The path to becoming energy self-sufficient by leveraging the power of solar energy is a worthy goal. Having said that, it is also true that for some, the path to ‘going green’ can be more circuitous, particularly if you are a member of a homeowners’ association (HOA). The purpose of a HOA is to protect […]
Archives for January 2018
A couple of years ago, owner Jay Miller was looking to finance a new solar array for his business. Crankshaft Supply remanufactures and refurbishes automotive parts to save the time and expense of having to manufacture new parts. In essence, Jay’s company repurposes and recycles old parts so they can be reused.
Download PACE Financing .PDF > PACE stands for Minnesota Property Assessed Clean Energy. Through this innovative program, owners of commercial businesses can access competitive private financing through a partnership between local governments and the St. Paul Port Authority. Building owners who use PACE financing for their solar energy installations, finance their projects through property taxes, […]
Minnesota installed enough solar panels in 2017 to power and run about 53,000 residences, and growth seems promising for this year, too. According to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, which is responsible for tracking solar installations, the state now boasts of an overall capacity of more than 700 megawatts. Commercial Solar Systems Installation grew rapidly […]
While the growth and advancements last year in the field of solar energy as a renewable source of energy were vast, we look forward to 2018 with a renewed hope for even more homeowners and business owners to “go solar!” 2017 saw the global demand for solar energy surge so much that it reached the […]
Download Xcel Solar Rewards .PDF > Selling energy back to the grid will off-set the cost of your new solar array! As of January 2018, Xcel Energy is launching a new rewards program for customers who add solar panels to their homes and commercial buildings. Yes, Xcel will actually pay YOU for the excess electricity […]