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Entrepreneur Codes Smart Solar Storage Software Solution

As solar energy is more universally adopted throughout the nation one enormous issue still remains: energy storage. How do batteries know when to store energy and when to release it? Inherently, solar power is not available 24 hours a day, but humans consume energy around the clock, meaning smart solar storage solutions need to capture the energy when it is available and intelligently release it as needed. One leading solar industry entrepreneur, Jonathan W. Postal (J.W.) is leading the path...
Entrepreneur Codes Smart Solar Storage  Software Solution

Entrepreneur Codes Smart Solar Storage Software Solution

As solar energy is more universally adopted throughout the nation one enormous issue still remains: energy storage. How do batteries know when to store energy and when to release it? Inherently, solar power is not available 24 hours a day, but humans consume energy...

Solar on Shopping Center Roofs Reduces Strain on Power Grid

Solar on Shopping Center Roofs Reduces Strain on Power Grid

Grid instability is a growing problem across the United States and solar might be the fix. When we flick on the lights in a room, few of us stop to consider exactly how far that electricity had to travel from its point of origin to reach our wires and outlets. The...

The Scoop on Dirty Solar Panels

The Scoop on Dirty Solar Panels

We often get asked about how we manage solar panels after they are installed and live. As a practical matter, solar panels have no moving parts and are built to sit in the hot sun for decades. So really what kind of maintenance is involved? There are no air filters to...

How Solar Adds Value to Real Estate Investment Trusts

How Solar Adds Value to Real Estate Investment Trusts

As a commercial property owner you have a wide range of ways to ensure a successful property.  Maybe you’re all about vacancy reductions. Or maybe you're striving to retain the tenants you already have. Perhaps your tenant mix is in a good place and you’re looking to...

Don’t Finance Solar on your Commercial Property

Don’t Finance Solar on your Commercial Property

There’s something comforting about the permanent-yet-impermanent quality of a multi-tenant commercial property. Hosting everything from bubble tea shops and chiropractors to franchise restaurants and dog groomers, these rotating carousels of businesses are a staple in...

Increasing Tenant Satisfaction with Solar

Increasing Tenant Satisfaction with Solar

A commercial property is only as successful as its tenants — so how will a solar program affect the tenant experience? The good news is that with millions of commercial solar installations worldwide, positive tenant experiences are at an all time high.  In fact,...

OneBill™: The Industry’s Leading Consolidated Energy Bill

OneBill™: The Industry’s Leading Consolidated Energy Bill

When you fly into LAX and the plane is skimming over the rooftops of strip malls, office buildings, hospitals, and other large properties, you will notice there is hardly a solar panel in sight. Market trends are showing solar is profitable for property owners and a...

Top 5 Commercial Rooftop Solar Questions

Top 5 Commercial Rooftop Solar Questions

As a commercial property owner, your roof is one of the most important investments you make. So we understand the concern when asked to consider solar. The good news — solar is a mature industry with infrastructure in place across millions of projects worldwide,...

An Easy Way to Learn the Value of Solar

An Easy Way to Learn the Value of Solar

King Energy’s 90-Day Analysis Process Solar energy can increase the value and income of a shopping center, office building or industrial park. However, there are some details to figure out before getting started. In order to create a formal solar program plan, King...

How Solar Works on Flat Roofs

How Solar Works on Flat Roofs

Solar is a long-term investment. So, how do you ensure that putting solar on the roof of a commercial property does not limit future leasing options for the building? What if a new tenant wants to move in ten years from now, and has unique venting or HVAC...

Sharing Solar Across Many Businesses

Sharing Solar Across Many Businesses

How Multiple Businesses Can Benefit From a Single Solar Program Let’s say you own a business in a shopping center or office building. You are likely leasing the space and pay your own energy bill. Since you don’t own the building, or control what goes on the roof, is...

Why Don’t Shopping Centers Have Solar Panels?

Why Don’t Shopping Centers Have Solar Panels?

Have you noticed that most shopping centers don’t have solar panels? Less than 10% of US shopping centers have solar in any form. For those that do, the panel installation is typically driven by a specific, progressive business that resides in the center (such as...