US Solar Tariffs – Shining Some Light on the Topic

US Solar Tariffs – Shining Some Light on the Topic

Earlier this week, President Trump announced a new import tariff on solar cells and modules coming from overseas, primarily from Southeast Asia. The 30% tariff will have an effect on the solar industry, but will unintended consequences result? Time always tells the...
Natural Gas and CHP

Natural Gas and CHP

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems offer increased year-round natural gas sales and use infrastructure more efficiently. In contrast to electrical demand, residential, commercial and industrial facilities tend to demonstrate a high gas demand during the winter...
Haywood County Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Haywood County Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Congratulations to Mayor Smith and Haywood County on securing their newest grant from The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation! The Clean Tennessee Energy Grant will help this community reduce costs, increase savings, waste less energy, and promote...
Real Estate Investment

Real Estate Investment

Real Estate Investors around the globe dedicate a good majority of their time to their business through planning, directing, and coordinating the selling/buying of properties. Investors also have to numerous risks when trying to secure income relatively quickly from a...
Judging the ROI of a Microgrid

Judging the ROI of a Microgrid

  With a typical on site generation project, the return on investment (ROI) is pretty straightforward to calculate. Take a solar panel system (SPS) for example; we have good data that helps us estimate how much energy a SPS on your roof will generate over the course...

Self Generation and Microgrids

The question arises from time to time, “If I have a solar roof, can I use this to power my facility when the grid goes down?” The same question comes from facilities that have combined heat and power plants and/or battery storage running in parallel with the grid....
Microgrids

Microgrids

Microgrid – A local energy grid with control capability that can disconnect from the local utility and operate autonomously. It is a centralized power generation source that combines on-site power production,energy load and storage. Utility Sector – A...
Equivalent to Selling More Vehicles!

Equivalent to Selling More Vehicles!

A ccording to NADA, on average auto dealerships utilize over 18% more energy than other traditional commercial business. It is estimated that a typical dealership spends the majority of their electrical loads on heating, cooling (20%), shop (30%), and lighting (45%)...
The ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management

The ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management

Your guide to building a strategic energy management program So you want to start saving energy, but you don’t know where to begin. Or perhaps you’ve been managing energy for years, but you’d like to take your program to the next level. Lucky for you, since 1991, tens...