News Archive for July 2018
How does Rocky Mountain Power's net metering policies make solar worth it in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming?
July 25, 2018
Solar system output doesn’t always match the power needs of your home at a particular time. Net metering is crucial to making solar systems economic in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming where Rocky Mountain Powers’ electric rates are low. It gives economic va...
July 24, 2018
As recently as a decade ago, the use of solar energy arrays in residential settings was a relatively rare event. Solar energy equipment and installation costs were expensive investments for most average American homeowners. Today, increasing technolo...
July 23, 2018
While some say there is a solar power revolution on the horizon, others say it’s already here! The sun provides a dependable and affordable alternative source of electric power in the form of photovoltaics (PV) and solar heating through concentrated...
July 17, 2018
When contemplating a solar power system installation on your home, the first question most people usually ask is, how much does a solar installation cost? This is closely followed by, how long do solar panels last?
What are thin film solar panels, how do they work and why aren’t they used for residential solar systems?
July 14, 2018
Advances in technology usually lead to a smaller size, decreased weight, new features, improved lifespan, or lower costs depending on the product. Solar panels are no different. The design of today’s solar panels is a great improvement than that of t...
July 13, 2018
Residential solar power systems yield big savings on monthly utility bills. However, they do require a large upfront investment of cash. Homeowners may consider purchasing used solar panels to decrease out-of-pocket costs. Are used solar panels the b...
July 12, 2018
Solar power technology has been around for a lot longer than many realize. Throughout its development, the technology has seen countless transformations with increased increments of efficiency and eventually a drop in prices that made it available fo...
July 11, 2018
When you think of solar panels, you generally picture them on the roof of your house. That's where they always go, right? Not necessarily. There's another option, called ground-mounted solar panels. What's the difference? And how much will that diffe...
July 10, 2018
Solar power continues to gain importance as an energy source for homes and businesses. Innovations like the Tesla Solar Roof make solar energy easier to incorporate into our daily lives. Beyond the technology, government regulations, public opinion,...
July 09, 2018
Are your energy expenses so high that they're affecting your budget? While it's true converting to green energy systems, like solar or wind power, make a big difference, there are plenty of small ways to save using simple, actionable measures via lif...
July 08, 2018
Examine the differences between a grid-tied solar system and a home solar system with battery storage (these can be either hybrid or off-grid systems). See the pros and cons of each type of solar power set up and which is best for you.