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Do Thin Film Solar Panels Make Sense for My Organization?

What are thin film solar panels, how do they benefit businesses and what does the future look like?What Are Thin Film Solar Panels?Thin film solar panels, also known as flexible solar panels – or “flex”, are lightweight, thin-filmed solar cells that have light absorbing layers approximately 350 times smaller than the standard silicon panel. Their design is a great improvement over that of their predecessors.Thin film solar panels are... Read More

What Happens to Solar Energy Usage During A Power Outage?

In the event of a blackout, seemingly basic necessities, such as keeping the lights on, powering the cash register or even just charging a cell phone, become essential. Many business owners, however, don’t have the appropriate source of backup power when the grid goes down during a power outage. Even sustainable businesses that rely on solar energy usage for their day-to-day electricity needs may end up losing power if their system doesn’t include... Read More

Weighing the Solar Energy Pros and Cons for Sustainable Businesses

Anyone with a sustainable motivation has probably considered a few solar energy pros and cons to determine if going solar is the right choice for business. However, with so many individual factors to take into account, it can be difficult to make a proper comparison.Here are a few solar energy pros and cons (and the myths that sometimes surround them) to help get you started as you begin to weigh sustainable business options. For more specific insight,... Read More

Commercial Generator – KMB’s Master Disaster Plan

Power failures resulting from unpredictable weather, man-made or natural disasters or site-specific events can disrupt business operations. And in some cases, it could mean irreparable damage to a brand’s reputation. The longer the power outage, the more damaging it can be. Thankfully, businesses can keep current customers happy (and maybe snag a few from closed competitors) with a reliable disaster plan from KMB Company.No matter the need, we... Read More

Micro Inverters vs Central Inverters for Commercial Solar Energy- What’s the Difference?

Commercial solar energy is comprised of several components needed to convert the sun’s energy into usable electricity. One key component is the inverter. If you’re considering solar power for your commercial energy needs, you should know how they work, the differences between micro inverters vs central inverters and how to choose the right one for your specific needs. KMB Design Group is at the forefront of the solar industry and are shining the... Read More

Becoming Carbon Neutral through Alternative Energy Use

Striving to “go green” can have a big impact. Eco-conscious consumers today now expect that businesses lead by example and make efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. Not only can organizations capitalize on financial benefits and boost ROI, but those who choose to use alternative energy sources, like solar power, report an improved employee satisfaction and added credibility for business because of their leadership with sustainability.Reducing... Read More

Energy Efficiency in Hotels

Guests have certain expectations when they check into a hotel. They expect a clean, quiet room, good customer service and the ultimate level of comfort. Because a hotel is a 24/7 operation, energy efficiency in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is one important way to get started on developing a sustainable, high-performance building while at the same time maintain guest comfort in any hospitality facility.Higher Energy Efficiency... Read More

Clean Power Plan & Future of Renewable Energy

August 2015 Solar in the NewsObama’s Clean Power Plan: Solar Companies Win, Taxpayers LoseOn August 3rd President Obama rolled out a new plan to increase clean energy. According to Solar Industry Magazine, “The fundamental objective of the Clean Power Plan is the phasing oufavor of low- or zero-emission sources”. The plan does not directly call for the installment of photovoltaic systems, but it does increase incentive to create and enhance... Read More

Solar Power On the Rise Across the United States

Solar power was the fastest-growing form of electricity generation in the United States in 2014. Solar power is a clean, reliable, increasingly affordable source of energy and is experiencing remarkable growth across the U.S. The potential for commercial, municipal and industrial building construction to incorporate renewable energy systems has never been greater.KMB Design Group is at the forefront of the escalating solar industry, and is considered... Read More

Solar Energy Storage | Organic Solar Cells | Hello Renewables

Solar in the NewsGet the latest on solar energy, photovoltaic news and learn about all things under the sun across the country, from the KMB photovoltaic and engineering design group.3 Ways the World’s Power Mix Is about to ChangeBig changes are afoot for the energy sector in the next 25 years. Coal and gas are headed out and solar and wind are rushing to take their place. By 2030, utility-scale solar photovoltaic cells—big arrays of panels,... Read More