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Is Solar the Answer to America’s Rising Energy Stress?

Is Solar the Answer to America’s Rising Energy Stress?

Yes and no. How’s that for an answer?  Here’s a better one: It’s complicated. The reason is you can’t simply install a commercial solar array at your business, wastewater treatment facility, grain mill, food processing plant, or school and consider your energy issues to be over and done with. Yes, you will reduce your immediate…

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Leading U.S. Pork Producer Adds Solar to Reduce Energy Costs, Elevate Sustainable Farming

Leading U.S. Pork Producer Adds Solar to Reduce Energy Costs, Elevate Sustainable Farming

GRIGGSVILLE, Illinois (May 17, 2022) – – Citing a need to diffuse accelerating energy costs and a desire to advance sustainable farming practices, The Maschhoffs broke ground today on a new 3.06-megawatt solar array at its Griggsville Feed Mill. Dignitaries gathered at the 11-acre site of the solar field today to celebrate the significant step…

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Q&A with Mark Falahee: Understanding Energy Use Is the First Step to Smart Energy Solutions

Q&A with Mark Falahee: Understanding Energy Use Is the First Step to Smart Energy Solutions

A curious mind on the Solential marketing team recently sat down with the new guy, Mark Falahee, director of business development, to pick his brain on these turbulent times in energy. One thing we learned is the dude is an optimist. He’s wired to turn problems into opportunities. To that end, there’s nothing he likes…

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Jim Shaw Has a Solution for Water Utilities Drowning in High Energy Costs: Microgrids

Jim Shaw Has a Solution for Water Utilities Drowning in High Energy Costs: Microgrids

Like the rest of America, the water and wastewater processing utilities are feeling the pain of rising energy costs. Unlike families, the industry can’t just dial back the thermostat to reduce monthly energy bills. Producing drinking water and processing wastewater requires energy and lots of it. There is no dialing back. And unlike most businesses,…

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In an Industry First, Solential Energy Is Bringing Floatovoltaic Solar Solutions to Midwest Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

In an Industry First, Solential Energy Is Bringing Floatovoltaic Solar Solutions to Midwest Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

CARMEL, Indiana (November 4, 2021) – – Solential Energy, a leading provider of solar energy generation and storage solutions, today announced a strategic initiative that will make renewable solar energy a much more attractive option for municipalities, and water and wastewater treatment plants seeking to lower energy costs and boost resilience. This initiative involves bringing…

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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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