News Category: Solar power
08 Jul 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.
28 Jun 2018
REC Group panels provide a solid balance between panel technology, efficiency and price point. If the roof area on the home is not limited, (space limitations are the only real reason to pay a huge premium for a high powered mono panel), and you can...
17 Jun 2018
The biggest advantage of a DIY solar installation is cost savings. Consumer solar panel kits will end up costing you about $2.00 per watt. When compared to the average cost of solar panels installed by solar companies (around $3.20 per watt), this is...
How much do solar panels cost in San Antonio and why are solar savings so high when CPS Energy rates are relatively low?
15 Jun 2018
Estimate the cost of installing solar panels in San Antonio, Texas customized for your home. How the new CPS Energy solar rebate program works, the 30% federal solar tax credit and CPS Energy’s net metering program combine to deliver a massive monthl...
14 Jun 2018
The cost of a 5kW solar system has fallen almost 50% in the last three years to average $11,200 (after the 30% tax credit). This article explores the best offers currently available on 5kW systems, how much power they produce and how much they save...
07 Jun 2018
While customizations and premium upgrades can significantly raise the Model 3’s price tag, (Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features run the customer an additional $5,000 and $8,000, respectively!) they may be worth it for those wanting a pr...
03 Jun 2018
The development of residential and commercial solar products has undergone innovative developments for decades. The technology behind the first solar roof tiles was developed in the 1970s. Since then, several companies have attempted to produce a sol...
Does the new import tariff make Sunpower solar panels the best choice for residential solar panels in 2018?
27 May 2018
Solar panels provide economic benefit the moment the system is online. Once the system is installed and paid for, your solar energy is free for as many as 20-40 years depending on the quality of the systems. SunPower, a leading producer of solar pane...
15 May 2018
Solar continues to be integrated into our everyday lives — the lawn mower, the flashlight, the rechargeable power tool, the commute, our homes. Researchers even are developing clear, photovoltaic windows. When it comes to solar, nothing is surprising...
12 May 2018
When consumers think about residential solar, they often think about owning or leasing. There is another alternative that may not be as well-known: community solar.
04 May 2018
North Carolina homeowners and renters get new incentives and options for going solar now that Duke Energy’s $62 million incentive package received final approval.