Archive: Solar

5 Ways Solar Reduces Operating Expenses

November 28, 2017

Solar Power is a way to make electricity from sunlight. Solar panels were invented in 1955 at Bell Labs and NASA has been using solar for decades to power satellites. Now solar technology is available to all business owners because the cost of solar has fallen 75% since 2010. In Illinois, we now have strong […]

A Cash Crop Called Community Solar is Spreading to Fields and Farms of Illinois

November 3, 2017

“We currently have a very real opportunity to change our path and improve how we live, while helping our planet. With most things in life, economics, convenience or desire drive change. I believe community solar is an opportunity that will allow all of these to drive renewable energy into the mainstream marketplace.” – Joshua Barrett, […]

Speeding Its Way to the Future – Illinois Tollway Goes Green With Solar

October 31, 2017

When you’re traveling down the I-90 corridor near Rockford this Winter, you can breathe a little easier knowing that the Illinois Tollway is doing its part to make the Land of Lincoln both cleaner and greener. Just ask Craig Stone, Electrician and Foreman for Continental Electrical. Stone is leading the construction of a new solar […]

Grayslake School District #127 Goes Green

June 21, 2017

Grayslake High School will offset approximately 32% of their annual energy costs with three solar arrays installed by Continental Electric.  Indianapolis-based Performance Services contracted Continental to design and install 8,755 PV modules totaling 2.7MW. Construction at the two schools is scheduled to be done in three phases and will be completed early summer 2017.  North’s […]

Continental Electrical Construction Company Installs Renewable Energy at NCC

March 6, 2017

Continental Electrical Construction Company, an electrical contractor specializing in electrical construction and renewables, recently installed Solar Modules and Battery Storage at North Central College. The 57,700 square foot project included the following technologies: Array consists of 1,632 330-watt solar modules totaling 538,560 watts. The 1,632 PV modules are consolidated into (16)-30kW inverters that convert the […]