Solar Installation

6
Jan

Four Solar Power Trends to Watch in 2018

With a new year ahead of us, many homeowners are looking to upgrade their home with solar panels. For the price, solar can be a smart purchase that can pay off in the form of lower monthly power bills, as well as a cleaner environment. However, solar power continues to evolve with every passing year. So, what kind of solar

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11
Nov

What is a Solar Power Inverter?

An inverter is a key component of a solar power system. Also known as a PV inverter, its primary function is to convert direct current (DC) electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity. Without an inverter, the average homeowner wouldn’t be able to use any solar power generated by his or her solar panels. Solar Power Inverters: The Basics When a

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9
Oct

The Basics of Solar Power and How It Works

The United States continues to make strong gains in the renewable energy market. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), approximately 2,387 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) cells were installed in Q1 2018. That’s the largest solar installation power of any quarter to date. With solar becoming more efficient and more common, many homeowners are now considering it as

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11
May

Fact or Fiction: Debunking the Top 5 Solar Myths

Ever since one of the first solar-powered residences in the U.S. sprang to life in 1973 (thanks to the University of Delaware), misperceptions about solar have persisted. So in the next 850 words, we’ll attempt to do what 40+ years of U.S. solar history has not – fill the information gap with brilliant solar facts! Solar Myth #1: Solar Power

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23
Mar

Putting Sunshine in the Bank: Net Metering Explained

41 states plus D.C. have mandatory rules regarding it. Yet if you’re one of the millions of American homeowners who are just learning more about solar power, you likely have no idea what net metering is, let alone how it can benefit you. And since net metering can help increase the value of a solar energy system (as well as

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10
Mar

Will Going Solar Take Me Off the Grid?

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about home solar power. After all, who wouldn’t want to help the environment, potentially increase their property value, and future-proof variable energy costs? Yet an estimated 5-7 million U.S. homeowners are sitting on the sidelines when it comes to this powerful alternative energy source. Why? Concerns about reliability are a key reason

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24
Feb

Why Solar Power and Energy-Efficiency Should Go Hand-In-Hand

What have you done lately to make your home more energy-efficient? If you’re like the thousands of U.S. homeowners who went solar last year – you may not have done all that you could. Although installing a home solar power system can make your energy costs more predictable, help the environment and potentially save you money on your electricity bill

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11
Jan

My Partner Thinks Solar Panels Are Ugly — Now What?

Avocado-colored appliances. Shag rugs. Floor-to-ceiling wallpaper. What one homeowner finds stylish can often be the bane of another’s existence. So it’s not surprising that even as solar power installations in the U.S. continue to break records, opinions about the way PV panels look on the roof vary widely. On one end of the spectrum, more and more multi-million dollar dream

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3
Jan

How Do I Choose The Right Solar Company?

With literally hundreds of solar companies eager to make your home their next project – selecting the right partner can seem overwhelming. After all, how can any solar rookie confidently wade through a sea of seemingly similar providers? Once you understand that all solar companies are NOT the same, you can begin to whittle down your available options to choose

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13
Sep

Is Solar Really Free?

Ever wondered why solar companies are so fond of the word “free?” After all, what could be a bigger red flag for a consumer than a company promising something free? Most people love to remind us that there is no such thing as free. So why do some solar companies sound like broken records when promising free panels, free installation, and

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