According to a recent article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, many nonprofits have shifted from preserving programs and their staffs to survival mode. According to a survey of more…

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Five Compelling Reasons to Adopt Solar Now – Even in a Stalled Economy

Five Compelling Reasons to Adopt Solar Now – Even in a Stalled Economy

I saw the above stats about how solar energy adoption has accelerated in recent years and was intrigued. Most people understand that solar energy is a clean alternative to fossil fuels and dramatically reduces carbon emissions. Yet it took 40 years of convincing for businesses, cities, schools, farms, and individuals to “go solar.” What‘s fueled…

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Coronavirus Lockdown Hack: Solential’s SaaS App Enables 24/7 Solar System Monitoring from Anywhere in the World

Coronavirus Lockdown Hack: Solential’s SaaS App Enables 24/7 Solar System Monitoring from Anywhere in the World

CARMEL, Indiana (May 13, 2020) – – Working from home can be nerve-wracking, particularly for those responsible for operating essential services like wastewater treatment plants, hospitals, municipal buildings, prisons, and farms. How do you detect an issue with your solar system if you’re not onsite? Solential Energy has the solution: a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) remote…

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Pandemic Opportunity: Make Schools Healthier for Students, More Affordable for Communities with Solar Power

Pandemic Opportunity: Make Schools Healthier for Students, More Affordable for Communities with Solar Power

Across the United States, schools and college campuses are uncharacteristically silent, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. It seems odd there are no proms, no spring pageants, no baseball or softball, no graduations. What there is plenty of is time to reflect on the new “normal” and how best to protect the health of students, teachers,…

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IN-ACRE: New Coalition Promotes Clean Energy, Property Rights for Hoosier Farmers

IN-ACRE: New Coalition Promotes Clean Energy, Property Rights for Hoosier Farmers

Guess who’s not on lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis? Indiana’s farmers. It’s planting season so their social distancing is inside a tractor cab. Despite the pandemic, it’s obvious the Hoosier state remains serious about feeding a hungry world. Let me share some numbers with you. As of 2018, Indiana had 56,649 farms, 94,350 farmers with…

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Going Solar with Solential in Five Easy Steps

Going Solar with Solential in Five Easy Steps

This year was predicted to be a record year for solar energy adoption, particularly for commercial installations. The benefits – sustainable, clean and a way to lower long-term energy costs – were finally too great for many cities, schools, farms, and businesses to ignore. And then the coronavirus hit and America was sent home to…

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Has the Coronavirus Paused Your Solar Project? Here’s Why You Should Reboot Now

Has the Coronavirus Paused Your Solar Project? Here’s Why You Should Reboot Now

As we enter week 3 of the coronavirus  quarantine, life as we know it has hit a big pause button. Many of us are working at home. Our kids are out of school. No sporting events. No nights out with friends. No vacations. Nothing that draws a crowd. Naturally, everyone is scrambling to adjust and…

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COVID-19: A Message from Solential President Jim Shaw

COVID-19: A Message from Solential President Jim Shaw

March 20, 2020 To Our Valued Customers, Partners and Friends, Two weeks ago, few would have imagined that the COVID-19 virus would spark a global pandemic and turn the lives of millions of people upside down. Yet here we are, all in the same boat of uncertainty, striving for a sense of normalcy. At Solential,…

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How this Woman Is Helping America’s Farmers Secure Solar Power and a Sustainable Future

How this Woman Is Helping America’s Farmers Secure Solar Power and a Sustainable Future

Solential Energy is fortunate to partner with industry leaders that help make the process of switching to sustainable solar power easy and more affordable. One of these partners is Christi Southerland, managing partner of Prosperity Ag, a company that specializes in helping farmers and agriculture-focused rural companies secure grants for solar projects and other needs….

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