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What Is a Solar Power Purchase Agreement and Why You Should Take a Closer Look

What Is a Solar Power Purchase Agreement and Why You Should Take a Closer Look

Converting to solar power is growing more attractive to a growing number companies, school districts and farms. In addition to supporting a more sustainable future and America’s energy independence, solar energy often brings lower, more stable pricing to your monthly electricity bills. This is particularly true as America continues to receover from the pandemic’s economic…

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Wabash Valley Power Alliance Makes It Easy for Co-ops to Be Green with Community Solar

Wabash Valley Power Alliance Makes It Easy for Co-ops to Be Green with Community Solar

Kermit the Frog used to lament that it “wasn’t easy being green” and up until recently, rural electric cooperatives (RECs) and their members were likely in agreement with the legendary muppet. With small residential solar arrays running upwards of $20,000, going green with renewable energy was financially out of reach for most rural residents, farms,…

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America’s Water Treatment Industry Faces Big Challenges.  Here’s How Solar Energy Flips the Dialogue to Big Opportunities.

America’s Water Treatment Industry Faces Big Challenges. Here’s How Solar Energy Flips the Dialogue to Big Opportunities.

Experts agree that America’s water and wastewater treatment industry is facing a number of significant challenges. Customers are often oblivious to the issues. As long as clean water comes from the faucet, the shower’s hot, the pool is crystal blue and waste is handled properly, life’s good, right? Beneath this false sense of security are…

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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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This Pollinator Habitat Expert Is Creating Buzz for Solential’s Solar Customers

This Pollinator Habitat Expert Is Creating Buzz for Solential’s Solar Customers

A little more than six years ago, Barney Johnson was a quarry manager, a role that included stripping land of its topsoil, sand, and gravel to get at the limestone underneath. Over the course of his 30-year career, he worked at nine different quarries. During his time with the Lincoln Quarry in Illinois, he took…

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EPA Has Funding Plus Advice for Water Treatment Plant Energy Audits, Solar Solutions

EPA Has Funding Plus Advice for Water Treatment Plant Energy Audits, Solar Solutions

Clean water is something we take for granted in America. We expect the water in our homes, our local swimming and splash pools, and in other public places to be clean and healthy. However, a tremendous amount of energy and resources go into making water clean. No one understands this better than the wastewater treatment…

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Three Reasons to Choose Solential as Your Commercial Solar Solutions Partner

Three Reasons to Choose Solential as Your Commercial Solar Solutions Partner

Identifying a solar energy company that’s qualified to handle a commercial solar project isn’t as easy as doing an internet search. There’s no Home Advisor or Angie’s List for solar energy companies. The reason is commercial solar solutions are complex and require specialized knowledge and experience. Too, a solar system represents a significant investment and…

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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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Five Reasons to Consider Installing a Pollinator Habitat Under Your Solar Array

Five Reasons to Consider Installing a Pollinator Habitat Under Your Solar Array

Ground-mounted solar systems require ongoing maintenance and not just to the panels, racks and inverters. You also need to consider how the land around and under the arrays will be maintained. This is important for aesthetic, cost and ultimately the performance of the solar system itself. One of the hottest trends in commercial solar I’m…

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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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