The Wheatland Standard

Category: Solar

Harnessing the Power of the Sun, One Solar Panel at a Time

by David Devine on May 20, 2015

Over the past several years, solar power has taken off. With residential, non-residential and utility-sized projects popping up all over the country, solar power is an environmentally-friendly and sustainable alternative form of energy that’s continuing to grow. From rooftop solar panels on homes and businesses to ground-mounted utility...

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Cool infographic depicts 2013 Top 10 Solar States

by Jelani Rucker on April 9, 2014

The latest infographic from Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) ranks the Top 10 Solar States based on solar capacity installed in 2013. It also includes the number of megawatts installed per state, number of houses powered per megawatt of solar added, and facts about each state. SEIA also shows a remixed version of the rankings based o...

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SEIA Q3 Report 2013 Shares Glowing Reviews on Solar Industry

by Jelani Rucker on March 25, 2014

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®), Solar Market Insight: 3rd Quarter 2013 report shows that it has been a stellar year for the solar business in the United States. This quarter's report states that in 2013 Photovoltaic (PV) installations continued to rise, increasing 41% over 2012 to reach 4,751 MW. According to...

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Top Commercial Brands are Solar Energy Customers

by Jelani Rucker on May 9, 2013

Why are some of the largest and most cost efficient companies turning to solar for energy consumed by on-site facilities? It’s pretty simple; they want to continue to be the largest and most cost efficient companies. Iconic brands like WalMart, Costco, IKEA, Kohl’s, and Walgreens are synonymous with proficient management, low overhead and pr...

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SEIA Q1 Report – A Bright Spot for the U.S. Solar Market

by Jelani Rucker on June 27, 2012

Whether you’re a distributor, contractor or engineer, you know the solar energy business is growing rapidly and requires a steel structure customized for assembling solar panels. You also know that as the solar industry grows, so does its impact on the economy.  But did you know that the average cost of a completed PV system dropped by 17 per...

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