Category Archives: General

Evaluating Commercial Solar: Payback, ROI, NPV, and IRR

How much your business saves over the 25 to 30 year lifetime of a typical commercial solar system depends on many factors, including how you finance it, federal and local incentives, your utility rate, and the amount of sunshine available … Continue reading

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Really Fast Commercial Installs: Two REC Solar Time Lapse Videos

Below are two time-lapse videos filmed at two REC Solar installations. The first is from IKEA’s southwestern US distribution center in Tejon, California. The 1.8 MW DC system covers 216,000-square-feet of the expansive rooftop, and produced 3.05 million kWh of … Continue reading

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New Program Solves the Stranded Solar Meter Problem for California Farms

SB 594, a law that went into effect in PG&E utility territory February 2014, now allows property owners to aggregate the electricity load of multiple utility meters scattered throughout a single parcel or multiple continuous parcels and credit the bills … Continue reading

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Three Key Commercial Solar Tax Incentives Fighting to be Extended in 2014

You can never truly predict what legislation will actually pass through Congress and get signed by the President. Nevertheless, there are several expiring solar tax benefits in the EXPIRE Act of 2014 that we hope will get extended and continue … Continue reading

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Believe it or not, solar is getting hot … in Minnesota? Yes, Minnesota.

You might think that a northern state like Minnesota wouldn’t be a hot market for solar energy, but solar works great in northern and colder climates. To capture that solar potential, Minnesota recently enacted several policies and incentives to inspire … Continue reading

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