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06
Jul

Solar horizons sunny or ticking away by the hands of time?

Government legislation is focused on increasing the viability of solar and working with utilities to create a sector that supports renewable energy and creates more jobs. Currently, we have time sensitive federal tax incentives that are advantageous for organizations to get involved in a solar project now, but they may not last. Let’s talk about the Federal Investment Tax Credit and what it does for companies purchasing a solar project…

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01
Jul

Good timing equals big savings with solar

There are many incentives to go solar right now! Contact Louth Callan Renewables to walk you through the latest enrollments for updated solar incentives state by state. The Connecticut deadline for ZREC applications is July 13th and Rhode Island is also about to open up  their enrollment period for the RI Regrowth Program. Connecticut: If you are a commercial business don’t miss out on the lucrative investment opportunity to go…

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26
Jun

Stormy times didn’t stop the push for sunny money

In many parts of the world, solar panels are now producing electricity more efficiently than natural gas and coal. A few years ago, the recent drop in oil and gas prices due to COVID 19 might have increased the use of fossil fuels and hurt the renewable energy sector. Today, that is not the case. The renewable industry is running strong and businesses, schools, and nonprofits alike, are happy and…

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24
Jun

What do you do when the sun doesn’t shine?

Solar panels have one job-to collect sunlight and transform it into electricity. However, they can only make that energy when the sun is shining. That’s why the ability to store solar energy for later use is important to exponentially growing the solar industry. Storage helps to keep the balance between electricity generation and demand. Lithium-ion batteries are one way to store this energy. These are the same batteries that power…

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17
Jun

Landowners have peace of mind knowing protection comes with profits

Have you heard of pollinator friendly solar farms? As solar growth continues to rise, pollinators are giving landowners another reason to support renewable energy. Many landowners have owned their farm for generations and the importance of maintaining the resources of their land is at the forefront of their mind when they are considering a solar installation. It’s no secret that renewable energy from the sun is growing at an exponential…

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12
Jun

How can your business benefit from a Solar Site Lease?

There are many different ways to finance a solar project installation. So what is the real difference between a ”solar site lease” and a “solar PPA” and what is the attraction to a solar site lease? Although they are very similar in practice, they do have one major difference, a solar site lease is a pretty straight forward transaction similar to a monthly rent payment. Leasing your unused space to…

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09
Jun

If you’re small-you’re smart, under MA’s new SMART program

The state ranks as the national leader for residential and community solar and has installed more than 2.5 gigawatts of solar to date, but recent projects have been slowed by interconnection and policy changes. New solar installations dropped 50% in Massachusetts last year alone. In October 2019, regulators in favor of renewable energy questioned the utilities ability to meet demand. Regulators opened an investigation into National Grid’s handling of the…

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01
Apr

Unlocking Opportunity Zone Funding for Solar

Have you ever stopped in the middle of the street and said, “I wish someone would just hit me over the head with a million dollars?” Ya, we thought there would be a few of you who have. Fortunately, an investment in solar might do just that! As a solar developer we’ve starting exploring a brand new solar opportunity that may help you get that smacked over the head “million…

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28
Mar

Solar, a good idea for any business.

Commercial solar makes great business sense even if you are a nonprofit. You can lower your current operating expenses, increase revenue, provide peace of mind against rising energy costs, and tap into the growing customer base that look for environmentally responsible vendors that are focused on sustainable energy strategies. Government & Utility incentives combined with recent decreases in equipment prices make the investment in solar a good financial decision for…

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16
Mar

Schools are switching to solar!

Though thousands of schools around the country have already taken advantage of the cost savings and many benefits which solar can provide, the opportunity is still generally underutilized. Schools have a unique advantage when it comes to solar energy because of the favorable building structures on each campus. The large, flat rooftops normally found on public, private, K-12 and university school buildings make many of these properties ideal candidates for…

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