Take advantage of the 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit for 2021

Posted on January 12, 2021

There are many great reasons to consider solar, from investing in renewable energy to owning an independent source of power. Installing solar power is more affordable than ever, and due to an extension of the federal solar tax incentive, you can get a credit that covers 26 percent of the cost of your solar installation.

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eBook: Renewable Portfolio Standards, Explained

Posted on January 11, 2021

As consumer and market demands for clean energy sources and greater energy independence grows, many states are putting Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) into place, which will reshape the energy landscape for years to come. So what is an RPS, and why should you care?


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Infographic: Dissecting Your Energy Bill

Posted on January 08, 2021
Once a month, your utility company sends an invoice requesting a specified amount for the energy and services you’ve used. Many gloss over the information provided in the bill, but even if you were to comb through it diligently, would you be able to fully understand what’s there? There are plenty of benefits to taking a closer look at how you’re being charged for the energy you use, and some of those benefits might lead to savings. Read More

How Solar Energy Can Free You From Utility Companies

Posted on January 04, 2021

With solar energy only accounting for roughly two percent of the world’s electricity, it would be fair to assume that big utility companies have nothing to worry about. But you might be surprised to find out that isn’t the case.

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top solar power blog posts of 2020

5 top solar power blog posts of 2020

Posted on December 31, 2020

It’s the end of what’s proved to be an unusual year and the beginning of what we all hope will be better times to come in 2021. On this New Year’s Eve, tis the season for looking back at what’s happened and what we’ve been talking about for the last 12 months. With that in mind, we’ve put together our top five most popular solar power blog posts for the year, as well as some other highlights worth your consideration.

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How Net Metering Can Help You Save on Your Energy Bill

Posted on December 30, 2020

Making the switch to solar has always been a great opportunity for those looking for a reliable source of renewable energy and ways to save on their energy bill.

While using the energy you create from your solar photovoltaic (PV) system can help decrease the amount of energy you pull from the grid, net metering can also help increase your savings by receiving a credit for the excess energy you produce from your utility company.

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Solar and Your Utility Bill

Posted on December 22, 2020

Now that your solar panels are producing clean, renewable energy, there are a few items on your monthly utility bill that you may want to pay attention to depending on what state and local programs apply to your solar installation.

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Your Guide to Understanding Utility Pricing

Posted on December 15, 2020

As a consumer, making informed decisions on how to minimize your energy costs is important to you, and understanding how you’re charged by your utility is a crucial step in getting the most out of your dollar.

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eBook: Solar & Energy Bills

Posted on December 11, 2020

 

Once a month, your utility company sends an invoice requesting a specified amount for the energy and services you’ve used. Many gloss over the information provided in the bill, but even if you were to comb through it diligently, would you be able to fully understand what’s there? There are plenty of benefits to taking a closer look at how you’re being charged for the energy you use, and some of those benefits might lead to savings.


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Minneapolis solar incentive: Green Cost Share

Posted on December 06, 2020

Since 2012, the City of Minneapolis aims to create a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future in part through the Green Cost Share program.

This program offers matching funds for commercial, industrial, multi-family, and single-family properties undertaking a variety of innovative pollution reduction projects, including the installation of solar power. For qualifying installations, this Minneapolis solar incentive will pay a credit based on the first year estimated kilowatt hour (kWh) production.

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