Tag: Rooftop Solar

22
Jun

Summer Tips to Strip Down Your Energy Bill

Wednesday, June 21 officially marked the beginning of summer here in the Northern hemisphere and also the longest day of the year a.k.a the summer solstice. Although any Crius Solar home solar system provides plentiful clean energy all year round, no one wants to use power needlessly. And as it gets hotter, it gets harder for some to conserve energy.

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9
Jun

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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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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28
Apr

Spreading Sunshine: Are Solar Referral Programs Worth Your Time?

Have you ever asked your friends or family to recommend a great physician in the area? How about scanning Yelp! for that hidden gem of a restaurant? Chances are, you have. Why? Because 74% of consumers identify word-of-mouth as a key influencer in their purchasing decision, according to Ogilvy/Google/TNS. And 92% of consumers trust referrals from people they know, according

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21
Apr

How “Green” Is Solar Power, Really?

When it comes to solar power, it’s all about the “green.” As a full-service solar company, Crius Solar has spoken with thousands of potential solar energy adopters and overwhelmingly they want to either 1) save money ($-green) or 2) decrease their impact on the planet (eco-green). So, as Earth Day approaches, it seems like the right time to once and

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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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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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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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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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