Commercial PV Power Systems

Solar Roadways – The Future is Now!

Solar Roadways – The Future is Now!



You haven’t seen amazing until you’ve seen Solar Freakin Roadways! This is the future and it looks like Tron! Imagine every road, interstate, highway, parking lot, driveway and basketball court in America made of pure 100% USA invented solar panels! How about 3 times the amount of power consumed by America generated every day for […]


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Super Bowl XLVIII Goes Solar

Super Bowl XLVIII Goes Solar



Got dreams of rolling up to the Super Bowl XLVIII stadium gates in your sleek limousine? Too bad. In fact, game-goers won’t even be able to take a taxi to Sunday’s big event. That’s because this year, NFL officials have committed to making the event as “green” as possible. To that end, this year marks […]


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London Opens Wold’s Largest Solar Powered Bridge

London Opens Wold’s Largest Solar Powered Bridge



Nearly five years after construction began, London’s Blackfriars Bridge opened earlier today to great fanfare. Network Rail, which develops and maintains Britain’s rail tracks, bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and transport stations, cut the ribbon on the project touted as the world’s largest solar-powered bridge. Spanning across the River Thames and developed by Solarcentury, the […]


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Solar Artist Sarah Hall Marries Beauty with Technology

Solar Artist Sarah Hall Marries Beauty with Technology



Technology and art may seem strange bedfellows at first glance. But that’s only if you’ve never seen the work of world renowned solar artist Sara Hall. Internationally recognized for her large-scale art glass installations, this virtuoso of color, light and energy fuses photovoltaic technology with her colorful craft. The results are both extraordinarily beautiful and […]


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Google Glass Aids Solar Power Field Techs

Google Glass Aids Solar Power Field Techs



Technicians with San Diego’s Sullivan Solar Power are seeing their jobs in a whole new high-tech light by donning Google Glasses in the field. Correctly and effectively installing solar power requires solid knowledge of building plans and roof specifications for each particular facility. Until now, that meant hauling around large and cumbersome collections of blueprints, […]


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Germany – Leading the Solar World



So why is Germany leading the world in solar energy? No need to bore you with a pile of statistics (you can do your own research) but by any measurement, Germany is dramatically ahead of the rest of the world in installed solar electric systems. Why? Simple. They (as a people) decided to embrace renewable […]


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$25 Million Up for Grabs for US Solar Manufacturing

$25 Million Up for Grabs for US Solar Manufacturing



In an effort to boost the nation’s domestic solar manufacturing and ramp up the commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power technologies, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is offering $25 million in grant funding to qualified manufacturers. But you’d better hurry – The deadline for initial submissions for the Solar Manufacturing […]


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Tesla to Build “Gigafactory” Lithium-Ion Battery Plant Powered by Solar, Wind

Tesla to Build “Gigafactory” Lithium-Ion Battery Plant Powered by Solar, Wind



Palo Alto, CA-based Tesla Motor Co. recently announced it will offer $1.6 billion in convertible senior notes to the public in an effort to raise funds for the development and production of its ‘Gen III’ mass marketable electric vehicle and the development of the Tesla Gigafactory , among other general corporate purposes, according to a […]


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DOI Announces Two Major Solar Projects for California, Nevada

DOI Announces Two Major Solar Projects for California, Nevada



As multiple states, with California in the lead, continue to inch toward higher use of renewable energy, the US Department of the Interior (DOI) announced it’s approved to more major solar energy projects. Both located near the California-Nevada border, these project bring the total of utility-scale renewable energy projects approved on public lands to 50. […]


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Army Awards 21 New Contracts for Renewable Energy to Hit 2025 Deadline

Army Awards 21 New Contracts for Renewable Energy to Hit 2025 Deadline



The year 2025 may seem a long way away. Not so when you’re tasked with hitting a congressionally mandated goal of producing a full quarter of the energy needed to support an army from renewable sources within the next 11 years. That’s just what the US Army is facing, and that’s why since the beginning […]


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World’s Largest Solar Plant Opens in Nevada’s Mojave Desert

World’s Largest Solar Plant Opens in Nevada’s Mojave Desert



The tortoises are tucked away in the man-made dens created for them by workers of the world’s newest and largest solar power plant. They don’t seem to mind. So, It’s looking like the massive Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which sprawls across five square miles of federal land near the California-Nevada border, is a win-win […]


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Israeli-Designed Robots Keep Solar Plant Sparkling Clean

Israeli-Designed Robots Keep Solar Plant Sparkling Clean



It stands to reason that solar panels are far more effective when they’re clear of dirt and dust that can block the sun’s energy-giving rays. But just how does one clean all those hundreds, even thousands of panels that make up the world’s largest solar power plants? After all, that’s a lot of time, manpower […]


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Additional Commercial PV Power Systems Information

More and more, commercial property owners are turning to solar energy to power their businesses. A commercial solar system outfitted with commercial solar panels can provide your business with clean, renewable and cost-effective energy. Commercial solar panels cost less than you might think. Here’s how commercial solar energy works for a solar energy business:

Commercial solar energy starts with commercial solar panels. When sunlight hits them, energy is generated. From there, energy travels to an inverter and is converted from DC power to AC electricity — the kind you need to power your office or business. Next, the AC current from the inverter is passed on to an electric service panel. From there, the electricity is routed to your company’s specific electric loads and needs.

Store Energy to the Grid and Save Even More

When your commercial solar energy system generates more power than your business needs, the excess can be routed over to the utility power grid. When this happens, your electricity meter will spin backwards, earning you money and/or credit toward your overall energy bill.

In this day and age, companies need to set an example by conducting business in the most environmentally friendly ways possible. After your initial investment, the commercial solar panels cost savings on your company’s energy bill will be substantial. You’ll also drastically reduce the CO2 emissions your business produces.

Commercial solar energy for your business or organization can help you “go green” and save more money on your energy bill with each passing year. Becoming a solar energy business means you’re doing your part to help save the planet, and your bottom line will benefit as well.