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Solar Industry

Blog posts about the solar industry in general

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...

Solar 101: Answers to 18 solar questions all business executives should know

Clouds in the shapes of question marks
1. What is solar energy? Solar energy takes advantage of the sun’s rays to generate heat or electricity. It is an infinitely renewable resource and unique for its ability to generate energy in a quiet, clean, and consistent manner. 2. How do solar photovoltaic (PV) panels work? Photovoltaic panels are...

Solar Jargon: What Business Executives Need to Know to Understand Operations & Engineering

Wordle of solar terms
Solar is no different than any other industry....we use lots of technical terms. While many words are not necessary to understand basic solar chit chat, some are key to understanding how solar actually works. If your organization is evaluating solar and you are part of those discussions, read on: "The...

Green Marketing: How to Leverage Your Solar Investment as a Competitive Differentiator

Earth Day Poster solar marketing example
SunPeak has assisted several clients in leveraging their investment in green energy to enhance their corporate image by showcasing projects on our website , Facebook and LinkedIn pages, co-distributing press releases and coordinating project site events. This has proven to be effective for companies like Ale Asylum , Letterhead Press...

Explosive Growth in US Solar Market

Solar panel with hardhat saying, "The Future is Here"
In mid-2016, the U.S. hit one million solar installations, quite an achievement considering there were only 1,000 such projects in 2000. Employment in the U.S. solar business grew 12 times faster than overall job creation according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. These are jobs that cannot be outsourced overseas...

Solar Prices Dropped

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Solar costs have dropped 80% from 2008 to 2016. In recent years, the net cost of electricity from solar has dropped below utility rates. Not only is solar affordable, it is a wise investment . At SunPeak, we are focused on installing world-class commercial solar systems for industrial, agricultural, and...

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