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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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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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Can Solar Power Breathe New Life into Former Coal Mines and Other Brownfields?

Can Solar Power Breathe New Life into Former Coal Mines and Other Brownfields?

What if former coal mines, landfills or abandoned industrial sites, typically considered eye sores, could be reclaimed as positive, productive, green power-producing community assets? What if water treatment ponds could do double duty, serving as an important step in processing water but also doing more? What if urban blight, rundown buildings and unkempt lots, could…

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This Pollinator Habitat Expert Is Creating Buzz for Solential’s Solar Customers

This Pollinator Habitat Expert Is Creating Buzz for Solential’s Solar Customers

A little more than six years ago, Barney Johnson was a quarry manager, a role that included stripping land of its topsoil, sand, and gravel to get at the limestone underneath. Over the course of his 30-year career, he worked at nine different quarries. During his time with the Lincoln Quarry in Illinois, he took…

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Three Reasons to Choose Solential as Your Commercial Solar Solutions Partner

Three Reasons to Choose Solential as Your Commercial Solar Solutions Partner

Identifying a solar energy company that’s qualified to handle a commercial solar project isn’t as easy as doing an internet search. There’s no Home Advisor or Angie’s List for solar energy companies. The reason is commercial solar solutions are complex and require specialized knowledge and experience. Too, a solar system represents a significant investment and…

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Five Reasons to Consider Installing a Pollinator Habitat Under Your Solar Array

Five Reasons to Consider Installing a Pollinator Habitat Under Your Solar Array

Ground-mounted solar systems require ongoing maintenance and not just to the panels, racks and inverters. You also need to consider how the land around and under the arrays will be maintained. This is important for aesthetic, cost and ultimately the performance of the solar system itself. One of the hottest trends in commercial solar I’m…

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