Solar Power

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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3
Feb

TICK, TOCK: Why Now Is The Best Time To Go Solar

Can you believe it’s February already? Now that the New Year’s Eve confetti has settled, those who resolved to take control of their home’s energy costs in 2017 have some big decisions to make. Namely, is now the right time to take the solar plunge, or should you continue to wait and see? Of course we’re biased at Crius Solar

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26
Jan

How Smart Is Your Home?

From a customizable, voice-activated virtual assistant to a garbage can with technology that will give you a personal grocery list based on what you throw out – technology is booming – and it’s no wonder we’re learning how to unleash the ultimate in comfort and convenience around our homes. While “smart” may be the adjective you only use to describe

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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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9
Dec

Solar Shift: Why More Of Your Neighbors Are Buying That Solar Energy System

Most Americans who went solar from 2011-2014 chose the no-money-down, “toe in the water” lease. But with falling costs and a range of incentives making it easier for home- and business owners at every income level to install solar energy on their property — the equation is changing. More solar energy consumers are going “all in” and realizing the benefits

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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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31
Oct

Bright Skies Ahead: Why It’s Time To Double Down on Solar

If you follow the solar energy industry as closely as we do at Crius Solar, you may have noticed an interesting contradiction recently: the solar industry is booming, yet many once solid solar companies are struggling – some have even declared bankruptcy. So what does this mean for homeowners who are considering (or have already gone) solar or the 208,000+

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17
Oct

Are You Part of the Movement?

Have you ever thought about the impact one person can make when choosing to go solar? It seems like everywhere you look these days, people, companies and governments are investing in our planet’s future. It’s a wise investment, and we’re proud to say that it is one that Crius Solar has been making since day one. With leaders and activists from

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