News Archive for 2017

  • Net metering solution keeps solar panel installation viable in Utah

    Net metering solution keeps solar panel installation viable in Utah

    06 Nov 2017

    More Americans are taking advantage of the substantial and various benefits installing a residential solar energy system can provide – and not just because the federal solar investment tax credit is winding down. Utilities in states across the nation...

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  • Free solar panels

    Free solar panels

    01 Nov 2017

    You’ve seen ads for free solar panels or free solar rooftops, but are they actually free? Companies offering free solar are actually offering zero-down solar power agreements through a loan, lease or power-purchase agreement instead of buying them ou...

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  • Solar battery storage

    Solar battery storage

    20 Oct 2017

    When most people think of solar battery storage, they envision off-grid solar users. Until 2017, that's been an accurate picture—but that picture is changing.

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  • Will my solar panels work in cloudy or snowy weather?

    Will my solar panels work in cloudy or snowy weather?

    19 Oct 2017

    Solar modules need sun to produce electricity, so in places where clouds and snow are common, how much do snow and clouds effect output?

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  • Best Solar Panels in 2017 by Reviews

    Best Solar Panels in 2017 by Reviews

    12 Oct 2017

    How do you choose the best solar panels for your home or business? It’s a question you should ask as you want your investment to last for decades and to perform to high standards.

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  • Net Metering 2.0 in California

    Net Metering 2.0 in California

    06 Oct 2017

    California's net metering policy has been one of the backbones that have made California the solar powerhouse of America. As of July 1st 2017, the big utilities have changed to Net Metering 2.0 (NEM 2.0) which includes some big changes

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  • Who are California’s best solar installers?

    Who are California’s best solar installers?

    05 Oct 2017

    It's undeniable that California is the nation’s largest solar market. It's the nation's most populous state and it's been one of the most proactive states in the US in terms of pushing for more solar power on homes, businesses and on the larger elect...

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  • What are solar batteries? Does my PV system need them?

    What are solar batteries? Does my PV system need them?

    28 Sep 2017

    The most common batteries used for solar electrical storage were deep-cycle lead-acid batteries. However, in recent years lithium ion batteries-like those used in everything from cell phones to power tools-have caught up and Lazard reported that they...

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  • Are solar panels worth it?

    Are solar panels worth it?

    27 Sep 2017

    As a general rule solar power has a lot of advantages. It's good for the environment, increasingly affordable and provides a modicum of freedom from utilities.

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  • Solar Payback

    Solar Payback

    20 Sep 2017

    A lot of people still think solar is still expensive. The truth is, the price of installing solar panels for your home has fallen drastically over the last few years and is now one of the most cost competitive forms of energy production for both util...

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  • Is the Tesla Powerwall now a stable and viable solution for American homeowners?

    Is the Tesla Powerwall now a stable and viable solution for American homeowners?

    31 May 2017

    If you forget for a moment the existence of net metering laws (which economically does the same thing as battery storage does physically) the major issue with solar is that the sun doesn't shine at night...

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