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Beyond solar panel efficiency: 4 important considerations when evaluating solar panels

By | 2018-03-04T08:17:45+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

As you research your solar panel options, you may come across the term “solar panel efficiency.” But what does that phrase really mean? How much does solar panel efficiency really matter in the long run? Is it the only thing, or are there other characteristics of commercial solar panels to be aware of when evaluating and [...]

Forecast says there may never be a better time to invest in commercial solar

By | 2018-03-04T08:15:48+00:00 March 4th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

“Making hay while the sun shines” is a particularly appropriate idiom when applied to the decision about when to go solar. Today’s solar industry climate has never been more favorable for organizations looking to install a commercial solar energy system. And while the extended outlook for solar continues to be bright, when you consider all of [...]

Introduction to commercial solar operations and maintenance (O&M)

By | 2018-02-25T10:50:31+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Is your organization considering going solar and wondering what’s involved with solar panel maintenance and, in general, taking care of a commercial solar system? You probably want to know how often solar panels need to be cleaned, how to invoke a commercial solar panel warranty if needed, and more.  The good news is, while it’s smart to understand how [...]

Commercial solar panel degradation: What you should know and keep in mind

By | 2018-02-25T10:49:04+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

As we’ve seen, there are a number of important characteristics to consider when making a solar panel decision for your business. One of the most critical is understanding the degradation rate of the solar panels you’re evaluating, how it compares among manufacturers, and what impact solar panel degradation can have on your organization’s bottom line.  What do the [...]

5 lessons for greening a school with STEM-based curriculum

By | 2018-02-25T10:47:51+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Schools are pioneering new approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum through environmental education. But understanding how to teach green lessons in an engaging way while also satisfying educational requirements can be a challenge to the average time- and budget-strapped teacher. One teacher in the South Bronx has perfected an approach to environmental education [...]

Investment in renewable energy is on the rise

By | 2018-02-19T17:26:24+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

While many companies continue to mull over the benefits of investing in renewable energy, a recent World Energy Council study shows its steady and continued growth worldwide. Renewable energy now accounts for more than 30% of the total global installed power generation capacity and 23% of total global electricity production. And according to a Clean Technica article about the study, these [...]

A closer look at commercial electricity demand charges, and how to lower them

By | 2018-02-25T10:45:57+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Like most commercial customers, you’re probably paying thousands of dollars every month for electricity. But do you really understand how those costs break down—and what, if anything, you can do to keep from paying more than you have to?  The fact is, a significant portion of your monthly energy bill may be made up of what’s [...]

How business is defining the future of clean energy

By | 2018-02-15T14:12:00+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Visionary solutions to climate change are more likely to come out of a board room than a legislative chamber. According to a recent article published byGreenBiz, corporate clean energy initiatives are expected to be the near-term driving force toward adopting clean, affordable energy choices. The article is an excerpt from a larger report (The State of Green [...]

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 | 2018-04-05T15:12:41+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 [...]