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  • Leveraging SMART to maximize solar value

    Leveraging SMART to maximize solar value

    Learn how to get the most from the SMART program—the newest Massachusetts commercial solar incentive.

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  • Installing solar: What to expect from your utility—and how your solar company will help you out

    Installing solar: What to expect from your utility—and how your solar company will help you out

    Your utility has a big say in the commercial solar installation process. This article spells out what to expect from them and your solar provider.

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  • Solar panel warranties vs. system performance guarantees: apples and oranges

    Solar panel warranties vs. system performance guarantees: apples and oranges

    This article helps clear up the confusion between solar panel warranties, and production and performance guarantees.

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  • Energy users aren’t the only winners with community solar

    Energy users aren’t the only winners with community solar

    Real estate developers, property owners, and community solar participants can benefit from this offsite solar program in different but positive ways.

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  • It’s electric: Schools board the electric school bus trend

    It’s electric: Schools board the electric school bus trend

    Schools nationwide are learning how to reduce their carbon footprint, while supporting sustainability and improving air quality for students.

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  • Get to know NREL: a leading source for renewable energy research

    Get to know NREL: a leading source for renewable energy research

    Background on the National Renewable Energy Lab, and how its work impacts renewable energy research and solar technology in the United States.

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  • Making the business case for the benefits of commercial solar power

    Making the business case for the benefits of commercial solar power

    These 5 steps will help you make the business case for solar to your executive leadership team.

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  • Should your business recycle its approach to recycling?

    Should your business recycle its approach to recycling?

    What you should know about the evolving demographics of employees and consumers, and what leads to successful “recycling in business” efforts.

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  • Is my roof good for solar? The questions behind the question

    Is my roof good for solar? The questions behind the question

    Working with commercial solar and roofing experts, the question “Is my roof good for solar?” is easier to answer when you first ask the right questions.

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  • Sustainability Star: Toyota is going places few companies have been before

    Sustainability Star: Toyota is going places few companies have been before

    Toyota is leading the way in corporate sustainability, and their new North American headquarters is a testament to the company’s undeniable commitment.

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  • Renewable energy procurement trends: the curse and the boom

    Renewable energy procurement trends: the curse and the boom

    Renewable energy procurement trends may be on the rise, but buyers need to be aware of something known as the “winner’s curse.”

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  • The mystery of financing solar power: Which option is best for you?

    The mystery of financing solar power: Which option is best for you?

    Asking some basic questions and having a clear understanding of your organization’s goals can help you find the best option for financing solar power.

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  • Solar battery storage could increase savings for over 25% of commercial utility customers

    Solar battery storage could increase savings for over 25% of commercial utility customers

    Solar battery storage systems could potentially benefit 25% of commercial utility customers, reducing demand charges incurred during peak energy use times.

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  • How to go solar: Getting to solar panel installation in 8 steps

    How to go solar: Getting to solar panel installation in 8 steps

    Switching to solar power for business is a big decision. This article lays out how your planning for solar power leads to solar panel installation.

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  • Solar panel recycling: a future of profitable possibilities

    Solar panel recycling: a future of profitable possibilities

    Establishing ways to encourage future solar panel recycling now can help create a multi-billion-dollar industry and cut tons of e-waste in landfills later.

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  • SMART program regulations finalized

    SMART program regulations finalized

    On August 25, 2017, DOER filed the final version of the SMART solar power incentive program. Find out what’s changed, and what to do next.

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  • Big business takes lead in corporate renewable energy boom

    Big business takes lead in corporate renewable energy boom

    Large companies with aggressive corporate renewable energy goals are leading the way for wider access to and adoption of sustainable energy practices.

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  • Installation investigation: Choosing the right solar design for your organization

    Installation investigation: Choosing the right solar design for your organization

    Is a solar carport, rooftop solar or ground-mounted solar system best for your organization? Compare the different benefits of solar power for business.

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  • A new way to market (and realize) the benefits of sustainability

    A new way to market (and realize) the benefits of sustainability

    How to boost brand reputation, attract customers and improve the environment by marketing more than just the benefits of sustainability with this new method.

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  • How solar power can increase your commercial property value

    How solar power can increase your commercial property value

    Learn about the positive effect commercial solar can have on your property value.

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