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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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Solar Pollinator Habitats Part 1: Protecting the Biodiversity of Native Species

Solar Pollinator Habitats Part 1: Protecting the Biodiversity of Native Species

It’s spring planting season here in the Midwest and if you get out of the cities and off the interstates, don’t be surprised if you run into some extremely large tractors. When I first moved to Indiana from Virginia, I was pretty much in awe of those machines. And right now, they’re everywhere as farmers…

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What Is a Sustainable Energy Strategy and Who Benefits

What Is a Sustainable Energy Strategy and Who Benefits

In late January, the leaders of the largest multinational companies in the world  gathered in Davos, Switzerland and online for the 2021 World Economic Forum, a meeting aptly called “The Great Reset.” They weren’t there to ski. They were there to discuss the need for businesses to step up their sustainable energy  (plus other) initiatives…

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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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Solential’s Top 5 Commercial Solar Predictions for 2021

Solential’s Top 5 Commercial Solar Predictions for 2021

Looking back over 2020, I’m kind of in awe. First, who could have predicted that a global pandemic would literally rock our world and bring so many changes to the way we live and work. If you had told me back in January that I’d be working out of my home with my pup Zoey…

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City of Huntingburg Water Treatment Facility Tackles High Energy Costs with New Solar Array

City of Huntingburg Water Treatment Facility Tackles High Energy Costs with New Solar Array

Regardless of the size of a community, people depend on clean water. The truth is, clean water is taken for granted. Turn a faucet on, any faucet, and we expect—and get—clean water. Here’s the rub. Clean water isn’t cheap. Processing is costly as is regulatory compliance. And we, the water customers, are extremely cost sensitive….

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Solar Energy: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Solar Energy: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Have you ever searched for the perfect gift? The one thing your significant other will love and be forever grateful to you for? It’s tough, right? That’s because it’s hard to find a gift that will remain significant over time, that adds happiness on a daily basis, supports a healthier life, is affordable and maybe,…

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Faith in Solar: The Divine New Trend in Solar

Faith in Solar: The Divine New Trend in Solar

Sometimes you read a news item that renews your faith in the world. This one out of Virginia in pretty inspiring given some of the challenges we all face due to the ongoing global pandemic. Let me put it into perspective before diving in. Due to calls for social distancing, many churches have been unable…

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A Solential Thanksgiving:  Gratitude from Our Team

A Solential Thanksgiving: Gratitude from Our Team

I think there’s one thing we can all agree on: 2020 has been a stressful, challenging, crazy kind of year. From the moment we went into a lock down last March, life has been one big roller coaster. But you know something? We’re surviving. We’ve learned to cope and continue our lives knowing there’s light…

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End of 2020 Signals a Drop in the Solar Investment Tax Credit

End of 2020 Signals a Drop in the Solar Investment Tax Credit

In 2005, the U.S. federal government gave the solar industry plus everyone who wanted to take advantage of this clean, renewable energy source a gift: the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This act created the original solar tax credit of 30% to offset the cost to install a solar panel system, be it commercial or…

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