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June 11th, 2015 Purchasing energy from renewable sources

Renewable energy is derived from natural resources, such as the wind and sun, that do not deplete the earth’s resources. Many businesses have the ability to choose an electricity plan from renewable sources, so that your company may: Reduce the impact of electricity generation Create American clean energy jobs Demonstrate environmental stewardship Purchase Renewable Energy To […]

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July 29th, 2014 Financing options for Solar PV

A successful solar project requires careful consideration of financing options. There are numerous companies that have the expertise to you help you find the best commercial solar power solution to meet your specific needs. It is important to ensure your unique solar energy project delivers the greatest total savings on energy costs over the life […]

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July 29th, 2014 How solar hot water works

Unlike Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, which convert sunlight directly into electricity, commercial solar water heating systems use roof-mounted solar collectors to heat water. This heated water is then fed into your building’s hot water system, greatly reducing the energy needed for your electric or gas-powered water heater. Benefits of solar hot water systems Faced with […]

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July 29th, 2014 How geothermal works

Heat from the earth can be used as an energy source in many ways, from large and complex power stations to small and relatively simple pumping systems. This heat energy is known as geothermal energy. In thousands of buildings across the United States, geothermal heat pumps use the steady temperatures just underground to heat and […]

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July 29th, 2014 Best mounting methods for commercial solar

Over the last decade, there has been a steady increase in the popularity of commercial solar. This trend has continued with the installation of over 4,200 megawatts of solar PV capacity in 2013. Great strides have been made, not only in panel technology and government policy, but in the various methods of mounting panels as […]

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July 29th, 2014 How carbon credits work

A carbon offset allows you to make up for an unavoidable carbon output by investing in a project that avoids or captures greenhouse gas emissions somewhere else. When you buy carbon offsets, you fund projects such as: Planting trees Creating renewable energy from wind, sun, water, and biomass Implementing energy efficiency projects Collecting of methane […]

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July 29th, 2014 Purchasing carbon credits for your business

Do Your Homework Carbon offsets are intangible, and therefore due diligence is required to ensure that your purchase actually goes toward a project that makes the intended impact. Here are a few things to look for: Are projects certified according to industry standards, as well as verified by third parties? Is the offset provider’s portfolio […]

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July 29th, 2014 Solar PV economics

According to an article published in April 2014 edition of McKinsey Quarterly: “Sharply declining costs are the key to this potential. The price US residential consumers pay to install rooftop solar PV (photovoltaic) systems has plummeted from nearly $7 per watt peak of best-in-class system capacity in 2008 to $4 or less in 2013.1Most of […]

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July 29th, 2014 Best properties for commercial solar

The trend of commercial properties using solar energy continues to increase. Energy rates are on a steady rise and the solar panels are a resourceful way to use solar energy to power properties. Certain types of properties benefit greatly from commercial solar. 10 properties best suitable for commercial solar Stores Walmart, IKEA and Walgreens are a […]

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July 29th, 2014 Best geographic locations for commercial solar in the United States

PV solar panels generate additional cash flow from commercial buildings and land, last for decades, and require little maintenance. However, financial returns vary dramatically by location – in some US markets, solar delivers a 4-year payback; in other areas solar panels operate “in the red” for over a decade. Financial Considerations Beyond panel cost and […]

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