Solar Panels


Think Your Northeast State Isn’t Sunny Enough for Solar? Think Again!

When most people think of the Northeast they think of brisk college campuses, breathtaking fall foliage or chilled skiers gathered round a cozy fire. But in fact, rapid advancements in technology, the establishment of competitive energy markets, and innovative environmental policy have made the Northeast sizzling hot when it comes to clean energy usage. In fact, Northeast states like New

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Power to the People: Solar’s Grassroots Movement Re-energizes!

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Days after the U.S. announced it would slowly withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a growing bipartisan group of 1,200+ American companies, governors, mayors, and university presidents, as well as the Climate Alliance, stepped up to vow their support for the accord. At the same time, Michael Bloomberg’s philanthropic organization said that it will donate $15

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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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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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Should I Install Solar Panels Myself?

Whether you’re attempting to recreate the latest Pinterest-worthy home décor craft or changing out hardware on your kitchen cabinets for the first time, do-it-yourself (DIY) projects can be a cost-effective way to improve your home. So it’s not surprising that solar panel installation kits have found their own little DIY market. And while we applaud those creative and courageous DIY-ers,

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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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Where Do Solar Energy Savings Come From?

You’ve probably heard about how solar energy can help save the environment, provide a sound investment for your home, and even reduce your monthly energy bills. But how much can really be saved by installing a solar energy system and where are those savings coming from? While a home or business owner’s specific solar savings will vary depending on a

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Keep Up with Energy Awareness!

Have you thought about your energy usage lately? Although October and Energy Awareness Month are coming to a close, Crius is always dedicated to helping homeowners become aware of how much energy they are using, and to finding ways to make homeowners across the nation more energy efficient! Insulating and de-drafting your home are obvious ways to keep heating costs low. But

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