Tariffs Impacting Growth of U.S. Solar Industry

Section 201 Commercial Solar Panel Insstallation

The growth of solar in the United States continues to be prohibited by tariffs placed on the industry in 2018. However, despite the tariffs, the commercial solar growth forecast is not all doom and gloom. Tariffs and the Commercial Solar Industry While tariffs may be prohibiting the overall solar industry from quickly growing in the

The Future of the 2020s: Healthy Buildings

Idea of healthy buildings

As we enter the Roaring 20s and continue the “What’s next?” conversation surrounding societal, technological, planetary, and human behavioral changes, I think it’s important for us to consider the role of buildings in all these arenas — ideally, healthy buildings. According to a Navigant Research study in 2018, the global building stock is expected to

Re-Deployable Commercial Solar Systems

There are many barriers for property owners who are considering adding commercial solar capabilities to their buildings. Barriers may include installation cost, installation time, debt financing, and structural integrity of the roof. To help combat these obstacles, solar installation providers are trying to find the best ways to reduce hurdles and make commercial solar photovoltaic

Solar Industry News Updates: November 2019

Solar panels on city building

Quickly catch up on the latest solar industry news… Bifacial Solar Panels: In January 2018, the Trump Administration introduced new trade tariffs targeted against China. The tariffs started at 30% and are set to step down by 5% every year until they expire in 2022. In June, the U.S. removed the 25% tariff on bifacial

Capture Reflective Light – Bifacial Solar Panels

bifacial solar panel

Traditional solar modules are designed to capture as much light energy as possible on one side and convert that into electrical power, while any residual light is reflected away.  A recent innovation in solar panel technology allows for light to pass through areas in the module and is re-captured on the back side for increased

The Melink Umbrella

Are you an existing customer or follower of Melink?  I’m guessing the answer is “yes” if you’re reading this, so what all falls under the “Melink” umbrella? If you’re in the Cincinnati, OH region perhaps we’re best known for our super-green energy efficient HQ building, with a second on the way, or Steve Melink’s advocacy

Solar PV Material Efficiency

With innovations such as bifacial solar panels, solar windows, and solar shingles, it is certainly an exciting time for the industry. In today’s fast-paced market, it is important to adapt quickly to consumer demands. These inventions have been made to tackle efficiency and aesthetic concerns associated with traditional solar PV installs. For those who don’t

Solar PV Module Prices About To Drop Over 30%

Over the last five years, commercial Solar PV prices have dropped by 58%, making the renewable source of solar energy more accessible to the average consumer. And with recent news from China, we know solar module prices are about to plummet once again. Earlier this year, you might have heard about the recent tariff on

Meet Nathan Young, Solar & Geo Operations Manager

    Business Unitand Job Title Solar & Geo Operations Manager What does your job entail? I am involved from the beginning to the end of all of the Melink solar projects in many different ways. On the front end I do site visits to gather information for design and estimating.  I do the preliminary