Solar Project Helps YMCA of San Diego County Offer More Services

By |2019-02-16T11:35:55+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

The YMCA has happily discovered what many other school, nonprofit and government solar customers know well: When you save money with solar, your organization can pass on those savings to the public by expanding services. The YMCA of San Diego County, which recently had nearly 2.5 megawatts of SunPower® solar installed across six of its campuses, plans [...]

Preparing for Storm Season with Solar + Storage

By |2019-02-06T15:11:10+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

This October marked the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the record-setting “superstorm” that wrecked parts of New York and New Jersey, and there is always the looming question: “What if it happens again?" The 2018/2019 storm season is expected to be slightly more active than average, and it’s only a matter of time before a new storm takes over [...]

How long will Congress protect tax credits for renewables and EVs?

By |2019-01-14T12:17:39+00:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: Business Feed, What's New|

Recent statements from the White House and U.S. senators have created a growing level of uncertainty around the duration of federal tax credits for renewable energy sources and electric vehicles (EVs). At stake are several elements of the clean energy policy put into place during the past decade to promote the benefits of renewable energy. According [...]

Sustainable Solar Power Around the World

By |2019-01-23T17:09:25+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

All solar produces clean energy, but SunPower raises the bar when it comes to how sustainably we design, manufacture and install our solar power systems. Through our “beneficial by design” approach we we aim to be a regenerative force on the environment and society. Driven by this approach, Light on Land™ is SunPower’s signature program for solar power plant development where we build on previously disturbed lands, minimize disruptive [...]

8 things sustainable businesses care about

By |2019-01-23T17:09:20+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|

If you’ve ever wondered “What is sustainability?” when it comes to business, this infographic can help. It shows eight of the most common things companies focus on when they implement sustainable business practices. Business and sustainability can coexist. And businesses are finding that focusing on corporate responsibility enables them to maintain a sustainable competitive advantage while [...]

Need a Tax Break? Go Solar in 2019 for Maximum Benefits

By |2019-01-18T10:15:35+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|

If you’ve been on the fence about going solar, here’s a great reason to make a decision soon: The U.S. federal solar investment tax credit, known as the solar ITC, is set to decrease after 2019. This tax credit, which you can apply toward your 2019 federal income taxes, currently is equal to 30 percent of the cost [...]

How businesses and public entities can pay for solar

By |2019-01-02T16:39:22+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

So your organization is considering going solar, but there’s concern about how to pay for it and a bit of confusion about the solar financing options available. That’s pretty common, so here’s a quick primer on the main ways a business, educational institution or public organization can pay for solar, including purchasing or leasing a system, [...]

PACE Financing Helps Businesses Go Solar

By |2018-12-13T12:45:18+00:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

Property Assessed Clean Energy financing or "PACE" can make it easier for owners of commercial, industrial, multifamily and nonprofit properties to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for renewable energy projects. Your business or organization can apply for 100 percent financing for clean energy improvements such as installing solar. (The program is also available to homeowners in California, Florida and [...]

Funding Commercial Solar Projects

By |2019-02-14T01:51:33+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar|

Not so long ago your choice for financing a new solar energy system was simple—come up with the money to pay for it. Today, the solar industry is more financially sophisticated, offering a number of different ways to make this renewable energy resource a reality. The key is to find the commercial solar funding option that [...]

Leveraging SMART To Maximize Solar Value

By |2018-12-13T11:55:02+00:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: Business Feed, Going Solar, What's New|

As one of the leading clean energy initiatives in the U.S., the Massachusetts SMART (Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target) Solar Program incentivizes a wide array of solar installation types and sizes. As you are making decisions about your solar deployment, it pays—literally—to understand how capacity and system type affect incentive-boosting opportunities under the SMARTMassachusetts solar incentive. SMART aims to add [...]