Community Solar vs. Rooftop Solar: a Full Comparison

SCOTT BECKER | January 18, 2019

article image
If you clicked on this article, you’re probably already familiar with the many benefits of solar energy to both our economy and environment and the ever-growing need to switch to clean energy. I won’t preach to the choir. Now that we know we need renewable energy more than ever, it’s time to figure out how each of us can do our part. There are plenty of ways to get involved in the clean energy revolution, and every step counts. Still, everyone’s own particular situation location, finances, time, and the like affects the kinds of steps they can take. One of the most common decisions people looking to join in clean energy face is between community and rooftop solar.

Spotlight

Renu Energy Solutions

Renu Energy Solutions provides high-quality solar energy system installation, as well as proven energy saving products and services. Founded in 2010 to help homeowners and businesses effectively and permanently reduce their utility bills, Renu Energy Solutions stands by a specialized approach for your unique energy situation.

OTHER ARTICLES

OPTIMIZING COGENERATION POWER PLANTS TO MANAGE RENEWABLE ENERGY EFFICIENTLY AND ECONOMICALLY

Article | February 11, 2020

A cogeneration, or Combined Heat and Power (CHP), plant uses a heat engine or power station to produce electric and thermal energy simultaneously from a single fuel source. A primary benefit of using a cogeneration system is that it can capture thermal energy for heating that is otherwise wasted in a conventional power plant. Utility companies today face the challenge of transitioning to the utilization of renewable energy for both electricity production and district heating systems.

Read More

How EV Chargers Help Campus Energy Ecosystems Evolve

Article | February 11, 2020

Electric engines are incredibly efficient, getting useful work out of 85 percent of the energy that goes into them. Gas engines only get 30 percent, wasting a lot of the energy we pay to fill them up with. That one fact drives intense fuel cost savings for electric vehicles, a clear win for a campus shuttle and bus conversion. But switching from gas to electric also opens up a world of operational resilience, energy independence and sustainability — with the right implementation of electric vehicle charging technology.

Read More

RENEWABLE ENERGY: IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON PROJECT SPECIFIC INSURANCE

Article | February 11, 2020

We are certain that everyone involved in renewable energy projects are thinking about the impact Covid-19 will have on your projects being planned, built or operated. The following blog is not to be used as a full guideline, but rather an overview of our perspective on the situation. With the global Covid-19 escalation, it is likely that both the developers and the OEM’s are thinking “what impact will Covid-19 have on the completion of my project” and “can I still meet my PPA deadline?’ The first question to consider is whether a delay caused by a Force Majeure event insurable? The short answer is that no, a delay in this scenario would not be covered. Insurance is about Physical Damage to the subject matter insured, which is the Works. An outbreak of Covid-19 is not a Physical Damage event.

Read More

Why attracting new talent to the renewable energy industry matters now

Article | February 11, 2020

With a global pandemic in full swing, climate change is no longer the main emergency hitting the news. As countries all over world have introduced social distancing and isolation restrictions to limit the spread of the virus, carbon emissions have dropped as non-essential sectors have ceased their usual activities and travel has reduced as people stay at home. One estimate indicates that greenhouse gas emissions in Europe will drop by a staggering 24.4% this year, which equates to 388.8 million tons less carbon. We have seen a global drop in carbon emissions before following the most recent major financial crisis, however we must not forget that this was quickly followed by a 6% increase in global emissions in 2010.

Read More

Spotlight

Renu Energy Solutions

Renu Energy Solutions provides high-quality solar energy system installation, as well as proven energy saving products and services. Founded in 2010 to help homeowners and businesses effectively and permanently reduce their utility bills, Renu Energy Solutions stands by a specialized approach for your unique energy situation.

Events