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A Solential Thanksgiving:  Gratitude from Our Team

A Solential Thanksgiving: Gratitude from Our Team

I think there’s one thing we can all agree on: 2020 has been a stressful, challenging, crazy kind of year. From the moment we went into a lock down last March, life has been one big roller coaster. But you know something? We’re surviving. We’ve learned to cope and continue our lives knowing there’s light…

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End of 2020 Signals a Drop in the Solar Investment Tax Credit

End of 2020 Signals a Drop in the Solar Investment Tax Credit

In 2005, the U.S. federal government gave the solar industry plus everyone who wanted to take advantage of this clean, renewable energy source a gift: the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This act created the original solar tax credit of 30% to offset the cost to install a solar panel system, be it commercial or…

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Agrivoltaics: A Possible Connection Point for Solar Energy and Farmlands

Agrivoltaics: A Possible Connection Point for Solar Energy and Farmlands

Here’s a fact you probably haven’t considered before: America, from Maine to Alaska and down to Hawaii, encompasses over 3.5 million square miles of space. With all of that land, it would seem like there’s plenty of room for everyone. But as with everything else, some land is more desirable than others. This is true…

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Here’s How Your City Can Go Solar: Lead, Advocate, Fund, Celebrate!

Here’s How Your City Can Go Solar: Lead, Advocate, Fund, Celebrate!

I recently shared the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s monthly report predicting 2021 to be a big year for solar energy adoption and consumption. As head of sales for Solential Energy, I am excited to see more growth in our industry and America’s adoption of clean, renewable solar energy. Where I see the biggest opportunity for…

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U.S. Energy Information Administration’s October Report Tells Us Renewables, Solar Will Continue to Rise

U.S. Energy Information Administration’s October Report Tells Us Renewables, Solar Will Continue to Rise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its monthly report on October 6 and not surprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll. Electricity consumption in 2020 is predicted to the 2.2% less than last year. One area where electricity consumption is expected to rise is in Americans’ homes. I guess that’s to be expected…

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World Energy Outlook 2020: Solar Is the New King of Electricity

World Energy Outlook 2020: Solar Is the New King of Electricity

“I see solar becoming the new king of the world’s electricity markets. Based on today’s policy settings, it is on track to set new records for deployment every year after 2022. If governments and investors step up their clean energy efforts, the growth of both solar and wind would be even more spectacular – and…

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Smarter Solar Siting: Creativity, Empathy Are Part of a Winning Approach

Smarter Solar Siting: Creativity, Empathy Are Part of a Winning Approach

A University of Rhode Island researcher came out with a study in late September that caught my eye. It found that utility scale solar power installations caused housing values near the arrays to decline. The closer the proximity, the larger the decline. Site selection is a critical part of the solar solutions Solential provides to…

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What Is a Solar Power Purchase Agreement and Why You Should Take a Closer Look

What Is a Solar Power Purchase Agreement and Why You Should Take a Closer Look

Converting to solar power is growing more attractive to a growing number companies, school districts and farms. In addition to supporting a more sustainable future and America’s energy independence, solar energy often brings lower, more stable pricing to your monthly electricity bills. This is particularly true as America continues to receover from the pandemic’s economic…

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Wabash Valley Power Alliance Makes It Easy for Co-ops to Be Green with Community Solar

Wabash Valley Power Alliance Makes It Easy for Co-ops to Be Green with Community Solar

Kermit the Frog used to lament that it “wasn’t easy being green” and up until recently, rural electric cooperatives (RECs) and their members were likely in agreement with the legendary muppet. With small residential solar arrays running upwards of $20,000, going green with renewable energy was financially out of reach for most rural residents, farms,…

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America’s Water Treatment Industry Faces Big Challenges.  Here’s How Solar Energy Flips the Dialogue to Big Opportunities.

America’s Water Treatment Industry Faces Big Challenges. Here’s How Solar Energy Flips the Dialogue to Big Opportunities.

Experts agree that America’s water and wastewater treatment industry is facing a number of significant challenges. Customers are often oblivious to the issues. As long as clean water comes from the faucet, the shower’s hot, the pool is crystal blue and waste is handled properly, life’s good, right? Beneath this false sense of security are…

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