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Rising Electricity Rates Highlight the Power of Solar

Posted by Rebecca Noyes on Sep 1, 2017 7:45:00 AM

Energy is an expensive commodity. Electricity rates have risen steadily over the last two decades in both the residential and commercial sectors. And a comparison of electricity rates from June 2017 to the same period last year shows a price increase in every region of the United States for all sectors.

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Topics: Commercial Solar, American Solar, electricity, energy costs, rising energy costs

Proposed Tariff on Imported PV Panels Threatens Future of the U.S. Solar Industry

Posted by Rebecca Noyes on Aug 18, 2017 8:05:00 AM


Solar has become one of the fastest growing industries in the United States in the last few years. In fact, for the first time ever, U.S. solar ranked as the number one source of new electric generating capacity additions on an annual basis. But a novel solar tariff on imported panels stands to jeopardize future growth of the industry.

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Topics: Commercial Solar, American Solar, solar tariff, solar policy

Solar Is The New Corporate Trend

Posted by Alexa Layne on Jul 11, 2017 11:46:15 AM

Some of the most successful corporations are finding themselves investing in solar, decreasing their use of oil and gas, in an effort. to stop global warming and the many harmful causes and effects of climate change.

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Topics: sustainability, Commercial Solar, PPA, American Solar, Going Green

Apple Furthers RE100 Goal, Sets Sights on 200 MW Solar Farm

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Jan 26, 2017 2:39:58 PM

Continued commercial success for California-based tech giant Apple Inc. has necessitated the expansion-- and modernization-- of their operations. 

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Topics: Commercial Solar, re100, Apple

Mr. Trump, "Make America Great Again" through Solar Energy

Posted by Nathaniel Raymond - CEO on Nov 9, 2016 7:43:34 AM

The people of the United States have voted and their choice has been made. Donald J. Trump will be taking his seat in The White House. We need to bring to Mr. Trump's attention the importance of progressing clean and renewable energy technologies. Our new President needs to understand that these technologies harness tremendous environmental and economic benefits and should be an "on the agenda" item.

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Topics: Commercial Solar, American Solar, President, White House, Trump

Florida Voters Add Solar Tax Breaks to State Constitution

Posted by Mary Jones on Aug 31, 2016 7:40:15 AM

Per an article written by the Miami Herald yesterday, in Tuesday's primary election more than 70% of Florida voters approved solar tax breaks to incentivize Florida businesses to go solar.

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Topics: sustainability, Commercial Solar, Solar, Florida, environmental responsibility

Brand Marketing with Solar

Posted by John Mavros on Aug 22, 2016 7:37:37 PM

Companies across America are starting to see the benefit of solar beyond the obvious carbon footprint and direct cost reduction value. In an age of Millennials, there is an increased sensitivity to our health and our planet, that forward-thinking companies are leveraging through sustainability programs and realizing significant marketing value by showcasing their environmental responsibility.

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Topics: brand marketing, sustainability, Commercial Solar, Solar, environmental responsibility

Commercial Solar: Loan or PPA?

Posted by John Mavros on Aug 18, 2016 7:56:23 PM

One of the biggest questions asked by businesses who are looking to deploy a commercial solar energy system, is how to pay for it. Many solar companies are steering customers towards 3rd party Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Models, but does this really provide the end-customer with the best ROI?

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Topics: Commercial Solar, PPA, Solar, solar financing, solar loan

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