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Five Solar Trends that Will Power 2020

Five Solar Trends that Will Power 2020

The new year is well underway with the days growing longer and promise of more sunshine ahead. So what does 2020 hold for the solar industry and for those who want to tap into clean, affordable, sustainable solar power? We took a look into our crystal ball and to industry resources like Solar Power World…

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For this Indiana Business, Moving to Solar Was Far More than a Financial Decision

For this Indiana Business, Moving to Solar Was Far More than a Financial Decision

For Bill Boncosky, CEO of Art to Remember, a child’s artwork is much more than scribbles. Instead, it’s a meaningful milestone of childhood, something to be captured and cherished by parents. Likewise, Boncosky says his decision to make solar power his Indianapolis-based company’s primary source of electricity was not simply financial. No, it was bigger…

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Love Target? Here’s Another Reason Why You Should

Love Target? Here’s Another Reason Why You Should

Back in 2015, Target, the eighth largest retailer in the United States, set the goal of installing solar panels on the rooftops of 500 of its stores by 2020. Installing 100 commercial solar systems a year was ambitious even to Solential. (We’re kind of an ambitious company ourselves!) Although Target stores follow a fairly consistent…

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Want to Maximize Your Solar Investment? Proactive Maintenance Is Key

Want to Maximize Your Solar Investment? Proactive Maintenance Is Key

One of the big selling points of moving to solar energy is the robustness of the technology. A well-designed, well-constructed commercial solar system can easily last upwards of 40 years. That’s a long time to enjoy the cost savings on energy and depreciate your solar investment. Longevity of one’s solar assets doesn’t just happen. Regular,…

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Self-Powered Cities Are Easily Achieved with Solar Energy

Self-Powered Cities Are Easily Achieved with Solar Energy

Changing how we produce and consume energy provides one of the best opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and create a more resilient community. By replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy options, such as solar and wind, Indianapolis can leapfrog other cities across the nation as a leader on climate action. – Thrive Indianapolis…

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How to Determine Which Type of Solar Install Is Right for You

How to Determine Which Type of Solar Install Is Right for You

The cost of solar power systems has dropped dramatically in recent years. They’re so affordable in fact, that increasing numbers of businesses, schools, municipalities, waste-water treatment facilities, hospitals, and agricultural operations are adopting solar. Beyond lower initial costs, there are other benefits adding to the appeal of this sunny, sustainable energy source, including lower overall…

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Four Reasons Why Schools Should Adopt Solar Power

Four Reasons Why Schools Should Adopt Solar Power

There are currently about 5,500 schools in the United States that have converted to solar power. In the process, these same schools are collectively saving  millions of dollars in annual energy costs. How are so many schools able to adopt solar power? Isn’t it cost prohibitive to install and difficult to maintain? It turns out…

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Considering solar energy for your wastewater plant? Here are five things to consider

Considering solar energy for your wastewater plant? Here are five things to consider

Water and wastewater facilities are energy intensive. According to the EPA, these operations typically account for 35 percent of a municipality’s annual energy budget. The reason? Energy is required at all stages of the water treatment process. In water plants, 90% of the energy consumption is attributed to pumps. In wastewater plants, the aeration process…

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