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I originally was going to write a post based on another blog I read through one of our source websites in staying up to date on renewable energy information. But, I thought it was so well written I have decided to post it in entirety below. 

The article discusses a topic we see as a turn-key solar installer/ contractor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Louisiana, North Carolina fairly often. Solar and its merit as a "Good" investment. This is not only a topic for a residential customer but also large businesses that an investment in a large solar electric system for any operations building.

As posted on NBC- "The explosive growth of solar power -- a new rooftop system was installed every four minutes in 2013 -- has utility companies pushing in several states to scale back what they call unfair rate advantages that solar users have long received. 

So an article came out this week regarding a study in Austin Texas that got bloggers all excited to repeat it without reading all the content in regards to west facing produces more electricity than a south facing roof........ Wrong! It hedges against "Peak Utility Demand" which could save more money for a customer that is "time of day" billed only during the summer months. South still makes more kWh's on a annual basis by 20% more or so. West facing summer arrays help the utilities more as it hedges the demand on the utility lines. 

wKaul MN503 S Spring has been an amazing time for us here at Able Energy. We have had the opportunity to meet so many great people looking for a solar investment and to reduce their carbon footprint. We have developed relationships with several manufacturers, and Able’s President, Mike Harvey and myself, Sales Manager, Kris Sipe, had the opportunity to travel to China and spend time with our wonderful solar manufacturer, Renesola (as well as sing a little karaoke).

Commercial Solar MNThose solar panels on top of your roof aren't just providing clean power; they are cooling your house and/or workplace, too, according to a team of researchers led by Jan Kleissl, a professor of environmental engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.