Solar Panels

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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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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10
Feb

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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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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7
Nov

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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