Direct Energy Solar and Habitat for Humanity Team Up to Power the American Dream

It just got a little sunnier in Gaithersburg, Maryland. On April 18, 2016, a family of five “flipped the switch” to turn on the solar system that will help power their home with clean, renewable energy for decades to come. The home, which was renovated and provided by Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland, has been … Continue reading “Direct Energy Solar and Habitat for Humanity Team Up to Power the American Dream”

Do Your Customers Care Whether Your Business Goes Solar?

In an earlier article, we discussed how going solar could enhance your company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) image. By installing photovoltaic (PV) panels on your commercial property, you can demonstrate to your stakeholders that you take environmental protection seriously. Instead of relying on dirty, expensive fossil fuel, you’ve chosen to power your business with clean … Continue reading “Do Your Customers Care Whether Your Business Goes Solar?”

Can Going Solar Boost Your Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts?

First coined in 1953, the term “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) describes how companies should redefine their roles within the communities they serve. Instead of focusing solely on profit-maximization, businesses should work with stakeholders to improve society, whether through: Environmental protection Social activism Volunteer work Charitable giving In effect, businesses have a responsibility to do the … Continue reading “Can Going Solar Boost Your Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts?”

How Going Solar Can Make Your Business More Profitable

Businesses often go solar for the same reason that homeowners do. Whether you’re balancing a family budget or a company ledger, the rising cost of grid electricity can be a substantial drain on your bottom line. With photovoltaic (PV) panels installed, however, you don’t need to buy as much expensive power from the utility grid. … Continue reading “How Going Solar Can Make Your Business More Profitable”