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5 Ways the Biden Administration Will Likely Encourage Solar Power

3 days ago · 2 minute read

The Biden campaign stated that it wants to “move ambitiously to generate clean, American-made electricity.” Read on to learn about 5 things that the new administration can do to stimulate investments in alternative energy sources like solar power.

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Case Study: Millheim Borough

2 weeks ago · < 1 minute read

To benefit residents, the Millheim Borough council wanted to explore how it could reduce utility costs with solar power. Learn how BAI Group reported on the feasibility of a solar installation and identified a cost-effective approach. Click here to view the full case study.

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The Ultimate Solar Checklist for Businesses

1 month ago · 2 minute read

Solar panels can be a great investment opportunity for businesses. However, knowing where to begin can be challenging. That is why we put together the ultimate checklist for businesses that are considering solar.

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6 Steps to Determine If Solar Panels Are Really Worth It

2 months ago · 3 minute read

Cost management is a characteristic of healthy, successful companies. If you’re looking to reduce your business’ electricity costs, you may be considering the feasibility of installing solar panels. This blog examines several important areas that can help you make a more informed decision. 1.    Your Cost of Electricity An important factor in determining the viability […]

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Incentives for Generating Solar Energy

2 months ago · 2 minute read

If you own or are thinking about installing solar panels on your property, you may be able to earn hundreds of dollars through a Pennsylvania incentive program known as solar renewable energy certificates (SREC). Mixing Alternative Electricity Generation in Pennsylvania In 2004, Pennsylvania passed its Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) Act to increase alternative sources […]

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Can a 100-year Flood Happen Every Year?

3 months ago · 3 minute read

“When you have two 500-year floods within two years of each other, it’s pretty clear it’s not a 500-year flood.”   – Roy Cooper, North Carolina Governor The idea of back-to-back 100-year floods sounds strange to most people. A 100-year flood should only happen every 100 years, right? Not quite. The confusion comes from the […]

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9 Questions Your Prospective Solar Provider Should Ask You

5 months ago · 3 minute read

There are lots of blogs on the Web that list questions you should ask solar vendors, but not many about the questions they might ask you. When evaluating potential solar companies, you can gain a lot of insight into their experience and expertise by paying close attention to the questions they ask you. This blog […]

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SRBC Water Withdrawal Applications – UPDATE

6 months ago · 3 minute read

Recent enhancements to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission’s Consumptive Use Mitigation Policy may impact water usage for commercial users in central Pennsylvania. In its Resolution No. 2020-02, the Commission provides flexibility for facilities paying its water usage fee by enhancing the water-use mitigation practices in Consumptive Use Mitigation Policy 2020-01, which specifies consumptive use from […]

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5 Things You Should Consider Before Signing a Solar Contract

6 months ago · 3 minute read

Before signing any contract, it’s a good idea to be aware of things like jargon, acronyms, common practices, and assumptions. If you’re considering signing a solar contract, which may require a 15- to 20-year commitment, it’s important to be prepared. In this blog, we review some common features of a solar contract. By understanding these, […]

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How Much Will You Save?

7 months ago · 2 minute read

Calculating the Avoided Cost of a Solar Project An important factor in determining the viability of a solar project is the potential saving in electricity, the “avoided cost.” By generating your own electricity with solar, your utility avoids the cost of having to generate that electricity, which reduces your electricity bill. Using an electric bill […]

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