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Overcoming commercial solar savings myopia: How to see long-range benefits more clearly

By | 2018-02-15T14:08:19+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

People who are nearsighted typically find it more difficult to read road signs or see distant objects clearly. It’s a condition easily corrected with the right pair of prescription lenses. But those looking to purchase a new commercial solar panel system may not even recognize they have a form of “investment myopia” that’s preventing them from seeing beyond [...]

When choosing solar power companies, start with the technology

By | 2018-02-15T14:05:24+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

With the expected useful life of commercial solar systems ranging from 25 to 40 years, choosing the right solution to invest in at the outset is incredibly important. But which of the many solar power companies should you consider? The answer may be easier than you think. Solar is a long-term investment. Think about it—what other purchases [...]

What you might not know about commercial solar panel systems

By | 2018-01-28T16:33:44+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

According to this Energy.gov article, 173,000 terawatts (TW) of free solar energy is striking the Earth all day, every day. Need a little real-world context to wrap your head around that number? That’s more than 10,000 times the world's total energy use. If you’re considering commercial photovoltaic (PV) panels, you should be seeing dollar signs right about now—especially since just one terawatt [...]

Wondering how to pay for solar? The EPA has 7 ideas for your school

By | 2018-01-28T16:20:06+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Many colleges and universities have embraced solar power to help achieve their sustainability goals, climate action plans and renewable energy targets. This movement has been driven primarily by student demand, rising awareness among institutions that fiscal and environmental responsibility go hand-in-hand, and the understanding that addressing climate change is a critical part of an educational institution’s mission. [...]

College campuses may lead 100% renewable energy transition

By | 2018-01-28T16:26:15+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Universities and colleges can play a crucial role in the transition to power the U.S. with 100% renewable energy, according to a report highlighted in a recent Solar Industry article.  Hundreds of schools nationwide have adopted campus sustainability plans with carbon neutrality targets—and the best way to reach those is by setting renewable energy goals, according to the report Renewable [...]

Schools and car dealerships could cut energy use by over 40%—others not far behind

By | 2018-01-28T16:29:55+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

If enough US organizations properly used existing building management systems intended to improve energy efficiency, the reduced power consumption could equal the amount of electricity used by 12 to 15 million Americans—according to a recent article published by Clean Technica. A study cited in the piece says that while most large commercial facilities are already equipped with automation systems to control energy use, [...]

What’s the best renewable energy for you?

By | 2018-01-28T16:17:32+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

You want your company to use renewable energy, but you don't have a clue about your options or how to weigh them. Don't worry. It's an increasingly common challenge as renewables gain in popularity.  There are seven main types of commercial renewable energy. All of them reinforce sustainable business practices, but—just like fossil fuels—all of them come with unique drawbacks. [...]

How solar power can increase your commercial property value

By | 2018-01-21T13:30:33+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|

Listing the many benefits of solar panels for business is easy, but quantifying the value of each can be more challenging. The impact on property value is a prime example. While it’s likely true that a building equipped with quality solar panels for commercial property is more valuable than a facility that relies on fossil fuel-generated [...]

Sustainability Star: Toyota is going places few companies have been before

By | 2018-01-21T10:37:12+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|

This past July, Toyota officially opened its new, 100-acre North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. Cutting the ribbon on such a groundbreaking, 3-years-in-the-making corporate sustainability success story would be reason enough for most companies to celebrate. But the folks at Toyota are just as energized by the many sustainable design principles they’ve incorporated into their state-of-the-art campus. After [...]

How to determine the right method for funding commercial solar projects

By | 2017-12-26T23:49:34+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

BUSINESS BRIEF Let’s face it. Going solar can be complicated. With several ways to pay, and each with its own advantages and disadvantages, it can be difficult to know what’s right for your organization. This guide to solar financing should get you pointed in the right direction by exploring some basic questions.  Should you own or [...]