Driven by student demand, Fordham University added solar to Campbell Hall. Over the past year, several students…
Community solar refers to a solar installation where local subscribers (ratepayers) can receive credit on their electricity bills for a portion of the renewable energy produced from the solar system. This allows multiple members of a community – from homeowners to renters to businesses – to share in the benefits of solar electricity generation even if they cannot or prefer not to install solar systems on their own property.
In addition to helping businesses, the environment and the economy, solar can also benefit some of our four-legged friends. Solar grazing is the practice of grazing livestock on solar farms. This practice is widespread in Europe and becoming more popular in the U.S since rural areas are often the most desirable sites for large, ground-mount solar installations.
The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 following an extremely detrimental oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. While it is now a global event, Earth Day was first conceived by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as a way of raising public awareness about environmental issues. This year’s Earth Day is dedicated to ending plastic pollution around the world (Earth Day Network).
Every smart business leader knows that, in order to compete at the top of their market, he or she needs to recruit and retain exceptional candidates. Traditionally, implementing a variety of human resource practices — such as creating programs for recent graduates, ensuring streamlined onboarding processes, implementing flexible employee policies and offering professional opportunities — helps attract and retain top talent. While these conventional HR methods are important ways to build the best teams possible, another perhaps surprising way to set your company apart from other competitors in your market is to install a solar system.
President Trump announced on June 1st that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, thus fulfilling a major campaign promise but raising concerns around the globe about efforts to curb climate change, as well as concerns by U.S. corporates about the significant potential for missed economic opportunity.
This coming Wednesday, June 21st, will be the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The Summer Solstice marks the beginning of summer and is the longest day of the year. On this day, EnterSolar’s clients will maximize the extra sunlight through their solar systems, which will turn every second of daylight into productive, renewable energy. At our headquarters in New York City, we are looking forward to enjoying 15 hours, 5 minutes and 37 seconds of sunlight. In celebration of the Summer Solstice’s benefits to our clients and the environment, we at EnterSolar have affectionately dubbed this day, “EnterSolstice.”
On January 17th, 2017, government officials and business leaders from over 70 countries assembled in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. During the four-day meeting, the participants discussed a host of exigent global issues. Klaus Schwab, Chairman of the World Economic Forum, introduced this year’s theme, “Responsive and responsible leadership,” and emphasized the importance of having leaders who can help the public navigate the rapidly changing world during the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or the current digital transformation. Among the key topics addressed was energy, specifically in the context of climate change, energy security, and the global economy.
On Wednesday, October 26, the leading reinsurance provider Swiss Re, a founding member of the RE100 initiative, broke ground on a 2.7 MW solar system at their United States headquarters. Over 100 people attended the ceremony, which took place on the patio of Swiss Re’s Armonk corporate campus. EnterSolar is honored to partner with Swiss Re to develop this marquee solar project, the largest in Westchester County.
Solar energy is now mainstream. Adding solar to a company’s energy portfolio makes economic sense because it is lucrative, reliable and, cost-competitive with traditional forms of energy. Federal tax credits, the MACRS bonus depreciation, and various state-level incentives are keeping C-suite executives excited about the financial benefits and long-term returns they can gain by going solar.