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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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5 Reasons Why Renewable Energy is the Future

Posted on January 25, 2021

As market volatility and global unrest continue to create massive fluctuation in fossil fuel markets, renewable energy is proving to be the future of energy production. Here are five reasons that signify the shift to renewables.

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What You Need to know About SRECs

Posted on January 19, 2021

What are SRECs?

If you’ve spent time looking into solar for your home or business, you’ve likely heard the term SRECs, which stands for Solar Renewable Energy Certificates or Solar Renewable Energy Credits. SRECs are solar incentives offered to homeowners and businesses who have a qualifying solar photovoltaic (PV) system. Utility companies then pay system owners for these certificates as a way for the utility to meet their state-issued Renewable Portfolio Standard.

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Wind vs. Solar—Who’s the King of Renewable Energy?

Posted on January 15, 2021

As more states begin to implement Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (RPS) and establish carve-outs for wind and solar production, the question arises; which source of renewable energy production is best? Although both offer significant benefits, there are some key factors to consider before crowning one king.

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