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