4 Tax Tips for New Regulations

4 Tax Tips for New Regulations

A major tax overhaul for commercial property owners has recently been implemented by the IRS. The new regulations have major economic benefits for building owners as well as serious compliance issues. Understanding how to properly apply these new IRS standards can...
Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Hydrogen Fuel Cells

What is the simplest element on the periodic table?  Hydrogen! The hydrogen fuel cell was invented in 1839 by Sir William Robert Grove. A fuel cell combines hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, heat, and water. This technology is obviously not new, but it...
Real Estate Investment

Real Estate Investment

Commercial Real Estate Investors around the globe dedicate a large majority of time planning, directing, and coordinating the selling/buying of properties. Investors also have to consider numerous risks when trying to secure income relatively quickly from a property....
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...
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....