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Solential in the Headlines with New Solar Array for the Jasper County Jail

Solential in the Headlines with New Solar Array for the Jasper County Jail

It’s not too often that correctional facilities join the renewable energy movement. But that’s exactly what happened on Monday, April 5, when the Jasper County Jail in Rensselaer, Indiana, celebrated their new 2,232-panel solar array capable of generating 50-100% of their energy needs. Solential designed and installed the solar array in concert with our partner,…

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The Best Energy and Indoor Air Quality Strategies Start with an Audit

The Best Energy and Indoor Air Quality Strategies Start with an Audit

With the extreme winter weather we’ve all experienced this winter, it’s hard not to think about energy. When temperatures go down, energy bills typically go up as we try to heat our workplaces, schools and homes. That can be financially stressful, especially at this time when we’re all trying to recover from the pandemic and…

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Three Misconceptions About Commercial Solar

Three Misconceptions About Commercial Solar

Scanning the headlines today I saw some great news: a solar developer in New Jersey just won approval for its first 50MW project in the state and has plans for five more solar installs for a total investment of $1 billion. Holy cow! That’s a lot of generating muscle not to mention a significant influx…

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Need One Reason to Go Solar Now? The Solar Investment Tax Credit

Need One Reason to Go Solar Now? The Solar Investment Tax Credit

In case you missed it, right at the end of 2020, the U.S. Congress gave a significant gift to every commercial entity considering solar: they passed a multi-year extension of the solar investment tax credit (ITC). And in that one move, gave many businesses, farms, manufacturing plants, distribution centers, rural electric cooperatives, and others one…

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When the Weather Outside Is Frightful, Solential’s Remote Solar Monitoring System Is Delightful

When the Weather Outside Is Frightful, Solential’s Remote Solar Monitoring System Is Delightful

I wish I could say that Midwest winters are enjoyable. You know what I mean: balmy temps, perfect sunshine and just enough rain to keep things green. Sadly, this is not Florida, nor is it the Bahamas or Hawaii for that matter. Midwest winters are cold, wet, icy, gray, and downright miserable. Perfect for staying…

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Solential’s Top 5 Commercial Solar Predictions for 2021

Solential’s Top 5 Commercial Solar Predictions for 2021

Looking back over 2020, I’m kind of in awe. First, who could have predicted that a global pandemic would literally rock our world and bring so many changes to the way we live and work. If you had told me back in January that I’d be working out of my home with my pup Zoey…

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City of Huntingburg Water Treatment Facility Tackles High Energy Costs with New Solar Array

City of Huntingburg Water Treatment Facility Tackles High Energy Costs with New Solar Array

Regardless of the size of a community, people depend on clean water. The truth is, clean water is taken for granted. Turn a faucet on, any faucet, and we expect—and get—clean water. Here’s the rub. Clean water isn’t cheap. Processing is costly as is regulatory compliance. And we, the water customers, are extremely cost sensitive….

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Solar Energy: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Solar Energy: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Have you ever searched for the perfect gift? The one thing your significant other will love and be forever grateful to you for? It’s tough, right? That’s because it’s hard to find a gift that will remain significant over time, that adds happiness on a daily basis, supports a healthier life, is affordable and maybe,…

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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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