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 [...]

7 Ways Renewable Energy Can Power Our World

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

Have you been wondering what “renewable energy” really means? Renewable energy solutions are literally found in the air, deep underground and in our oceans. Here’s a look at seven renewable energy sources that can be tapped directly or indirectly to help our world go green and fight global warming. From Living Things to Electricity Bioenergy is a [...]

WAITING TO GO SOLAR WILL COST YOU

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel technology, announced today that homeowners and business owners should take advantage of the federal solar energy tax credit while they still can. “There’s no better time than the present to invest in solar,” said Jeff Parr, owner of Solar Technologies. “Although solar energy is becoming more and [...]

A new way to market (and realize) the benefits of sustainability

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Companies exploring how to improve brand reputation may be tempted to simply highlight the benefits of sustainability as reflected in their products (or services). But how effective is this approach to actually gaining new customers? Or helping the environment? According to a recent article published by BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), marketing sustainability should be more nuanced and engaging. [...]

How Solar Energy Can Help the Whole Power Grid

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

People who are new to how residential solar power works often ask these two questions: What happens when my solar panels generate more electricity than I use during daylight hours? How do I power my home when the sun isn’t shining? Most grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) solar systems today have no way of storing the electricity generated [...]

Installation investigation: choosing the right solar design for your organization

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Early in your solar planning process, you’ll probably ask all sorts of questions to determine what type of commercial solar design would be best for your organization. Is commercial rooftop solar smarter than a ground-mounted solar system? What about solar carports? When does one kind of onsite solar installation make more sense than another?  If you’re asking good [...]