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What is Peak Shaving? (Video)

Posted on May 26, 2021
Learn how you can use solar to level the peaks of your energy use and help save money. Watch the video or check out our article on peak shaving to find out more. Read More

Energy Grid Reliance: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted on May 10, 2021

There’s been a lot of discussion among politicians and the media around the state of our current energy grid. So what is all the chatter really about? Are things really that bad? In this post, we’ll take a quick look at the good, the bad, and the ugly side of our nation’s reliance on our current power grid system.

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Solar Tax Incentives Available to You (Video)

Posted on April 29, 2021

 

There are various incentives available for both individuals and businesses, on the federal, state, and local levels. Learn more about how you can take advantage of these incentives as you begin to switch to solar by watching the video below!

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A Brief Guide to How Solar Works

Posted on April 26, 2021

Most of us have a general idea of how solar works, but what is the actual process for sunlight to be converted into usable electricity? Here’s a brief review of that process.

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Commercial Solar and Peak Shaving

Posted on April 23, 2021

Your business’s energy consumption will often look like a series of peaks and valleys throughout the day. In the energy industry, leveling out these peaks to reduce the amount of energy purchased from the utility company is referred to as peak shaving.

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The Lifespan of Solar Panels

Posted on March 31, 2021

According to most solar installers, a solar panel’s current estimated lifespan is 35–40 years, which falls in line with the lifespan of most premium residential roofing materials.

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Where Solar Will Take Us: Power, Transportation, and Beyond

Posted on March 24, 2021

A forecast for growth

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released their energy forecast for 2021, and things are looking up for renewable energy, solar in particular, for the coming years. With an increased commitment to renewable energy, incentives on both the state and federal level, along with falling technology costs, renewable energy sources are poised to provide robust competition for natural gas as the key provider of electricity in the U.S.

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What You Need to Know About Batteries

Posted on March 19, 2021

On-demand electricity is one of the most common reasons that homeowners cite when asked why they are considering going solar.

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The Future of Incentives for Solar

Posted on March 16, 2021

Renewable energy was put front-and-center during the 2020 election as both energy and infrastructure became hot topics both on a national and state level. So what does the future hold for solar energy incentives?

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Are Businesses Benefitting from Renewable Portfolio Standards?

Posted on February 01, 2021

Green-friendly energy programs such as wind and solar have become a political hot button in recent years, placing public policy and programs like Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) under attack by those who claim they’re bad for business. The reality is that an RPS is a powerful economic driver that can stimulate a local economy through job creation and reduced operating costs for many companies.

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