Did You Know?: 6 Interesting Facts About Solar Energy

JOLENE CIOSEK | November 8, 2016

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This, the 4th installment of the “Interesting Facts About Solar Energy” series, finds us on election day 2016! If you haven’t already, I hope you all make a point to get out and VOTE today. No matter what your political views are, I know we can all agree that the solar industry continues to boom. So many of us are making the choice to go solar now more than ever before, and amidst this wacky election year, I figured it would be a welcome distraction to take a look at 6 more interesting facts about solar energy.

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Distributed Sun, LLC (D-SUN) is a renewable energy services provider founded in 2009 that develops, constructs, finances, and operates commercial solar, community solar, and distributed generation. D-SUN provides tax equity syndication to its own projects and as a service. D-SUN manages operating assets in nine states. D-SUN’s affiliate company, beEdison, LLC provides a risk assessment and project development platform in parallel with additional diligence services and credit scoring for unrated entities.

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