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Solar Investments Outperform Expectations

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Reliability of solar is up across the United States, according to major credit rater Fitch. When compared to wind, solar is more likely to reliably generate or outperform expectations. Fitch Ratings, one of the "Big Three credit rating agencies", has recently upgraded 19% of its solar projects, while wind has suffered a net downgrade. Yet another sign of solar's continued spread across the country.

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

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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.

Sysco Announces Plans for Multi-Site Solar Garden

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With over 65,000 associates and 300 distribution facilities serving 500,000 customer locations, there's no doubt that Sysco has some high energy needs. On June 6th, the company signed a ten-year renewable energy agreement; subsequently, three solar garden sites are being constructed in Texas, which will provide about 10% of Sysco’s U.S. electricity usage.

Rising Electricity Rates Highlight the Power of Solar

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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.

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

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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.

Brand Marketing with Solar


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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.

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

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

In addition to an expansion of a preexisting data center in Reno, Nevada, Apple has announced its plans to construct a 200 megawatt (MW) solar array to power the center's activities. The upcoming project marks the company's largest energy project to date, and is projected to unveil in early 2019.

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