16 Interesting Solar Energy Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

16 Interesting Solar Energy Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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Over the past several years, the popularity of solar energy for residential and commercial use has skyrocketed. The main reason for this is the irresistible combination of modern solar panel efficiency and current money-savings solar incentives. Going solar makes more sense now than ever before, and unless you live in Antarctica, you've probably seen solar panel systems pop up all over your town and wondered more about them. Are they right for you? That's a question best answered by an expert solar energy consultant. Still, these 16 interesting facts about solar energy will help put the idea of installing solar panels into perspective. 1. Solar power is the most abundant energy source on earth The amount of potential solar energy that falls on Earth’s surface in 1-hour equals the total…
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Commercial Solar Panels: 5 Reasons Business Owners Should Go Green in 2020

Commercial Solar Panels: 5 Reasons Business Owners Should Go Green in 2020

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Commercial solar panels continue to be a smart investment for a number of reasons. If you're running a business, and have thought about installing commercial solar in the past, right now is a great time to get started. Money-saving solar incentives are decreasing in value at the end of 2020, and installing solar will help reduce and standardize your business' energy costs from day one. The longer you wait, the more savings you're missing out on. Read on to understand all the reasons why adding solar panels to your 2020 business goals might be the brightest idea you've had all year. 1. Commercial solar incentives are soon decreasing The federal solar tax credit (ITC) is perhaps the greatest reason to get started on commercial solar panel installation right now. At…
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Opportunity Zones + Solar = Double Tax Savings for Your Business

Opportunity Zones + Solar = Double Tax Savings for Your Business

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Opportunity Zones are a little known investment tool that could help your business install renewable solar energy while saving big on taxes and rising energy bills. First, Economic Opportunity Zones aside, the reasons to install solar for your business are plentiful. There are government incentives (26% federal solar investment tax credit, state tax credits, and renewable energy credits). Then there's the immediate energy savings you will realize when you officially stop renting overpriced energy from the utility company. Plus, there's that whole saving the planet part and getting to brag to your customers about how your business is helping to offset millions of pounds of carbon emissions. Just imagine the press release! When you take a hard look at the numbers, installing solar for your business is likely a no-brainer.…
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Why the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is the Most Important One Ever

Why the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is the Most Important One Ever

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On this Earth Day 2020, most humans find themselves stuck inside. Meanwhile, mountainsides are emerging, waterways are clearing, and wildlife is flourishing. Amidst all that is happening in our world right now, there’s a "green lining" to it all. It was just 52 years ago, when the crew of Apollo 8 first gave us a brand-new perspective on our planet. For the first time in history, humans saw full-color images of Earth from the far side of its moon. A truly spectacular view of our great planet from the outside looking in. William Anders, the photographer and an astronaut on that mission, summed up the moment by saying, “We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.”  The iconic "Earthrise" photo was…
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Even on the Cloudiest Days, the Sun Will Come Out Again

Even on the Cloudiest Days, the Sun Will Come Out Again

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We know that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is top of mind for most of you, just as it is for all of us here at MOXIE. It's an unsettling time for everyone and our hearts go out to those impacted. Still, we at MOXIE remain steadfast in our mission to "obsessively lead the change to a sustainable world" and have carefully developed ways to continue providing solar energy solutions, minimize any potential health risks, and even directly contribute to the wellbeing of those who need it most. You can be a part of it too. How MOXIE is Working to Protect You and Others Across all Moxie Solar locations, our team is taking measures to ensure safety for ourselves, our customers, and those most impacted by Coronavirus. First, we are reminding…
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VERV Auto Sales Charged Up for Opening

VERV Auto Sales Charged Up for Opening

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At MOXIE, we're proud of our role in creating a more sustainable future for our clients and our world. It's what motivated our team of solar power geeks and whiz kids to create VERV, our electric vehicle (EV) sister company. Now, we're excited to announce the formal Grand Opening of VERV with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony that will officially introduce this new electric vehicle sales company to the public. There will also be a variety of electric vehicles on display and all are invited to attend the Grand Opening event on February 11th from 4-6pm at 230 Sugar Creek Lane, North Liberty, Iowa 52317. RSVP FOR THE GRAND OPENING NOW! “One in five people will consider an EV for their next car, and they come in all…
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Solar installers – One of the fastest growing jobs in the nation

Solar installers – One of the fastest growing jobs in the nation

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In the solar industry, North Liberty-based solar company Moxie became one of the state’s early adopters of solar when it began operations in 2008. Company founder Jason Hall said Moxie has grown from seven employees in fewer than five years ago to close to 100 — with the large majority of those employees in Iowa. Hall attributed growth in jobs to the strength of the solar market across the state, which has been driven largely by the falling cost of installing solar arrays. Hall said the cost has dropped from about $8 per watt a decade ago to around $3 per watt. “There’s never been a better time, from an economics point of view, to purchase solar,” he said. Growth in solar has allowed the company to expand into other…
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Moxie Solar meets with State Representative Art Staed

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Today CEO Jenn Hall and President Jason Hall met with a State Representative from Iowa House District 66 in Cedar Rapids. Art Staed stopped by Moxie Solar to talk about the future of solar energy in Iowa. Art had this to say: "The Halls are concerned about current policy and budget legislation that would remove solar tax credits and other energy-saving incentives while placing barriers on grid connection, including flat monthly rates. Moxie Solar's request, “We just need things to remain ‘status quo’.”  I agree with the Halls, and not just because solar is better for the environment than fossil fuels - which it certainly is - but it's fiscally sound. Economically, Iowa can’t afford to risk losing hundreds of good-paying solar energy jobs. Solar energy tax credits pay for…
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Going totally solar — a business decision

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Moxie Solar employees continue to install the hundreds of solar panels needed to operate Millennium Surfaces granite facility. The Ottumwa Courier was kind enough to write a great article detailing the process. Click the link at the bottom of the page to check out the full article. Make sure to check out Moxie Solar for all of your residential, commercial and agricultural power needs! "Brian Brown is taking control of his business. Not what goes on inside — he’s already got that. But 300 solar panels added to his roof make utility company rate hikes irrelevant. “Two weeks after I decided to go solar, Alliant announced its 10 percent rate hike. I didn’t even care,” said Brown, who owns Millennium Surfaces in Ottumwa. The announcement validated his decision to take his…
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Former Hawkeye Vandervelde shines with solar company

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The Quad City Times wrote a great article about a valuable new member to the Moxie Solar team. Be sure to click the link below to check out the full story. Contact Moxie Solar today for your solar power needs! Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL player Julian Vandervelde is harnessing the skills he learned on the football field to help promote the power of the sun as he takes on his new role as Moxie Solar's market president in the Quad-Cities. The All-Big Ten left guard for the Hawkeyes enjoyed a five-year NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles before he returned home for the next chapter of his career. After a few months in the financial industry, including a stint at Northwestern Mutual, he was recruited by Moxie CEO Jason…
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