Emerging Solar Strategies How Innovative Companies are Using Solar to Reduce Energy Costs

| April 29, 2018

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Photovoltaics and distributed solar generation have redefined expectations, reduced costs, and rocked the century-old utility business model. Solar costs have dropped nearly 50%1 in just the past few years and customer options are no longer limited to only a few types of onsite systems. Today, customers can access a broad range of solar solutions, including. In a business environment focused relentlessly on reducing operating costs, these new opportunities allow businesses to develop renewable energy portfolios with a unique ability to address volatile energy costs. Solar power can be a central asset in these portfolios. While these are sophisticated solutions, the right solar partner can help organizations to evaluate the different options and effectively build a solar energy portfolio that achieves sustainability goals and lowers overall energy costs.

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