Solar energy costs continue to fall at a healthy clip, making now the right time to go solar
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) released a report which finds that the cost of installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems fell 6-14% in the U.S. in 2012, and another 10-15% in the first… Read more.
The demand for clean, renewable and affordable energy continues to increase rapidly. California continues to rise among the leading states in the country that have adopted a strong advocacy for renewable energy, particularly in solar.
According to a recent report from the California Independent System Operator, solar energy will account for the majority of… Read more.
Solar developers, financiers and businesses find themselves under ever-increasing pressure to obtain an economic model to maximize a solar project’s return on investment (ROI). This pressure stems from a rise in demand for solar which has largely been attributed to the decreasing costs in installation and maintenance coupled with increasing energy efficiency. With energy rates… Read more.
With energy rates for California valley farmers going up by an average of 2.5 percent every year for the last decade, many growers, processors, packers and distributers are looking to solar to help buffer the cost. In fact, by going solar farmers are realizing an annual savings of over $200,000.
“The typical savings we’ve seen… Read more.
We’ve been saying it for quite some time now: The time for going solar is today.
Solar is helping businesses lower current operating costs and deliver more predictable energy costs for the next 30 years. Given that significant increases in electricity rates are predicted over the next decade, now is the time to take advantage… Read more.
The 2013 World Ag Expo is just around the corner, kicking off the world’s largest agricultural exposition in Tulare, Calif. In a few weeks, attendees and exhibitors from around the world will converge upon the Central Valley city to participate in agricultural tours, showcase new ag products and attend farming-related seminars.
This time of the… Read more.
Curtimade Dairy in Tulare, Calif., is among the growing number of agribusinesses that are increasingly turning to the sun for electricity in California. The nearly century-old family-run dairy recently hosted an open house to show off its 719 kilowatt photovoltaic tracking array, which was installed by SPG Solar. The SunSeeker single axis solar tracking system… Read more.