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  1. Green Power: Onsite or Offsite?

    September 23, 2014 | 0 comments

    If you’re considering alternative energy sources for your commercial building, it’s important to realize that you have two options: you can choose to generate green power onsite or purchase it from a third party. Here is some information that may help you decide … (more…)


  2. Putting a Solar Power Purchase Agreement to Work

    November 27, 2013 | 0 comments

    If solar is being considered as a green power option for your commercial building, don’t assume you have to install rooftop photovoltaics or invest in other solar power infrastructure.

    By participating in a solar power purchase agreement (SPPA), you can reap the benefits of solar power while saving on upfront capital costs and avoiding concerns about system performance or maintenance. Here’s how an SPPA works … (more…)


  3. Pros and Cons of Green Power

    July 18, 2012 | 0 comments

    Green power use in commercial buildings is increasing every day, but still only 8% of U.S. energy comes from alternative energy sources, according to National Geographic. The United States is currently in second place behind China, the world leader in green power.

    There are three options for incorporating green power in your facility: 1) purchasing grid-connected green power from suppliers, 2) installing onsite generation (wind turbines, photovoltaics, etc.), or 3) purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs). You can mix and match these options to create your facility’s green power strategy. (more…)