EnergyLink

Energy Tax Credits

Energy Tax Credits & Other Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

What Is An Energy Tax Credit? An Energy Tax Credit, unlike a deduction, is a direct discount (aka credit) on a qualified amount applied against your gross income. A tax deduction is only applied after your gross income is determined and isn’t nearly as immediate as a tax credit. If you are a small business, …

Energy Tax Credits & Other Tax Deductions for Small Businesses Read More »

samuel-zeller-722370-unsplash

Solar Flow Batteries | A Record-Breaking & Cost-Effective Threat To Coal

14.1%. That number may not seem like much out of context, but it means a lot for the future of renewable energy. According to a recent scientific article published by Cell Press, new monolithically-integrated solar flow batteries have set the new record in solar-to-output electricity efficiency at 14.1%. The breakthrough technology is a result of the …

Solar Flow Batteries | A Record-Breaking & Cost-Effective Threat To Coal Read More »

karsten-wurth-inf1783-92122-unsplash

Australian Physicist Pioneers Printable Solar Cells

One year ago, Austrailian Physicist and University of Newcastle professor Paul Dastoor powered several screens and displays at a convention using organic printed solar cells. Just this month, Dastoor began the first commercial application of printable solar cells in Australia. He and five others successfully installed a 200 square-meter pilot project at Newcastle University. This occasion …

Australian Physicist Pioneers Printable Solar Cells Read More »

UK-solar-energy-churches

Nearly 6,000 Churches in the UK Convert to Renewable Energy

According to several news sources, including BBC News, nearly 6,000 Christian and non-Anglican UK churches have committed to renewable energy in the fight against climate change. Their faiths range anywhere from Catholic to Quaker to Salvation Army. Among them are some of the UK’s most famous cathedrals. 15 cathedrals have signed on for green electricity tariffs, paving the …

Nearly 6,000 Churches in the UK Convert to Renewable Energy Read More »

Ice-Energy-Storage-web

How Thermal Energy Storage Benefits Businesses

Thermal energy storage explained During warm weather, higher utility bills are commonly seen by facilities due to a cooling system’s need to work continuously to perform its job of keeping the building cool. Thermal energy storage can help prevent this and effectively cool a facility during hot summer days. As with other renewable energy products, …

How Thermal Energy Storage Benefits Businesses Read More »

nasa-53884-unsplash

Decentralized Power Systems Help Expand Access To Energy

According to Inverse, roughly 72 million new homes will have access to solar-powered renewable energy by the year 2030. Fortunately, decentralized power systems are helping expand energy access at a more rapid rate. It is becoming cheaper – and more sustainable – to give areas access to renewable energy. In Fact, Bloomberg New Energy Finance sees decentralized …

Decentralized Power Systems Help Expand Access To Energy Read More »

julian-wildner-271475-unsplash

How Solar Energy Could Save Low-Income Households

Almost every state and local government has an office in place to handle low-income weatherization. However, only 12 states and the District of Columbia have low-income solar energy programs currently in place. One of those states is Colorado. On the forefront of normalizing solar energy, Colorado is on track to install 20 megawatts by 2019. Just this …

How Solar Energy Could Save Low-Income Households Read More »

solar-battery-storage

Combining Solar and Battery Storage for Commercial Use

What is Solar Energy: Solar Energy is an alternative source of renewable energy that is triggered by heat and light radiating from the sun. Today, lots of commercial properties are adopting solar energy strategies as a cost-effective way to supplement power. As the solar industry continues to evolve, more and more companies are seeking for …

Combining Solar and Battery Storage for Commercial Use Read More »