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Afterlife: Recycling Solar Panels

By Peggy Hammond    November 2, 2018 ISS is an experienced developer of utility-scale solar farms and understands a community might have concerns when a farm is ready for decommissioning.  Even though solar panels have an expected lifetime of approximately 30 years, what happens once a solar farm comes to the end of its energy…
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SPI 2018

By Peggy Hammond    October 19, 2018 During Sept. 25 – 27, ISS took part in the Solar Power International (SPI) conference in Anaheim, CA, an event organized by industry leaders Solar Energy Industries Association and Smart Electric Power Alliance.  SPI and Energy Storage International (ESI) co-sponsored the event, which boasted nearly 20,000 attendees along…
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AHOPE Day Center and ISS Prepare For Winter

By Peggy Hammond    October 5, 2018 Being without a home in winter presents serious problems, and in the mountains, the weather can be unpredictable. However, here in Asheville, NC, the homeless are able to find relief and aid at AHOPE Day Center.  By offering its clients a place to shower, get coffee and snacks,…
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Solar Farms: The Whole Town’s Talking

By Peggy Hammond; Co-Authored By Mike Hill    September 21, 2018 At ISS, we develop utility-scale solar farms, so we know each one brings lower, more stable electricity costs for consumers and a steady income for the landowner who leases the field.  We also understand people who lack firsthand experience with solar farms might have…
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A Solar Farm’s Unseen Benefit: Passive Income

By Peggy Hammond    September 9, 2018 At Innovative Solar Systems, LLC (ISS), we develop utility-scale solar farms, so we recognize the myriad benefits of solar energy.  One advantage is something people may not consider right away:  the financial boon gained from the solar farm’s site.  While the solar array is quietly producing power, the…
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Solar + Storage = Smart

By Peggy Hammond    August 24, 2018 ISS develops utility-scale solar PV farms, so we are interested in developments in battery storage.  For anyone who considers solar energy unviable for power needs because of intermittent availability, news from the last few months should be softening that viewpoint.  Utilities in many states are either actively pursuing…
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Merger Ahead: EVs and The Grid

By Peggy Hammond    August 10, 2018 What will our country’s energy future look like?  For those in the renewable energy industry, our work provides part of the answer.  ISS is working diligently to deliver clean energy from utility-scale solar PV farms across America; we are developing more solar facilities with each passing year.  But…
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New Shapes of Solar

By Peggy Hammond    July 27, 2018 As developers of utility-scale solar farms, we at ISS always find beauty in a farm’s layout; nevertheless, we are fascinated by those who share their inventive visions of solar.  We can appreciate the not-so-traditional shapes some create for their delivery systems. There are new approaches of supplying solar…
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Bumper Crop: Community Solar Farms

By Peggy Hammond    July 13, 2018 ISS is excited about the future of solar energy.  Each day brings news highlighting the expansion of our industry, clear evidence more people want the sun to supply their energy needs, and there’s a steady buzz around community solar.  A community solar farm or garden benefits people who…
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Right On Time: Solar In The Workplace

By Peggy Hammond    June 29, 2018 Amazing things happen when big businesses devote their attention and effort to getting their power from renewable sources.  ISS celebrates the major accomplishments of Google and Apple, both of which recently reached their targets of being wholly powered by renewable energy.  Many businesses, both big and small, are…
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