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The Benefits of CHP for Food Manufacturers

08.21.20 11:36 AM By Jon - Comment(s)
The Benefits of CHP for Food Manufacturers
Food manufacturers have massive energy requirements and by utilizing sustainable practices like combined heat and power can optimize their energy dollars to improve the bottom line.

Microgrids: Where Sustainability and Resiliency Meet

07.28.20 09:48 AM By Jon - Comment(s)
Microgrids: Where Sustainability and Resiliency Meet
Microgrids of the modern era are tough, tactical, and efficient - and they highlight the importance of localized distribution.

A1 and Cleveland Bros. Install 4MW CHP at CarbonLITE

06.09.20 03:53 PM By Jon - Comment(s)
A1 and Cleveland Bros. Install 4MW CHP at CarbonLITE
A1 Energy and Cleveland Brothers Install a 4MW CHP System at New CarbonLITE Facility in Reading, PA

Implementing Solar PV for Local Governments

04.10.20 08:34 PM By Denise - Comment(s)
Implementing Solar PV for Local Governments
Set your municipal solar project on the right course by knowing the benefits and the key financial models that have proven successful.

sREC Regional Price Trends

10.24.18 02:13 PM By Jon - Comment(s)
sREC Regional Price Trends

sREC stands for a Solar Renewable Energy Certificate and represents the environmental attributes associated with 1,000 kilowatt-hours (“kWhs”) or 1 megawatt-hour (“mWh”) of solar generation. States that want to stimulate solar development, create a requirement for retail suppliers of electricity to...

PA Legislative CHP Update

09.11.18 02:06 PM By Jon - Comment(s)
PA Legislative CHP Update
Guest post by Robert Barkanic P.E., The Barkanic Group



Combined heat and power (CHP) is an efficient and clean approach to generating electric power and useful thermal energy from a single fuel source. Rather than buying electricity from a distribution company or a retail supplier, and separately com...

Can Your Facility Benefit From Combined Heat and Power?

06.19.18 02:18 PM By Jon - Comment(s)
Can Your Facility Benefit From Combined Heat and Power?
Energy costs can be a major source of budget stress for commercial and industrial facilities, Combined heat and power (CHP), or cogeneration systems can help.

PA Solar Renewable Energy Credit Update

04.13.18 03:23 PM By Jon - Comment(s)
PA Solar Renewable Energy Credit Update

On October 30th, Governor Wolf signed into law House Bill 118 that closed the state to the import of solar renewable energy credits ("sRECs") generated by systems installed in other states.  sRECs can generate a secondary revenue stream for owners of solar PV systems and have been a p...

Why extending the Solar ITC was a smart move

03.25.16 09:51 AM By Jon - Comment(s)
Why extending the Solar ITC was a smart move

Solar energy, a clean, sustainable, and renewable energy source is growing in popularity worldwide, and offers itself as an important alternative to environmentally harmful fossil fuels. The US market has just been given a seal of approval –government backed.  The ITC (Investment Tax Credit) wa...

Overview of CHP (Combined Heat & Power)

01.29.16 05:19 PM By Jon - Comment(s)
Overview of CHP (Combined Heat & Power)

Put simply, CHP, Combined Heat & Power, is using a single fuel source i.e. natural gas to generate electricity.  The co-gen system captures the heat to offset the thermal load at the host site.  The result is improved fuel efficiency compared to pulling electricity from the grid and pr...

ITC (Investment Tax Credit) Extended until 2022

12.23.15 11:03 AM By Jon - Comment(s)
ITC (Investment Tax Credit) Extended until 2022

Just announced last week, the Federal Investment Tax Credit has been extended through 2018 and then will taper off to settle at 10% in 2022.  The extension of the tax credit will play a crucial role in continuing to advance solar energy in the U.S.  


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Solar PV Year End Outlook

09.09.15 12:05 PM By Jon - Comment(s)

Heading into Q4 2015 there is a lot going on in the solar world.  U.S. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations have been on a sharp rise.  Much of this rise has been in the residential sector and from utility-scale solar projects.  However, with strategic adaptations of today’s technol...

Turn Your Roof Into an Asset

07.08.14 02:22 PM By Jon - Comment(s)
Turn Your Roof Into an Asset

Large commercial & industrial buildings can produce green energy and revenues by leasing their roof space. With no capital required you could be locking in your expensive daytime electric rates for the next twenty years, with little to zero maintenance worries. Contact Us to learn more...