01 Oct '15, 2pm

Getting Smart on Solar: How Utilities Can Help Businesses Make Worthwhile Investments

The advent of solar power has undoubtedly disrupted the energy market. And with electricity costs on the rise , commercial and industrial users are increasingly weighing its value. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Means Business report, as of mid-2014, more than 4,500 megawatts of commercial solar PV were installed at over 40,000 business, nonprofit and government locations throughout the U.S. With the uptick in solar investment comes more questions around the value of the renewable energy source among consumers and businesses. How much money can be saved by opting for solar panels? Is solar the best place to put an energy-saving investment among several options? Solar vendors aren’t always the trusted source for such questions. So to whom should consumers turn? The answer is utilities. A recent study by Opower showed that 77 percent of U.S. cus...

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