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2019 Was a Record Year for Renewable Energy. Why Businesses Should Keep It Going with Solar

2019 Was a Record Year for Renewable Energy. Why Businesses Should Keep It Going with Solar

Something surprising has happened in the commercial solar industry. Despite the economic and social interruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the United States are continuing to move forward with plans to adoptsolar energy. According to PV Magazine, 2019 was a historic year for renewable energy like solar because a full 20% of America’s power…

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Reducing Costs of America’s Prison System with Solar Energy

Reducing Costs of America’s Prison System with Solar Energy

Solar power is all about creating opportunities to lower energy costs. Here’s a huge opportunity most people have never considered: Converting America’s prison system to solar. I know what you’re thinking. “Corey, why would we do that?“ The answer is simple: Economics. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that the United States spends more than…

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Coronavirus Lockdown Hack: Solential’s SaaS App Enables 24/7 Solar System Monitoring from Anywhere in the World

Coronavirus Lockdown Hack: Solential’s SaaS App Enables 24/7 Solar System Monitoring from Anywhere in the World

CARMEL, Indiana (May 13, 2020) – – Working from home can be nerve-wracking, particularly for those responsible for operating essential services like wastewater treatment plants, hospitals, municipal buildings, prisons, and farms. How do you detect an issue with your solar system if you’re not onsite? Solential Energy has the solution: a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) remote…

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Pandemic Opportunity: Make Schools Healthier for Students, More Affordable for Communities with Solar Power

Pandemic Opportunity: Make Schools Healthier for Students, More Affordable for Communities with Solar Power

Across the United States, schools and college campuses are uncharacteristically silent, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. It seems odd there are no proms, no spring pageants, no baseball or softball, no graduations. What there is plenty of is time to reflect on the new “normal” and how best to protect the health of students, teachers,…

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IN-ACRE: New Coalition Promotes Clean Energy, Property Rights for Hoosier Farmers

IN-ACRE: New Coalition Promotes Clean Energy, Property Rights for Hoosier Farmers

Guess who’s not on lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis? Indiana’s farmers. It’s planting season so their social distancing is inside a tractor cab. Despite the pandemic, it’s obvious the Hoosier state remains serious about feeding a hungry world. Let me share some numbers with you. As of 2018, Indiana had 56,649 farms, 94,350 farmers with…

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Has the Coronavirus Paused Your Solar Project? Here’s Why You Should Reboot Now

Has the Coronavirus Paused Your Solar Project? Here’s Why You Should Reboot Now

As we enter week 3 of the coronavirus  quarantine, life as we know it has hit a big pause button. Many of us are working at home. Our kids are out of school. No sporting events. No nights out with friends. No vacations. Nothing that draws a crowd. Naturally, everyone is scrambling to adjust and…

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COVID-19: A Message from Solential President Jim Shaw

COVID-19: A Message from Solential President Jim Shaw

March 20, 2020 To Our Valued Customers, Partners and Friends, Two weeks ago, few would have imagined that the COVID-19 virus would spark a global pandemic and turn the lives of millions of people upside down. Yet here we are, all in the same boat of uncertainty, striving for a sense of normalcy. At Solential,…

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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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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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