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Illinois Power Agency Pays Cash for Solar

Illinois Power Agency Pays Cash for Solar
To accelerate the pace of solar adoption, the U.S. government offers tax credits and accelerated depreciation that offset roughly 50% of the cost of a solar project. Some forward thinking states, like Illinois, offer additional incentives via Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECS) to further encourage adoption of renewable energy. Here’s...

Solar Energy: The Ultimate Team Player

Solar Energy: The Ultimate Team Player
An increasing number of businesses are adding words and phrases like “we’re going solar” and “sustainably produced” to their marketing in order to educate their customers on any new renewable energy upgrades to their facilities. While buzzy, it’s not always easy to understand what those new catchphrases really mean in...

Power Outage Safety and Solar

Power Outage Safety and Solar
We know the drill: it’s the middle of a shift, and a storm rolls through the area causing disruptions in the power grid known as brown or black outs. Workplace safety regulations require emergency lighting for some industries, while others rely on flashlights. If you’re lucky, your office or plant...

2017 US Solar Data

2017 Sunpeak US Solar Data Cheat Sheet
Where does solar power stand today in its ability to serve as a viable energy resource? According to the latest round of data collected on the success of photovoltaics, going solar is becoming increasingly cost-effective and economically beneficial, and the energy marketplace is responding accordingly. See the solar data facts...

2016 US Solar Stats

2016 US Solar Data
This Solar Data Cheat Sheet from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) captures the massive expansion this industry has seen in recent years. The time to go solar has never been better! Not much else to say in this short blog, the graphic says it all!

Does Solar Work in the Midwest?

Solar installation with snowcover
SunPeak often receives some version of this question when businesses are evaluating a solar capital investment: "Is there enough sun in the Midwest to make solar worth the investment? In the winter too?" Yes, there is plenty of sun to make solar a feasible energy option in the Midwestern United...

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