What Size Home Solar Installation Is Right For You?

Posted on February 20, 2020, by All Energy

No doubt about it—going solar is a big investment. One of the first and most important questions you’ll have is—how big should my installation be? How many kilowatts of sun power, and how many panels?

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Off-Grid? Grid-Tied? How to Decide

Posted on February 18, 2020, by All Energy

While many potential solar-energy users have dreams of being “off the grid,” the fact is that the majority of solar setups are actually partnerships between the sun and your electrical utility.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Solar System With Monitoring

Posted on February 13, 2020, by All Energy

Once your solar system is installed, you’ll want to know how it’s running—and that’s where monitoring comes in. How much energy is the system producing monthly or yearly? Are all of the panels putting out the same amount? Is anything limiting power production? Early identification of problems allows your solar techs to solve them before they result in a significant drop in your energy production.

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eBook: Solar Shopping Tips

Posted on February 05, 2020, by All Energy

Solar can offer big benefits—to your pocketbook and to the planet. But is it right for you? And if it is, how do you choose the best provider/installer and tailor the system to your home and your energy needs? Here are some tips for making the power of the sun work for you.

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Profile of a Pro-Solar Politician: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker

Posted on January 03, 2020, by All Energy

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), a pro-solar group that, unlike most such organizations, is made up of political conservatives, honored Baker, the popular Republican governor of a deep-blue state, as one of its 2019 Clean Energy Champions: Republican politicians who take environmental challenges seriously and consider clean energy to be in the national interest.

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Infographic: Five Simple Steps You Can Take to Become a Solar Energy Champion

Posted on December 30, 2019, by All Energy

Americans by and large are pro-renewables, but many people resist going solar out of concern that it’s simply beyond them; too technical to fully grasp, too complex, and too time-consuming to master. Here's a list of a few things you can do right now to dispel those rumors and help spread the adoption of solar energy!

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The Energy Districts of Iowa: A Grassroots Solar-Policy Success Story

Posted on December 23, 2019, by All Energy

In 2009, Andy Johnson, Craig Mosher, and some friends began getting together at environmentally-conscious Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, to talk about sustainability. “The general concern was climate change,” Mosher told Karen Uhlenhuth of Energy News Network, “but the specific concern was energy, and what we could do to reduce energy use and to shift to renewables.”

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Profile of a Solar Activist: Adam Browning

Posted on December 20, 2019, by All Energy

It’s not like Adam Browning was unaware of environmental and energy issues in 2001, when he had his awakening about the potential of solar energy. After graduating from college, he’d worked in the Peace Corps, then joined the Environmental Protection Agency, where he worked on enforcing pollution regulations in San Francisco—essentially trying to monitor and regulate how much smoke was coming out of smokestacks.

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How to Become a Solar Advocate

Posted on December 17, 2019, by All Energy

You’re pro-solar. Maybe you have an array on the roof of your home, and you’ve been seeing the benefits of this great source of renewable energy.

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eBook: Solar Energy Advocates

Posted on December 10, 2019, by All Energy

While studies show that the majority of Americans favor clean, renewable energy, including solar, old-paradigm energy interests, like the coal and fossil-fuel lobbies, are working to reverse the progress many states have made toward increasing the share of renewables in their energy tool kits.

Enter the solar advocates: people who know that solar can work for everyone and are willing to share their knowledge. People who take the growing movement for solar energy to their elected representatives, letting them know just how important it is for America’s future.

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