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2019 Was a Record Year for Renewable Energy. Why Businesses Should Keep It Going with Solar

2019 Was a Record Year for Renewable Energy. Why Businesses Should Keep It Going with Solar

Something surprising has happened in the commercial solar industry. Despite the economic and social interruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the United States are continuing to move forward with plans to adoptsolar energy. According to PV Magazine, 2019 was a historic year for renewable energy like solar because a full 20% of America’s power…

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Away from the Office? Solential’s Cloud-based Solar System Remote Monitoring App’s Got you Covered

Away from the Office? Solential’s Cloud-based Solar System Remote Monitoring App’s Got you Covered

Being away from the office 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 asset management system that enables…

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When It Comes to Solar, Pick Your Partner Carefully

When It Comes to Solar, Pick Your Partner Carefully

There used to be a term called “fly by nights” that referred to companies out to make a quick profit. If you hired one, they disappeared right after you paid them, never to be seen again. In the solar industry, we have a similar term: “drive bys.” These are companies that give you a quote…

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School District Delivers on Promise of a Safe Environment with Move to Solar Energy

School District Delivers on Promise of a Safe Environment with Move to Solar Energy

I saw this article today about a Virginia School District that is converting eight of its locations to solar power. And it moved me. Here we are, beginning to pull out of the coronavirus economic shutdown, which has tested everyone’s resolve and financial status, and this school district still has the vision to make the…

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Why the Triple Bottom Line of Solar Energy Makes Sense Now More Than Ever

Why the Triple Bottom Line of Solar Energy Makes Sense Now More Than Ever

Positive news is brewing in corporate America and we all could use some right about now. Here it is: A growing number of corporations are moving beyond the traditional, singular focus on driving shareholder value to implementing the framework of the triple bottom line—people, profit and planet—into their strategies. The goal of this approach is…

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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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