The large flat rooftops found on school buildings across the U.S. are prime real estate for solar energy systems. Combined with the solar canopies over the large parking lots and ground mounted solar array's across the acres of vacant land, school systems in the U.S. could be saving millions of dollars by going solar.
When a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket went up in a blaze of flames Thursday, one casualty was Facebook. The rocket contained the AMOS-6 Satellite. Facebook was hoping to use it to deliver the Internet to millions of people in remote parts of the world as part of their Internet.org initiative.
It seems like a no-brainer to try and leverage solar for one of the most common activities that humans do on a daily basis; transportation. So much money is wasted everyday on gasoline for our combustion engines, and you can't always find a high speed charging station when you are on the road for with your electric car If only we could take advantage of the sun while we are in transit!
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?