A Deep Dive Into Improving The ROI For Commercial PV Solar Systems

As with any investment, the two main ways to improve the ROI of a commercial PV system is to increase energy production (and therefore annual revenue) and decrease lifetime costs. Let's take a deeper look at how this can be done in commercial PV installations.

Monetize That Runway!

Public airports across the U.S. face a similar challenge: a fixed revenue model with limited opportunity for growth. Fortunately, many have an untapped resource that they can turn into a source of predictable, long-term income - the open space around their runways.

How Keeping It Simple Can Lower O&M Costs

To mitigate the increasing cost of running a utility-scale solar project, many owners and operators have switched their focus from CapEx to operations and maintenance (O&M).

Experts Forecast the Wind Plant of the Future To Be Taller and More Economical

In the most-likely scenario, the experts predicted that hub height for newly installed onshore wind turbines will reach 130 meters in 2035, rather than the 115-meter forecast offered in a 2015 survey.

SMA Storage Solution turns the lights back on in Taiwan

On March 3, 2022, a serious power outage in Taiwan, happened. More than five million households and 500 industrial businesses were affected. Thanks to the SMA battery inverter, however, they were quickly back on the grid and supplied with power.

Operating Principles for Lead Acid Batteries

GEL, AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat), and Flooded batteries are all lead-acid batteries. The primary difference is how the electrolyte is handled. Each type of battery has its own optimal charging characteristics.

Solar Training Courses for 2022

SEI is scaling the organization on several fronts to give people more access to hands on, more classes online, and more services for employers to help bridge the gap between training and employment.

Agrivoltaics: The New Frontier

The pairing of photovoltaics and agriculture is something that must be further explored, including more supportive legislation and regulations allowing for this dual use of land.

Rooftop Solar's Unspoken Truth: Fires and Safety Risks are Uncomfortably Common

Due to inconsistent installation practices, intense manufacturer competition, and sometimes conflicting motives between Operations and Maintenance (O&M) providers and end-owners, the risk of fires looming on rooftop installations is uncomfortably common.

Making Solar an Even Safer Investment

As more businesses, utilities, and state bodies look to solar energy to help them meet their carbon reduction goals and cut energy costs, safety is coming under ever more scrutiny.

New Legislation on PFAS May Affect Your Fire Suppression System

One of the primary problems with PFAS is their "persistence." Persistence means they can persist in soil, water, and in the human body … for years. Exposure to water, air, and sunlight does little to degrade them, thus they are known as "forever" chemicals.

A Tiny Plexiglass House Featuring RT-MINI Closes Deals on the Spot

"I wanted my customers to see the product up close for themselves, not just view an iPad demo," he said. "So, I built a tiny house using plexiglass and mounted RT-MINI II on the roof."

Digitizing the Energy Transition: How Are Digital Technologies Accelerating Decarbonization?

With growing energy demand and increasing focus on energy security and supply resiliency, governments and businesses alike have turned to digital strategies to shape the new energy landscape.

Solar Atmospheres, Fontana, CA

By combining onsite generation, an advanced energy storage system and a world-class artificial intelligence-powered analytics platform, SCA optimizes energy usage by automatically switching between onsite generation, battery power and grid power.

Custom Installation Creates Net Zero SoCal Home

This project, like most, came with its share of challenges and requests from a discerning homeowner who wanted top quality. The ask: plan and install a solar system to handle the high electricity needs of this large home with a customized design and clean aesthetics.

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