Renewables Up, Coal Down, Natural Gas Production Up in 2023

3 weeks ago · 2 minute read

In 2023, the share of U.S. electrical generation by renewable energy is expected to increase, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) January 2023 report. This increase is driven primarily by increased solar capacity and new wind projects. After representing 21 percent of electricity generation in 2022, the EIA is forecasting renewables (primarily wind […]

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5 Reasons Why Interest in Solar Energy Is at an All-time High

4 months ago · 3 minute read

5 Reasons Why Interest in Solar Energy Is at an All-time High Business owners are expressing interest in solar energy for a number of reasons—important among these are the high cost of electricity, new government tax credits, and the ability to access solar without the need for capital expenditure. By adopting solar as part of […]

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Encouraging Investment in Solar with The Inflation Reduction Act

5 months ago · 3 minute read

Encouraging Investment in Solar with The Inflation Reduction Act With the goal of reducing carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030, the U.S. Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 in early August. The legislation provides the industry with a predictable energy policy for the next decade as well as $369 billion in spending […]

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Expanding The Use of Renewable Energy by Waiving Tariffs

7 months ago · 3 minute read

To spur solar panel projects in the U.S., the Biden administration waived tariffs on solar panels from four Southeast Asian nations for two years and invoked the Defense Production Act. While the temporary suspension of the tariff may increase the availability of solar panels, other factors such as inflation, interest rates, and on-going supply chain […]

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Mitigating the Impact of High Electricity Costs

8 months ago · 3 minute read

Mitigating the Impact of High Electricity Costs Business owners in Pennsylvania face higher electricity bills this summer as generation costs spike. By installing a solar energy system, they can reduce the impact of costly energy rate hikes. Natural Gas Prices Increase Generation Costs Natural gas is the fuel stock used to generate half of Pennsylvania’s […]

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Turning Your Roof into a Potential Revenue-generating Asset

9 months ago · 3 minute read

Turning Your Roof into a Potential Revenue-generating Asset Owners of commercial buildings have a unique opportunity to transform a cost center into a possible revenue-generating asset. By coordinating a roof replacement or refurbishment with the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, owners can: Reduce roof and solar maintenance costs with coincident warranty terms for […]

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Farming the Land While Harvesting the Sun

10 months ago · 3 minute read

Landowners with a passion for farming and an interest in solar energy with its consistent stream of revenue can satisfy both with agrivoltaics. By integrating photovoltaic (PV) systems above crops and pastures, agrivoltaics produces food and energy from the same plot, helping farmers increase their economic viability while reinvigorating their land. Naturally Regenerating the Land […]

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Distributed Energy Generation

11 months ago · 3 minute read

Protecting our Nation’s Energy Supply with Distributed Energy Generation A resilient economy relies on cheap, abundant energy that is secure against low-probability, high-impact events like storms, earthquakes, fire, pandemics, geopolitical threats, supply chain problems, and terrorist attacks. While some of these events are unlikely, weather-related outages in the Northeastern U.S. increased 159 percent from the […]

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Case Study: Saubel’s Markets

11 months ago · < 1 minute read

Saubel’s Markets, a family-owned supermarket chain located in southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland, decided to implement on-premises solar installations at its stores in two locations to demonstrate their commitment to the environment and the community. Click here to find out how BAI Group led each stage of the project.

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The Challenges and Opportunities of Electric Vehicles

12 months ago · 3 minute read

The Biden administration recently stated that it wants electric vehicles to represent 50 percent of new vehicle sales in the U.S. by 2030. But is this target achievable, and can it help reduce carbon emissions? In 2021, global electric vehicle (EV) sales grew 80 percent[1] as automakers, including Ford, GM, Toyota, and Volkswagen, committed to […]

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