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Does Solar Work in the Midwest?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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