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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...

So(lar) Obvious: 3 Reasons why smart businesses are going solar!

Solar is a no brainer decision
Three compelling financial reasons to invest in solar were shared in a previous blog. Here are the most obvious reasons why installing a solar system is a smart business decision: Protect the earth: Solar is a free, in-exhaustible renewable resource that does not pollute our air and water. A typical...

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...

Lower Operating Expenses: Solar Offers Immediate Monthly Energy Savings

Man looking at a stack of invoices
Taxes and utility bills – two inevitable looming business expenses. Unfortunately, businesses don’t have very much control over how large those bills are and they continue to increase. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration , electric prices have risen at a rate of approximately 3.5% per year. Energy consumers...

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...

Evaluating Solar: 3 Financial Reasons to Invest in Solar

Solar panel and currency puzzle pieces
One capital investment every business should consider in their annual budget is solar. Why? 1. Obviously, renewable energy is better for the environment, than traditional fossil fuels. 2. Green marketing is a competitive differentiator. 3. Energy independence as a nation, business entity and even at the household level is becoming...

2016 REAP Grants

Grain Farm shop roof with solar panels
In January, 2016 the USDA announced over $50 million in renewable energy grants through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be awarded to businesses in your state. Let SunPeak help you navigate the grant writing process and capture those funds for your business...

The Gift of Solar 2015

SunPeak would like to express thanks and gratitude to our wonderful customers, colleagues, and communities that have been part of a tremendous 2015. Our collective efforts have made the world stronger, cleaner, and more sustainable. We are proud to have worked on many great projects this year, including the two...

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