One of the common questions that many people have when considering adding solar panels to their property is; “What do I need to do to prepare my home?”Read More
Minnesota’s clean jobs economy has taken a considerable hit since investments by businesses and consumers began scaling back in March as COVID-19 started shutting down the state’s economy.Read More
Thomas Rekstein no longer minds looking at the electric bill for his Great River Insurance business on North Riverfront Drive
electric bill used to be $4,500 annually, now it’s down to $1,200 a year."
Rekstein, who had 38 solar panels installed on the roof and awnings of his building, said the investment was well worth it.
"It’s been great. I’d recommend it to anyone."Read More
You’ve put your home, with its solar array, on the market. Potential buyers may understand the benefits and responsibilities of solar—or they may not. While many environmentally-aware house shoppers see solar for what it is, a many-sided benefit, others may be concerned about its effect on the home’s value, the responsibilities of upkeep, and whether sun power will really save them money. Being set up with a few convincing facts can make the difference between a “thanks-but-no-thanks” and an offer.Read More
Selling your home is a major life decision, one that requires plenty of research, planning, and knowledgeable assessment. The infographic below is designed to assist all who plan on selling their home with solar panels, and those genuinely curious, grasp a better understanding about the process by providing actionable steps.Read More
Solar energy has been around for a while, but the panels in our community sure haven’t.
Many residents are now switching to solar energy, and for good reason. In 2018, White Bear Lake held a solar energy information session where representatives from solar and energy organizations spoke about the benefits of solar. The event was purely informational, but those who attended had the opportunity to join other homeowners who wanted to work together to purchase solar and receive a group discount.
If you’re putting your solar-panel-equipped house on the market, your likely buyer will either:
- know that having solar power is a big advantage, or
- have some questions and concerns about it—maybe even a little bit of both.
If you have a solar home to sell, you’re in luck! Those photovoltaic panels can be a strong selling point. Solar not only saves homebuyers money on utility bills, it can add substantially to a home’s resale value. It’s also easy to maintain and monitor, and it contributes to building a better energy future. But you need to know a few important things about the home and its system before you put it on the market.Read More