Energy users aren’t the only winners with community solar

By | 2018-05-30T08:11:02+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

The expansion of community solar across the U.S. is bringing solar power—and its many benefits—to a number of individuals and businesses who might otherwise not be able to participate. Not so long ago, installing solar panels on your rooftop or undeveloped property was the only way to access solar-generated electricity. If you were unable (or lacked [...]

Ranking support for corporate renewable energy state-by-state

By | 2018-07-10T14:07:43+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

When it comes to providing corporate renewable energy on the scale needed to attract big businesses, not all states are created equal. In a recent GreenBiz article, an analyst for the World Resource Institute cites nearly half of Fortune 500 companies are pursuing sustainability or renewable energy goals. How quickly they reach those goals depends in part [...]

How to improve your board of directors’ corporate sustainability I.Q.

By | 2018-05-25T17:12:22+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Company “annual meeting season” is the perfect time for organizations to evaluate how well corporate sustainability is being addressed... or how much more attention is required. Most corporations recognize that ignoring renewable energy goals is not an option. But many others still may not know what they don’t know. A recent article published by GreenBiz suggests it is up to a well-informed board of [...]

Finding a Solar Installation Company

By | 2018-05-23T14:30:25+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

Unless you’re an electrician or an experienced DIYer, if you want to switch to solar you’re not just going to buy solar panels for your roof. You’re going to choose a solar installation company for your home that you can trust. It’s crucial that you pick the right solar installation contractor to install your solar system [...]

Is commercial solar right for your organization?

By | 2018-06-04T14:47:29+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

If you’re thinking about investing in a new commercial solar panel installation, you’re in good company. Private businesses, public entities (like government agencies), and educational institutions of all shapes and sizes benefit from this clean, renewable source of electricity every day.  But is a commercial solar system the right solution for you? Answering the questions [...]

Energy production in developing world reshaped by benefits of solar power

By | 2018-05-08T18:42:47+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

From Peru to Punjab, the benefits of solar power energy in the developing world are helping to reshape national views on renewable energy development. An article in The Economist highlights the recent expansion of global solar capacity due to an increase in solar panel installations. It cites several examples that illustrate how solar power is “hitting its stride” across [...]

Solar is trending as a top renewable energy investment worldwide

By | 2018-05-08T18:28:46+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

For the first time, global energy markets in many parts of the developing world are registering solar power as the cheapest form of new electricity for renewable energy investment opportunities. The milestone is noteworthy as these lower solar prices do not include government subsidies or other financial support. This trending reduction in the price of solar [...]

Using people power to reach energy efficiency goals in business

By | 2018-05-07T19:55:30+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Working toward energy efficiency is most successful when approached collectively. While energy managers may head the team exploring how to reduce energy costs in business, it’s an overall group effort that yields the best results. That’s the overarching message in a recent article published by Smart Energy Decisions, which describes how increasing employee engagement improves the chances of reaching corporate [...]

The ever-evolving benefits of commercial solar adoption

By | 2018-07-10T11:46:17+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

In the not-so-distant past, the main benefit of commercial solar adoption was rooted in affecting environmental change. Early photovoltaic (PV) technology adopters saw it as a potential solution to what had become a global energy crisis.  And for that, they were called hippies, tree-huggers and any number of pejorative environmentalist monikers. But they didn’t care. They [...]

What is Solar Net Metering and How Does it Work

By | 2018-07-10T16:32:12+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Going Solar, What's New|

Many consumers who are thinking about going solar have heard the term “net metering” but aren’t sure what it means. What is Net Metering? Put simply, net metering is a utility billing mechanism available in most states that offers a credit to residential and business customers who are making excess electricity with their solar panel systems [...]