5 steps to establishing energy efficiency in business

By | November 5th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

A recent article in the Harvard Business Reviewreports that some of the world’s most successful businesses are devoting themselves to developing energy efficiency in business. Many companies are beginning to understand that developing an energy strategy is not only helpful from a financial and environmental standpoint, but can also help them gain a competitive edge over rival [...]

Get to know NREL: a leading source for renewable energy research

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

If you’ve started the process of learning about solar or other renewable energy sources to power your business or public organization, you’ve probably run across an organization called the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). But who are they? What do they do? Is their renewable energy research trustworthy? Valid questions. And to help you answer them, here’s a little background [...]

6 factors affecting the cost of solar for your business that you may not know about

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

While the cost of solar panels and systems for business continues to fall, your company may still be looking for ways to reduce the near-term financial impact of your solar investment. In fact, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind as you weigh the front-end cost of a commercial solar system against the [...]

Understanding commercial solar leasing

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|

Is your organization considering going solar? Are you investigating different commercial solar financing options? A solar lease may be a viable choice. Here are three questions to ask about solar leases to help you decide if this is the right way for your organization to go solar: What is a commercial solar lease? What are the pros [...]

Solar panel recycling: a future of profitable possibilities

By | October 14th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

With a product designed to produce clean, renewable energy for decades, solar panel recycling probably isn’t the first thing you think about when putting in a new power system. But eventually, someone will need to decide what to do with old solar panels that have slowly degraded over time. And adding to the growing pile of [...]

The mystery of financing solar power: Which option is best for you?

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

Thinking about financing solar power? You don’t have to be a detective to uncover which option is best for your organization—you only have to think like one. Just follow the five W’s (and sometimes H)—a line of questioning used in any basic investigation. The answers can help determine how to pay for commercial solar using the [...]

Key indicators to help you evaluate commercial solar investment success

By | October 8th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

Organizations making a commercial solar investment are often motivated by lower energy bills, tax incentives, or other sustainable energy goals. But what is the best way to measure a program’s success in hitting these targets? A recent article published by Solar Power World notes five key performance indicators (KPIs) that can help organizations evaluate how much value a new solar power [...]

Your Guide to Solar Calculators

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

There are numerous factors that affect the cost and production capacity of your residential or commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) system, from tax credits and rebates to weather conditions that change your system’s efficiency and output. This means your solar savings can vary greatly depending on your location, roof size, battery storage options, the size of your [...]

Renewable energy procurement trends: the curse and the boom

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

By most accounts, signs are pointing to an explosion in corporate renewable energy procurement. A recent article published by Green Tech Media summarizes these positive trends as well as a cautionary note about what could slow renewable energy demand. Increased adoption of corporate sustainability goals is cited as one indicator pointing to an expansion of the corporate renewables market.  (There are currently [...]

Solar battery storage could increase savings for over 25% of commercial utility customers

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|

A new study suggests nearly 5 million commercial utility customers in the U.S. are at a financial tipping point that could make adding solar battery storage a good option. At this point in the evolution of energy storage technology, the most sensible application for installing a storage system is when customers are subject to relatively high [...]