Anyone who’s looked into solar energy likely has run across the term net metering. This term describes a billing mechanism that allows you to store/bank unused solar energy on the local power grid and later reclaim its value in the form of “free” energy when needed.Read More
Electricity is big business, so it makes sense that there are some things about solar energy
that electric companies don’t want consumers to know.
Did you know that many solar experts say the average solar system pays for itself in eight to ten years? You may wonder if that’s possible if you haven’t looked at the key factors in calculating the return on your solar investment.Read More
Equipping your home with solar power is a serious investment—and one that pays off handsomely. But if you don’t know the true cost of solar, you’re probably thinking about
powering a home with solar only in terms of the financial outlay in having the system installed.
In this eBook, we’re going to show you how your initial investment, whatever it may be, starts getting paid back the minute your panels are up and running.
People who are unsure about how solar power works sometimes think that when you have a solar PV system installed, you have to use every last drop of energy the panels generate—while it’s being generated—or all the excess power will be lost.
Actually the truth is just the opposite.
Making the move to go solar is a wise decision, but it’s not a move to make blindly. If you’re like most people, your knowledge of all the aspects of a solar panel installation is limited at best. Fortunately, the company you hire to install your solar system can help you understand every step of the process and perform the work at the highest industry standards.Read More
If someone were to ask you which U.S. city—Jacksonville, Fla., or Minneapolis, Minn.—has more sunny days each year with less than 30% cloud cover, which city would you pick? If you picked Minneapolis, you’d be right, as surprising as it may sound.Read More
Did you know that most people who power their homes with solar don’t define themselves as strict environmentalists? Solar power isn’t a movement or a cause, although many who have gone solar appreciate the fact that it’s a clean source of energy and in no way harmful to our ecosystem.Read More
Solar energy has its fair share of myths. For example, did you know that solar panels convert solar energy into electricity more efficiently in cooler weather? Shocked? Don't be! Many products and services before they reach the saturation point are surrounded by misinformation, which is usually based on assumptions that are of personal opinions, not facts.Read More