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Does Solar Make Sense For a Small Business?

Posted on June 10, 2021

More and more large corporations are announcing their move to solar, but does going solar make sense for a small business? If you’re a small business owner and curious about the benefits of solar energy, here are three keys to help you assess the viability for your business for a solar installation. 

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Top 5 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Solar

Posted on May 24, 2021

Solar isn’t just good for the environment; there are some great benefits for businesses as well. Here are five that we think every business owner should know.

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Eagan-based Smart Data Solutions' 440 solar panels produce enough energy to power 59% of its 29,000-square-foot building.  The project went live this month.

Sustainable: Solar projects advance despite clean-job losses

Posted on July 08, 2020

Minnesota’s clean jobs economy has taken a considerable hit since investments by businesses and consumers began scaling back in March as COVID-19 started shutting down the state’s economy.

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Solar power continues growth

Posted on July 02, 2020

 

 

 

 

Thomas Rekstein no longer minds looking at the electric bill for his Great River Insurance business on North Riverfront Drive

"My

 electric bill used to be $4,500 annually, now it’s down to $1,200 a year."

Rekstein, who had 38 solar panels installed on the roof and awnings of his building, said the investment was well worth it.

"It’s been great. I’d recommend it to anyone."

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So How Do Solar Panels Work, Anyway?

Posted on March 11, 2019

You’ve seen solar panels on top of houses, and you know they’re there to produce energy. Beyond that, solar power may seem pretty complicated. The truth is, it’s fairly simple. 

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5 Outstanding Reasons Your Business Should Switch to Solar

Posted on February 26, 2019

As a business owner, making an investment like switching to solar energy might be seen as risky by some, in a seemingly complicated and ever-changing market. However, drive around most American cities today and you’ll see solar panels being installed on the roofs of more and more businesses every year. Do these companies know something you don’t? Not anymore. Clean, reliable solar energy makes sense everywhere the sun shines.

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Should Your Business Go Solar? Here Are Some Questions to Answer

Posted on February 18, 2019

You’ve heard about the many advantages in generating electricity for your business with solar, and by now you may even know some other business owners who are doing just that. So is it time for your business to go solar? Let’s review a few key questions you’ll want to consider at the outset.

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Benefits Beyond the Bottom Line: The Positive Effect Solar Energy Produces for Businesses

Posted on February 12, 2019

The switch to solar puts you in some pretty powerful company. A short list of major corporations that are expanding their solar presences includes:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Apple
  • Costco
  • Kohl’s
  • Amazon
  • Macy’s

These and other top corporations added 325 megawatts of installed solar capacity in 2017. To offer perspective, that’s enough electricity to power over 65,000 homes, from one year of added capacity.  This transformation of our energy mix is only accelerating, and has now scaled to the degree that your business, big or small, can and should take part.

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Where to Find Solar Energy Tax Credits For Businesses

Posted on February 06, 2019

It’s no secret that the federal government and many state governments want businesses to go solar. Often this desire is expressed in the form of valuable tax incentives.

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eBook: Solar for Business

Posted on February 05, 2019

Solar energy is on the rise. Within the U.S. in 2018 alone, a new solar project was installed every 100 seconds. The increase in popularity can be attributed to a number of items.

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