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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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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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Solential’s Hometown of Carmel, IN to Host International Making Cities Livable Conference In June – We’ll Be There!

Solential’s Hometown of Carmel, IN to Host International Making Cities Livable Conference In June – We’ll Be There!

The last 18 months have made it extremely clear have important it is to have safe, livable cities. I’m fortunate Solential Energy is headquartered in the City of Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. Carmel city officials and leaders have very thoughtfully planned and created a model community that welcomes businesses and residents. Why do…

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How Should Indiana Spend Its $1.28B in American Rescue Plan Dollars? Here’s a Suggestion: Power Wastewater Plants with Solar.

How Should Indiana Spend Its $1.28B in American Rescue Plan Dollars? Here’s a Suggestion: Power Wastewater Plants with Solar.

When I wrote about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 two weeks ago, I felt like we’d all just hit the lottery. Think about it: there is now $350 billion available to help states, counties, and cities recover from the pandemic. The one big question is: How are we going to spend these…

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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: What It Means to Indiana Cities and Counties

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: What It Means to Indiana Cities and Counties

Here’s some good news for Indiana and other states hard hit by the global pandemic. The American Rescue Plan Act, also known as the COVID-19 Stimulus Package, has made $350 billion available to help states, counties, cities, and tribal governments recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s part of an overall $1.9 trillion in mandatory funding,…

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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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