News Archive for 2019
The end of NJ's SREC program and the transition to TRECs
December 20, 2019
NJ finalized guidelines for an SREC transition program, which saves homeowners more money than a previous proposal had suggested.
Explained: Smart grids and how they can save us money
December 06, 2019
The electric grid is being upgraded to a smart grid. Turns out, these smart grids can save us money - here is how.
Kentucky net metering changes: Is coal stifling the sun?
November 27, 2019
Kentucky recently passed a bill that replaces full retail net metering with a lower compensation rate for solar customers.
The federal solar tax credit is ending. Here’s what you should expect
November 14, 2019
The expiration of the solar tax credit will impact the cost of solar for both consumers and installers.
Is Minnesota's Value of Solar tariff the future of solar?
November 06, 2019
Minnesota’s Value of Solar tariff is being challenged by the state’s largest utility, Xcel Energy.
The beginning of the end for New Jersey’s SRECs
October 25, 2019
NJ has introduced a new SREC transition program proposal, effectively cutting savings for solar homeowners.
Tesla Powerwall: Everything you need to know
October 22, 2019
Tesla’s Powerwall allows homeowners to increase their energy independence and save on their electric bills.
Microinverter vs optimizer — Which is better for solar installations?
October 17, 2019
Microinverters and optimizers have a lot in common, but their differences can make or break your solar installation systems.
Best solar panel angle: How do you find it — and does it matter?
October 03, 2019
How is the best solar panel angle affected by latitude and the seasons? What if you're stuck with a roof that's too shallow or too steep? We take a look.
A breakdown of California’s SGIP battery rebate
September 26, 2019
SGIP, California’s battery storage rebate program, is now available to residential and commercial properties looking to install batteries to reduce their reliance on the grid.
Bifacial solar panels: Innovative, eye-catching, and best of all, more efficient
September 08, 2019
There’s a lot of hype for bifacial solar technology among solar industry experts. What’s all the buzz about? Find out here.
Is renting Tesla solar panels better than buying them?
August 21, 2019
Tesla’s rent solar program promises easy installation & minimal upfront costs. You’ll just have to forfeit your tax credits and rebates. We discuss whether or not it's worth it.