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Show Me The Money. Financing Your Energy Efficiency Upgrade

Since energy consumption has such a major impact on operating costs, effective energy management is critical to success for commercial and industrial businesses. Yet, despite the favorable return on investment that improved energy efficiency provides, building owners and facility managers frequently struggle to find the capital required for much-needed energy efficiency upgrades. That was then. This …

Lee Goddard

Oct 12, 2018

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Bundled Energy Projects

Park Districts in Illinois Now Can Improve Their Facilities Without Spending A Cent

Nearly 350 park districts, sprinkled in towns and cities across Illinois, are comprised of thousands of acres and hundreds of buildings, all bustling daily with children, sports leagues, games and activities. These park districts are the true heart of their communities. But not all are running smoothly. Some baseball fields don’t have lights, or if …

Ben Stewart

June 5, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

Solar Energy Projects Heat Up Across the Country

Large commercial and industrial facilities, as well as municipalities, face soaring utility costs every year, a figure that is only rising, solar experts say. To stay in business, or not raise taxes, owners and leaders search for ways to reduce their utility costs. Sometimes that answer is a solar energy project. Once thought to implement …

Ben Stewart

May 30, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

INDUSTRY NEWS: SmartWatt Generates Buzz Over Energy Systems Optimization Project in New York

SmartWatt, a nationwide energy systems optimization company, is working with the village of Cazenovia in New York to implement a bundled energy efficiency project that includes a solar energy systems at the water treatment plant and LED street lights. The Eagle News recently reported on the energy-saving initiatives. To read more about the project, click here.

Ben Stewart

March 8, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

K-12 School Districts Benefit From An Energy Systems Optimization Approach

As a K-12 school district undertaking an energy efficiency project, it is crucial to look for a partner who has a wide range of expertise and takes into consideration all of your needs and constraints: the needs of your students and teachers, the ability and experience to work in sensitive environments, and the expertise to …

Ben Stewart

February 27, 2017

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Solar PV

Advantages of Solar Energy – SmartWatt’s Top 7 Benefits

Solar energy is widely accepted as an excellent source of energy, but it more than that. Solar energy offers a range of benefits—multidimensional, undeniable, and paradigm-shifting. Listed below are a few things that we feel make the list of being an advantage of solar energy. Financial Savings The first advantage of solar energy is financial …

Ben Stewart

January 15, 2017

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Commercial & Industrial

Solar Investment Tax Credit to Burn up by 2017

The solar energy industry is on the rise, and helping to lead the way in cleaner, sustainable energy. The cost of producing and purchasing solar energy systems has dropped significantly over the past few years, in part due to tax credit and rebate programs such as the Solar Investment Tax Credit. It is one of the …

Ben Stewart

November 11, 2016

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Solar PV

Solar Energy Facts: Some Things You Didn’t Know

Solar energy is here to stay, and most of us are becoming more familiar with its practical implications. Even if you’ve beefed up your solar vocabulary to include arrays, concentrators and inverters, there are still many solar energy facts that may suprise you. SmartWatt’s Top Solar Energy Facts 1. Its Origin Story In 1954, Bell Laboratories …

Ben Stewart

February 8, 2016

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Solar PV

Three Disadvantages of Solar PV

Full disclosure: We at SmartWatt are big fans of solar energy. But there are some disadvantages of solar PV. To date, the biggest one is economic: Even though the prices of manufacturing and installation have rapidly been falling, the costs associated with solar energy production still exceed the costs of more conventional generation by a …

Ben Stewart

January 8, 2016

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