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Solential Taps Veteran Energy and Facilities Engineer David Berty as Director of Project Development

Solential Taps Veteran Energy and Facilities Engineer David Berty as Director of Project Development

Carmel-based renewable energy company is expanding into microgrids, battery storage and complex building efficiency projects. Solential Energy, a company best known for developing commercial solar projects across the Midwest, is expanding its focus and its team. Today the company announced it has named veteran energy and facilities engineer David Berty, PE, CEM, as its director…

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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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Why On-Premise Solar Energy Generation Is the Solution to Painful Energy Costs + Demand Charges

Why On-Premise Solar Energy Generation Is the Solution to Painful Energy Costs + Demand Charges

As if water and wastewater treatment plant operators didn’t already have enough on their collective plates, the recent surge in energy prices and expected ongoing inflation is adding to the industry’s collective headaches. Add these new woes to an existing problem—energy demand charges—and the struggle to cover a plant’s energy costs and maintain rates to…

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The Reason Water and Wastewater Industries Are Turning to Microgrids? Resilience

The Reason Water and Wastewater Industries Are Turning to Microgrids? Resilience

Texas has always been a proud, resilient state but last February’s historic winter storm brought the Lone Star State to its knees in more ways than one. While the electrical power outages were in the headlines, another piece of the state’s critical infrastructure was in disaster mode: its water and wastewater treatment facilities. Due to…

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