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‘Brighter Future’ study gets A+, shares insights and action plan for K-12 schools that want to go solar

By | December 6th, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

Did you know that almost 5500 K-12 schools have gone solar in the U.S.? And that nearly two-thirds of those schools have seen their solar installed just over the last five years? Or that [...]

Making money from the sun: A beginner’s guide to solar land leasing and development

By | November 29th, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

Making money from the sun has a nice ring to it. Did you know that landowners can reap significant benefits from leasing their land for solar development? Solar farms are more than just environmentally [...]

Thanksgiving gratitudes from the Inovateus Solar team

By | November 21st, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

As we get ready to join our families and friends in celebrating Thanksgiving this year, I’d like to share some important things that the Inovateus team is grateful for. We’re grateful for completing the [...]

Inovateus flips switch on MSU solar carports, celebrates energy innovators at gala

By | November 15th, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

When you work in an industry you love, there are moments where the culmination of months of hard work comes full circle, moments that make all those long days, extra hours in the office, [...]

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Solar Pioneer Party celebrates premiere of ‘Solar Roots: The Pioneers of PV’ documentary film

By | November 9th, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

Last weekend, TJ and I joined a few hundred of our solar friends to celebrate the people who began the off-grid homestead environmental movement that grew to become the modern residential solar industry that [...]

No idea is a bad idea: Making the most of Inovateus Solar’s Friday think-tank sessions

By | November 1st, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

This post marks the final installment in the 10-part blog series excerpting my recently published book, Building A Brilliant Tomorrow. Along the way, I hope you’ve enjoyed the discussion of Inovateus’ core values embodied in the acronym [...]

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SPI Midwest 2017: Solar plus storage, corporate demand for solar create a buzz in the Windy City

By | October 25th, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

Over the course of the year, the Inovateus team traverses the country to attend some of the biggest solar shows. Luckily, one of those events recently took place in our backyard, as the Windy [...]

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E is for Esprit de Corps (Part 2): To boldly go where Inovateus had not gone before

By | October 18th, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

We’re nearing the end of the blog series excerpting my recently published book, Building a Brilliant Tomorrow, as I delve into the second part of the discussion around the fifth and final of Inovateus’ PEACE core values: esprit [...]

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E is for Esprit de Corps (Part 1): Smells like team spirit

By | October 11th, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

We continue the blog series excerpting my recently published book, Building a Brilliant Tomorrow, with the first part of the discussion around the fifth and final of Inovateus’ PEACE core values: esprit de corps, or team spirit. When [...]

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C is for Creativity: Leading Inovateus is something like playing in a band

By | October 5th, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

The blog series excerpting my recently published book, Building a Brilliant Tomorrow, moves forward with a discussion of the fourth of Inovateus’ five PEACE core values: creativity. Inovateus not only has some very talented solar professionals [...]

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The Washington Campus – Finding Stability During Times of Uncertainty

By | October 3rd, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

Earlier this year when the snow was still flying and solar panels were trying their best to soak up the sun, I decided to apply for The Washington Campus, which was having a class [...]

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A is for Ambition (Part 2): Looking for people who aren’t afraid to be trailblazers

By | September 28th, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

The ongoing series of blogs excerpting my recently published book, Building a Brilliant Tomorrow, continues with the conclusion of the discussion of the third of Inovateus’ five PEACE core values: ambition. I see myself as a big-picture person, [...]

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An interview with South Bend’s Mayor Pete on solar, climate action for cities, and bipartisanship

By | September 25th, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

Don’t call him “Your Honor” or “Mayor Buttigieg,” just a simple “Mayor Pete” or “Pete” will do. I’m talking about Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, a local kid who came back [...]

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Solar and storage community get some face time at SPI 2017

By | September 19th, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

Fabulous Las Vegas—the city of lights, casinos, live entertainment, and solar deals. This year, I had the opportunity to attend what was said to be the largest Solar Power International (SPI) trade show to [...]

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A is for Ambition (Part 1): When you’re very focused on something, it definitely comes through to others

By | September 12th, 2017|Blog, Inovateus Insights|

We return to the ongoing series of blogs excerpting my recently published book, Building a Brilliant Tomorrow, with an installment that starts the discussion about the third of Inovateus’ five PEACE core values: ambition. When I use this [...]

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