News Archive for November 2017
Solar Carports, Incentives and the Investment Tax Credit—It’s Complicated, Kinda
November 29, 2017
Solar carports and canopies are ideal solutions for solar power when rooftop solar might not work, but as the Investment Tax Credit incentive has evolved what's covered in terms of solar carports has changed. Here's what you should know.
What is solar panel efficiency and does it matter?
November 22, 2017
Solar panel efficiency might seem opaque. But whether you choose ci-Silicon modules or thin-film solar modules, it can determine how well your system works.
How much will the right solar power system cost for your home?
November 15, 2017
The most common types of solar energy systems for homes are grid-connected, grid-connected with energy storage (also called hybrid solar), off-grid (also called stand-alone), and DC systems.
Calculate your solar savings while South Carolina solar incentives remain
November 11, 2017
Solar energy installations and capacity in South Carolina have taken a turn for the better since enactment of the state Distributed Energy Resource Program Act in 2014, and they have been rising since.
A complete review of the Tesla Solar panels offerings in 2020.
November 08, 2017
All over the US homeowners have opportunities for going solar now. But three alone, SolarCity, Sunrun and Vivint Solar, have together installed about half of all the solar rooftops in the US. So if you’re considering one of these companies, here’s wh...
How to plan the perfect solar panel installation
November 08, 2017
You've made the decision to join your neighbors and go solar. So now what? The process begins with a series of steps that can take months to complete before you can enjoy making your own power with your solar panels.
Solar Energy on the Rise as Floridians Push for Clean, Resilient Energy and Consumer Choice
November 07, 2017
Americans are increasingly willing and able to take advantage of the benefits of installing a solar home energy system offers, including in Florida. Nevertheless, solar energy continues to be a hot, politically divisive topic in many U.S. states. The...
Net metering solution keeps solar panel installation viable in Utah
November 06, 2017
More Americans are taking advantage of the substantial and various benefits of 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 nat...
Are free solar panels offers ever really free?
November 01, 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 the pan...