Natural Gas and PV Solar: Can’t we all just get along?

We are often asked “How will solar become competitive when natural gas is so abundant and priced so low in the U.S.?” A simple question – but one that begs for a complex answer. First, let’s look at some data on the Natural Gas environment: Over 90% of all generation capacity added in the U.S. […]

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Key Lesson for Winning in the Commercial Solar Incentive Game: Being Opportunistic Requires Sound Planning and Precise Execution

One of Alta Energy’s premier retail property clients, Westfield Malls, recently announced that it has contracted through @ltaE’s marketplace to deploy ~750KW solar system for its Century City mall in Los Angeles. The system will potentially be producing 1.1million KWhrs of electricity per year, providing both economic benefits to Westfield and adding a substantial renewable […]

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FIVE STEPS TO MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR COMMERCIAL SOLAR

The falling cost of solar panels has improved the economics of solar energy for commercial properties, but that doesn’t necessarily mean solar makes economic sense on every property. We at Alta Energy recognize the challenges that commercial property owners (and long-term lessors) face when trying to make a whole host of highly complex decisions for […]

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