For More Information visit or contact: 
Loyal Enterprises LLC (D.B.A. Solar Site Design)
41 Peabody Street
Nashville, TN 37210 United States

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For More Information visit or contact: 
Loyal Enterprises LLC (D.B.A. Solar Site Design)
41 Peabody Street
Nashville, TN 37210 United States

Field References

Qontext-Clean Power Design Collaboration Portal

Clean Power Plan (Steps to Success Training Toolkit)

Top Solar Catalog Links:
The Open PV Project is a community driven database of Photovoltaic (PV) installations. The goal of this project is to collect, organize and distribute knowledge of the location, size, cost and date of every PV installation in United StatesQuick Link

DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. Quick Link
Solar maps provide monthly average daily total solar resource information on grid cells. The insolation values represent the resource available to a flat plate collector, such as a photovoltaic panel, oriented due south at an angle from horizontal to equal to the latitude of the collector locationQuick Link

The PVWatts calculator works by creating hour-by-hour performance simulations that provide estimated monthly and annual energy production in kilowatts and energy valueQuick Link

The In My Backyard (IMBY) tool estimates the electricity you can produce with a solar photovoltaic (PV) array or wind turbine at your home or business. Homeowners, businesses, and researchers use IMBY to develop quick estimates of renewable energy production at locations throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, and northern Mexico.
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Open Energy Info is a platform to connect the world’s energy data. It is a linked open data platform bringing together energy information to provide improved analyses, unique visualizations, and real-time access to data.

VIBE is the Virtual Information Bridge to Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. VIBE is your personal guide to the universe of energy knowledge.

Renewable Energy News and Information on the Internet. Quick Link

Solar Buzz
Solar Module Price Highlights Quick Link

Federal References
Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP)  is designed to give consumers and businesses information they need to make use of the federal income tax incentives for energy efficient products and technologies passed by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and subsequently amended several times.

Regional References

Illinois Solar Resources

Illinois Solar News Feed by Clean Power Design

Illinois Standard Distributed Generation Interconnection
Missouri Solar News Feed by Clean Power Design

Information provided by CrunchBase

CPD Newsletters
October 2010

Because it's the smart thing to do for a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.

Most traditional energy sources—oil, natural gas or coal—are either available in such limited supply, or create so much pollution to process, that their use is inherently restricted. Either way, the result is the same: the cost of finding, processing and using traditional energy sources continues to escalate, while our reserve inventories of these resources continues to decline. That's a recipe for disaster.

Using technology to harness the power of renewable energy sources, such as the sun and wind, will help us secure a safer, and a naturally cleaner, future for ourselves, our families and our planet. 

For individual homeowners and businesses, solar offers numerous advantages:

Environmental Advantage. Solar power is one of the most benign electric generation resources. Solar Thermal and PV generate electricity without air or water emissions, noise, vibration, habitat impact or waste generation. 

Fuel Risk Advantage. Unlike fossil and nuclear fuels, solar energy has no fuel price volatility or delivery risk. Although there is variability in the amount and timing of sunlight over the day, season and year, a properly sized and configured system can be designed to be highly reliable while providing long-term, fixed price electric power and heat.

Location Advantage. Solar energy is located at a customer site due to the universal availability of sunlight and the customer's consumption of heat as well as electric power. As a result, solar thermal can limit inefficient waste of heat from central electric power plants (on average 65% plus of the energy is wasted by central electric power plants) as well as the expense of and energy losses associated with, transmission and distribution from large-scale electric plants to the end users. For most consumers seeking an environmentally friendly power alternative, solar power is a viable choice because it can be located in urban and suburban environments.

Retail Rate Benchmark Advantage. Unlike biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric and wind power generation which are location-dependent and sell primarily to the wholesale market, solar thermal and PV energy is beginning in many areas to compete directly with retail prices at the customer's site and supplements a customer's electricity purchased at retail rates from the utility network. 

Peak Energy Generation Advantage. Solar thermal and PV power is well-suited to match peak energy needs as maximum sunlight hours generally correspond to peak demand periods when electricity prices are at their highest. These characteristics increase the value of solar solutions as compared to other renewable resources that do not align with peak demand periods.

Modularity. Solar thermal and PV can be deployed in many sizes and configurations to meet the specific needs of the customer.

Reliability. With limited moving parts they require minimum maintenance.