When people think of solar energy, they may first think of its benefits for the environment. By replacing fossil fuels, solar power and other clean energy sources reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which helps slow climate disruption. Clean energy also reduces local pollution of water and air that can … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Solar Power Helps the Economy
Have you ever flown into a city and noticed all the beautiful rooftops that would be perfect for solar panels? Especially the big flat roofs of warehouses? Solar energy gets a lot of praise these days. It's expanded widely over the last decade. And there's still plenty of room to grow. But with … [Read more...] about Why Isn’t Every Rooftop Covered with Solar Panels by Now?
Secure Futures Solar has signed an agreement with Alerion RE, LLC, to provide up to $25 million in equity financing to develop, own and operate solar power projects in Virginia, West Virginiaand North Carolina. Solar projects will include K-12 public schools, colleges and … [Read more...] about Secure Futures Obtains $25 Million Commitment to Finance Commercial Solar Power Projects in Southeast
If solar panels are not installed correctly, they can damage a building's rooftop. Unfortunately, poorly executed solar installations have soured some facilities managers and building owners on rooftop solar panels. That's a shame, because solar-wary building managers are missing out on the … [Read more...] about How Commercial Buildings Can Install Solar Panels without Putting Holes in the Roof
Summer is finally here, and it is HOT! But did you know that besides the weather itself, what's on your building and around your neighborhood can have a huge impact on the temperature in your surrounding area? The number of trees in your vicinity and the shade they make, the color of asphalt on … [Read more...] about How You Can Reduce Your Heat Island Effect & Keep Cool This Summer