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Five Great Reasons Why a Pollinator Habitat Is a Must for Your Solar Strategy

Five Great Reasons Why a Pollinator Habitat Is a Must for Your Solar Strategy

We are celebrating Pollinator Week June 20-24 and it got us thinking why Solential is such a proponent of including pollinator habitats in the solar projects we design, build and manage. Sure, they look great but there are many reasons for including these essential habitats in your solar strategy. Here are the top five most…

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High Energy Costs Stressing You Out? Explore Solar Now.

High Energy Costs Stressing You Out? Explore Solar Now.

Never in his ten years as managing partner of Affordable Gas & Energy (AGE) has Jeff Haarmann seen energy prices go up so fast and so high. He’s telling clients to expect more of the same. “Energy costs are bad and are going to get worse,” he warns. “Look at where inflation is today. Rising…

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Leading U.S. Pork Producer Adds Solar to Reduce Energy Costs, Elevate Sustainable Farming

Leading U.S. Pork Producer Adds Solar to Reduce Energy Costs, Elevate Sustainable Farming

GRIGGSVILLE, Illinois (May 17, 2022) – – Citing a need to diffuse accelerating energy costs and a desire to advance sustainable farming practices, The Maschhoffs broke ground today on a new 3.06-megawatt solar array at its Griggsville Feed Mill. Dignitaries gathered at the 11-acre site of the solar field today to celebrate the significant step…

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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 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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Floatovoltaics: the Hottest Solar Solution for Midwest Water Treatment Facilities

Floatovoltaics: the Hottest Solar Solution for Midwest Water Treatment Facilities

One of the most exciting things in the solar industry is the rise of innovative solutions that continue to make solar power the preferred renewable energy of choice for commercial and governmental applications. Our favorite “hot” technology is “floatovoltaics” and if Solential gets our way, we’ll be among the first if not the first commercial…

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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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How to Add Solar to Your Wastewater Plant in 10 Easy Steps

How to Add Solar to Your Wastewater Plant in 10 Easy Steps

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) designating funds for upgrading twater treatment and wastewater plant infrastructure, there’s been growing interest in adding solar to these critical facilities. There’s a simple reason for that: moving to solar power has the potential to reduce a plant’s annual energy costs by 50% or more. Learn more about…

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