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Why On-Premise Solar Energy Generation Is the Solution to Painful Energy Costs + Demand Charges

Why On-Premise Solar Energy Generation Is the Solution to Painful Energy Costs + Demand Charges

As if water and wastewater treatment plant operators didn’t already have enough on their collective plates, the recent surge in energy prices and expected ongoing inflation is adding to the industry’s collective headaches. Add these new woes to an existing problem—energy demand charges—and the struggle to cover a plant’s energy costs and maintain rates to…

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How Floatovoltaics Can Optimize Your Wastewater Lagoons + Cut Energy Costs

How Floatovoltaics Can Optimize Your Wastewater Lagoons + Cut Energy Costs

If you’re a wastewater operator or county commissioner, you know you’re facing some headwinds. Your energy prices are about to go through the roof if they aren’t already. You’d like to tap into renewable energy but don’t have the footprint for a big ground-mounted solar array. And you’re worrying rates for customers will have to…

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Can Microgrids Make Water and Wastewater  Treatment Plants More Resilient?

Can Microgrids Make Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants More Resilient?

Natural weather events like Hurricane Ida, last winter’s arctic freeze in Texas, and Midwestern tornadoes can cripple America’s water and wastewater treatment facilities’ ability to deliver essential services to customers in an affordable manner. Municipalities and operators are looking for solutions that will strengthen their resiliency and keep their operations running smoothly and affordably for…

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Floatovoltaics: the Hottest Solar Solution for Midwest Water Treatment Facilities

Floatovoltaics: the Hottest Solar Solution for Midwest Water Treatment Facilities

One of the most exciting things in the solar industry is the rise of innovative solutions that continue to make solar power the preferred renewable energy of choice for commercial and governmental applications. Our favorite “hot” technology is “floatovoltaics” and if Solential gets our way, we’ll be among the first if not the first commercial…

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Solential’s Solar Solution for the City of Carmel Is Live – and We Have the Video to Prove It

Solential’s Solar Solution for the City of Carmel Is Live – and We Have the Video to Prove It

Earlier this summer, the Solential team joined the City of Carmel, Indiana, as it was honored as one of the world’s most livable cities by the International Making Cities Livable Conference, a conference it also hosted. Now, we’re celebrating with Carmel officials as its two new solar systems from Solential are helping to power the…

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The Reason Water and Wastewater Industries Are Turning to Microgrids? Resilience

The Reason Water and Wastewater Industries Are Turning to Microgrids? Resilience

Texas has always been a proud, resilient state but last February’s historic winter storm brought the Lone Star State to its knees in more ways than one. While the electrical power outages were in the headlines, another piece of the state’s critical infrastructure was in disaster mode: its water and wastewater treatment facilities. Due to…

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Six Reasons Why Solar Power Belongs in Your Community

Six Reasons Why Solar Power Belongs in Your Community

This week, Solential’s hometown of Carmel, Indiana, is hosting the International Making Cities Livable Conference . Hundreds of guests from around the will be touring Carmel to experience all of the innovative things city leaders have done to make Carmel among the most attractive places in which to live and do business. Solential is especially…

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How to Add Solar to Your Wastewater Plant in 10 Easy Steps

How to Add Solar to Your Wastewater Plant in 10 Easy Steps

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) designating funds for upgrading twater treatment and wastewater plant infrastructure, there’s been growing interest in adding solar to these critical facilities. There’s a simple reason for that: moving to solar power has the potential to reduce a plant’s annual energy costs by 50% or more. Learn more about…

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Solential’s Hometown of Carmel, IN to Host International Making Cities Livable Conference In June – We’ll Be There!

Solential’s Hometown of Carmel, IN to Host International Making Cities Livable Conference In June – We’ll Be There!

The last 18 months have made it extremely clear have important it is to have safe, livable cities. I’m fortunate Solential Energy is headquartered in the City of Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. Carmel city officials and leaders have very thoughtfully planned and created a model community that welcomes businesses and residents. Why do…

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How Should Indiana Spend Its $1.28B in American Rescue Plan Dollars? Here’s a Suggestion: Power Wastewater Plants with Solar.

How Should Indiana Spend Its $1.28B in American Rescue Plan Dollars? Here’s a Suggestion: Power Wastewater Plants with Solar.

When I wrote about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 two weeks ago, I felt like we’d all just hit the lottery. Think about it: there is now $350 billion available to help states, counties, and cities recover from the pandemic. The one big question is: How are we going to spend these…

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