Renewable Energy

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The Innovation of Solar Technology Never Stops

Solar energy technology keeps on getting better and more efficient. Engineers and scientists around the world and in our country are working day and night to find new ways to harvest solar power at the highest efficiency and the most affordable price. If you think about it, solar energy is just starting to rapidly expand.  As many environmental advocates push towards using renewable energies in place of harmful materials, scientists are looking to make solar even better.

Solar Energy Improvements Lie in Nature

A Michigan State University professor in the department of chemistry believes that the future of solar energy technology lies within nature. By this, he is referring to the abundant materials in nature that are scalable and designed to improve upon the energy conversion systems found in nature.

There is a new study that shows molecules telling scientists how to modify to better absorb solar energy for power usage. It’s a molecular property known as quantum coherence, which may play a huge role in natural photosynthesis.

Nature can tell us more things than we already know about harvesting solar energy. Sunlight is rather low-density for an energy source even though it’s abundant. You need large amounts of space to collect the right amount of solar energy. This is also why the commercial solar energy is ramping up with industrial and commercial companies. The goal for scientists researching solar energy is to harvest molecules that absorb energy from sunlight to be used for energy production and storage. The more molecules scientists find, the more energy we can harvest for the world.

This can have amazing benefits for the solar energy industry. As the industry grows, so does the technology. The easier and more efficient way to harvest solar energy will only help the world deal with problems.

Pope Energy

At Pope Energy, we work with commercial and industrial companies or individuals looking to invest in large-scale photovoltaic solar projects. If you’re looking to improve your life, the environment, and cut costs, contact Pope Energy at 855-767-3363 today or visit us online to learn more!

India Solar industry

India is Soaring with Solar Energy Production

It seems that the clean energy sector has not been hit bad by the economy during the COVID-19 Pandemic. India has completed the largest solar tender, while reducing its solar imports from China. Many countries rely on trade for their resources, but now we’re seeing countries develop their own domestic solar energy products for their own country, so they don’t have to rely on other nations’ resources.

What Does the Solar Tender Make Up?

Adani Green Energy Limited and Azure Power were declared the winners of the largest solar tender. The installation of 12 gigawatts of solar power generation and 3GW per year solar manufacturing. The investment equals about $9 billion in USD. In 2019, India only installed 7.3 GW, which is just under 5 less than this project.

What Does this Mean in India’s Solar Aspirations?

India is increasing their solar energy production, which means it brings competitive, domestic manufacturing into play. This will eliminate their need to import solar resources from China. India won’t have to rely on China anymore. India is looking to be independent when it comes to renewable energy.

Along with the benefits of being solar independent from China, India will be looking to reduce their carbon footprint, as well as implement 400,000 direct and indirect jobs for citizens of India. This helps India’s economy and distances themselves from the already critical infrastructure of China.

Pope Energy

At Pope Energy, we are helping the region of New England with their solar development. Commercial entities have the opportunity to change their way of how they harvest energy for their farms, land, buildings, and offices. With our large-scale photovoltaic solar energy projects, you’ll be rewarded with solar energy production to cut your energy bills down and help improve the environment and the way we live.

Contact Pope Energy at 855-767-3363 today or visit us online for more information.

Solar land lease for commercial industries

Should You Lease Your Land for Solar?

Leasing your land for the placement of a solar photovoltaic development project allows you to gain long-term revenue from your property lease, enhance the value of your land for re-sale purposes, and keeping your property intact without having to subdivide any pieces of the property. Many landowners own land in which they can’t decide what to do with it. Solar energy investing might be the best move you can make for putting your unused land to purposeful use, and you’ll be getting paid for it as well.

Not only are you helping yourself save money, produce revenue, and help the environment, you’re also allowing other people to obtain resourceful and natural energy to power their homes and businesses.

Whether you are in the agricultural industry as a farmer trying to add revenue to your farm while continuing to work, a landowner without any ideas how to use your land, a real estate owner looking to cut costs on building expenses, or a commercial and industrial building owner, leasing that property out for solar energy production is one of the most beneficial things you can do to help yourself and others.

What will your land need in order to be leased for solar?

The ideal size for a five-megawatt system is at least 30 acres developing a standard solar field and 40-50 acres for an Agricultural Solar system. The smallest land area that is economically feasible for an investor owned system is 10-18 acres, which would yield a two to three-megawatt system.

Having access to utility grid infrastructure is important and does not need to be near a transmission corridor, but it needs to have a reasonable access to a three-phase electrical service. Good exposure to the sun is crucial, but also, be ready for a long-term commitment: solar farms offer amazing benefits for the long run, and it’s important to recognize this. Plan for the future with solar energy.

At Pope Energy, we’re in the solar energy business of helping landowners lease their property for large-scale photovoltaic solar projects. We also have financing opportunities for you to apply for because we know that not everyone can afford the entire cost up front. We understand that the future is solar, and we want every landowner to be investing their money in a rewarding long-term investment, rather than something quick and short lives.

Benefits of leasing your land for solar

Not only can you create a substantial source of additional income for your property, but you can also create a brighter, greener future for the surrounding community. If you have extra land available, why not put it to work generating renewable energy? Give your land a purpose for you and the community. Owning land is very important in today’s day and age, so why not make it useful with solar energy solutions from Pope Energy.  

That is community impact on a much greater level.

Our solar management team at Pope Energy will help you discover the value that solar energy can bring to your land. If you’re interested in learning more about solar leasing, and whether your land qualifies, please call us at 855-767-3363 today!

 

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Key Benefits of Incorporating Solar Into Industrial Facilities

Advancements in technology and favorable regulations have drastically increased the viability of solar for a wide range of businesses. If you’re thinking about investing in solar energy for your facility, a large-scale photovoltaic solar project could be your best move for the long haul. Pope Energy can make this happen for you with solar development, operations and maintenance, and energy storage. If you plan on having a successful business, you need to think of the future, and the future is solar.

Here are some of the key benefits:

Environmental

One of the most important benefits of solar energy is reducing your company’s carbon footprint and environmental impact. Unlike fossil fuels, the source of energy used is limitless and does not generate harmful byproducts such as pollution. Harnessing the power of the sun allows the need for a stable and inexhaustible power source to be met, while simultaneously contributing to sustainability goals.

Economic

While moving renewables is a necessary goal, businesses must factor in economic needs. Solar power can also benefit your company financially in the long run. The cost per kilowatt-hour has decreased to at or below other energy sources, with researchers predicting solar to completely take over the market of energy resources in the near future.

While there is an initial investment in solar systems, prices have been shrinking significantly over time. Commercial users have the added benefit of the economies of scale dynamic. This means the cost per watt paid for a solar energy system decreases as the size of the system increases.

Solar is expected to undercut the competition in coming years, so investing in the installation of these technologies today while other incentives are in place will put you ahead of the curve. Investment now is a sure way to save your company money on future energy costs.

Reliability

With all the economic and environmental benefits to solar, why might some still be skeptical?

The ability to provide power when the sun isn’t shining may be an area of uncertainty for people. Storage solutions are a major innovation area for solar power that can be utilized day or night, rain or shine. Additionally, commercial solar users tend to require higher amounts of energy during the day when energy production is at its peak making it a quality energy source for daytime businesses. Utility Demand Charges are capable of being reduced with the inclusion solar + storage and the economic capabilities of battery storage are forecasted to expand in the near future.

Assessing your company’s needs and the availability of technological advancements in storage will ensure you have a consistent reliable power source regardless of outdoor conditions.

These are just some of the many advantages of transforming your company’s energy source to solar. Contact us so we can further discuss the specific needs of your solar project and any potentially applicable subsidies your company could use to save even more. Please call 855-767-3363 today!

Solar panels during hurricanes

How Solar Energy Storage is Withstanding Natural Disasters

As we see natural disasters around the country hit more frequently, we’re continuing to look at how solar energy is withstanding these storms. Solar energy storage plays a major role during a natural disaster. We see so many businesses lose power during severe weather and major natural disasters. When solar energy is being used with an energy storage system, you won’t have to worry about losing power in a storm.

How Solar Technology is Fighting

Solar panels have been surviving natural disasters, and there have been more stories of success regarding solar rather than failures. Considering some major natural disasters have negative impacts on renewable energy sources, we have to take a look at some of the benefits of renewable energy resources during natural disasters.

Wildfires – As wildfires continue to ravish parts of the country such as California, we can say that having a solar energy system will not contribute to the negative environmental factors that may launch wildfires. We understand that any electrical equipment, if heated up enough, will explode from a wildfire for example. If the solar energy system is built properly and functioning properly, it will not contribute to a wildfire.

Hurricanes and Tornadoes – We’re seeing more and more solar energy roofs and systems that are built properly and attached to commercial buildings that are withstanding major disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes.

Snow and Hailstorms – As solar energy systems and technology improves daily, they’re capable of withstand snowstorms and hailstorms. We’re witnessing engineers come up with new ways to harvest solar energy even during the colder months and during blizzards.

How is Solar Energy Storage Benefitting Businesses?

We’re talking about energy security when it comes to solar energy storage. The biggest benefit to having a solar energy system is when you invest in solar + energy storage. It’s power when you need it. If there is a major storm hitting the area, companies still need energy to power their businesses and commercial buildings.

  • Lowering Electric Bills – When you’re supplying yourself with your own energy, the excess amount is supplied back to the grid. Your energy bills are decreased, and sometimes you’re making money depending on the use of energy. If there is a solar energy field on your property, you’ll be getting paid for that energy consumption that the grid is taking.
  • Helps the Environment – Solar energy and other renewable energy resources are eliminating fossil fuel emissions and wasted energy. This helps to improve our environment and push clean energy initiatives around the country and even internationally.
  • Energy Independent – Not having to rely on the grid to power your business means that you have the freedom from bills and other necessities. Harvesting your own energy helps you focus on more important things in life such as your livelihood.

Pope Energy Providing Solar + Energy Storage

At Pope Energy, we are in the business of providing landowners, real estate owners, farmers, and commercial building owners with large-scale photovoltaic solar projects in and around the New England region of the United States. Massachusetts is one of the leading states in the country pushing the clean energy movement.

If you’re looking to change the way you harvest energy, contact Pope Energy at 855-767-3363 today to learn more about how we can help!