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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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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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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 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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What’s the Latest Wastewater Treatment Facility Solar Trend? Floatovoltaics

What’s the Latest Wastewater Treatment Facility Solar Trend? Floatovoltaics

America’s wastewater treatment facilities are converting to solar power in a big way. In addition to achieving significant environmental benefits, facilities that generate their own electricity from renewable solar can significantly reduce their energy costs, stabilizing rates for customers while preserving money for other projects. Proactive operators, both municipal and privately owned, see the benefits…

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