Your Future Customers – And Future Employees – Want You to be Invested in Sustainability

As Generation Z rises to prominence in both consumption and employment, their demand for sustainability is paramount. The profound influence of eco-conscious choices on this influential generation is growing. Discover how investing in solar energy can propel your business to unprecedented success.

How Does Elective "Direct" Pay Work?

The Inflation Reduction Act is ushering in a new era of clean energy incentives, offering tax-free cash payments for a brighter, greener future. Learn how local governments, tribes, cooperatives, and nonprofits can benefit from this game-changing opportunity.

What is Net Metering?

If you are considering solar for your commercial building, an important concept to understand is net metering, whether it applies in your state, and how it works with your utility company. Net metering is a billing incentive that offers credits to the owner when a solar PV system produces more electricity than consumed, thus qualifying the owner for a “credit” on his or her electric bill.

Melink Solar Receives Solar Power Worlds Greenest Contractor Award

Melink Solar is featured on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors List and receives Solar Power World’s “Greenest Contractor” Award. Solar Power World magazine’s annual list includes Ohio-based, commercial solar design and build firm.

Solar 101 Webinar: A Beginner's Guide

Hosted by Frost Brown Todd, this webinar serves as an opportunity for Ohio’s Public Utilities and Municipalities to learn more about clean energy and the benefits of transitioning to behind-the-meter solar. Steve Melink and Monica Niehaus of Melink Solar provide an introductory overview of commercial solar PV.

Electrifying Our Future

Range Anxiety. It’s no surprise that this is a common concern of those who are hesitant in making the switch to electric vehicles (EVs).  How can owners of electric cars confidently take a long drive without a plethora of charging stations along the highway? Gas stations are everywhere. Why should EV charging stations be any different?

The Added Appeal of Solar Canopies

As businesses attempt to set themselves apart in a world of emerging technologies, those invested in renewable energy continue to outshine competition. Solar power in particular has not only proven to be a profitable investment — it can also serve as a marketing tool to entice customers and employees. Consider a solar canopy covering your business’ parking lot.

Is Rooftop Solar a Fire Risk?

One of the popular questions we are often asked among building owners is whether there is reason for concern about fires on rooftop PV systems. In this article, I will explain why you can confidently install solar on your roof without having to worry about the possibility of your system catching fire.

Solar Industry News Updates: September 2020

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Q&A: What Is Net Metering?

If you are considering solar for your commercial building, an important concept to understand is net metering, whether it applies in your state, and how it works with your utility company.

Beyond the Pandemic — Shifting to Sustainable, Clean Energy

As devastating as COVID-19 has been, there’s a different lens from which we can view its effect on the world. How can businesses become more resilient?

Tariffs Impacting Growth of U.S. Solar Industry

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.

Tips for Home Solar Panel Installation

Melink Employee-Owner Jason Brown offers tips for DIY home solar panel installation.

Solar Industry News Updates: November 2019

From tariff drama to industry giants making strategic moves, our latest article unveils the unfolding stories of bifacial solar panels, SunPower’s game-changing split, and a riveting legal battle.

Re-Deployable Commercial Solar Systems

Uncover how solar installation providers are tackling obstacles like high costs, lengthy installation times, and structural concerns to revolutionize and enhance the allure of commercial solar photovoltaic adoption for property owners.