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10 Questions to Ask a Solar Panel Installer

Posted on August 27, 2019, by All Energy Solar

If you’re interested in home solar installation, you’ll want to first have an audit of your property. You’ll be asked for details about your roof, your garage roof and other available space. You’ll discuss your current energy usage, the age of your shingles and the availability of any incentives, if applicable.

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Money on the Rooftop: How Solar Can Help You Save Money

Posted on August 15, 2019, by All Energy Solar

A home solar installation can help you build equity and gain independence from utilities. That’s because you’ll own the solar panels that are installed in your home, either through direct purchase or financing. The value of those panels will be included in all future assessments of your property.

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3 Important Questions to Ask a Community Solar Garden Before You Subscribe

Posted on August 13, 2019, by All Energy Solar

If you pay an electric bill, you might be able to join a community solar garden (CSG). They are a popular way to “rent” available solar energy each month. You become a subscriber to the garden by signing a contract for a specified amount of time. Then credit shows up on your monthly electric bill.

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4 Easy Steps to Get Started with Solar Power

Posted on August 06, 2019, by All Energy Solar

If you’re considering switching energy use to solar power, there are a few great options available. You can select a home solar system, in which solar panels are installed on the roof of your home or ground-mount them somewhere on your property. Or you may be able to choose to subscribe to a community solar garden, which is a collection of solar arrays located in a sunny area in your county or a neighboring county that allows contract-holders to receive utility bill credit for energy generated.

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4 Ways to Battle Energy Vampires in Your Home

Posted on June 26, 2019, by All Energy Solar

If you’re interested in reducing your consumption of electricity, a great place to start is by identifying the amount of energy consumed by “energy vampires.” That’s a term that refers to always-on devices that are contributing to your idle load, usually without your even realizing it.

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The Top 4 Energy Vampires Contributing to Your Idle Load

Posted on June 20, 2019, by All Energy Solar

You may have heard or read about energy vampires, those always-on devices that can increase your consumption of energy without your ever realizing it. These devices and appliances contribute to what’s called “idle load,” which is as wasteful as it is sneaky. The worst offenders are those with a high standby load, or those that are continuously active.

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Boost Your Electrical Consumption IQ

Posted on June 17, 2019, by All Energy Solar

If you’re on the hunt for “energy vampires,” it might be helpful for you to start by clarifying a few terms. You may hear or see terms such as baseload consumption, home idle loads, phantom loads or parasitic loads to describe how these devices consume energy, even when not in use, and contribute to your electrical bill.

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Top 3 Gadgets to Battle Energy Vampires

Posted on June 12, 2019, by All Energy Solar

Thanks to lots of handy new gadgets that are now on the market, killing an energy vampire is much, much easier. The “energy vampires” in your home are those always-on appliances and other electrical devices that use a shocking amount of energy, even when you’ve turned them off. How to reduce their electrical consumption? Here are our favorite tools:

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eBook: Energy Vampires

Posted on June 10, 2019, by All Energy

You do your best to be a responsible energy consumer, but even though you turn off lights as you leave the room and dutifully turn off other appliances and devices when you’re not using them, many of those items, even when not turned on, still require a shocking amount of energy.

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eBook: Energy Independence

Posted on April 09, 2019, by All Energy

You hear a lot about energy independence these days, particularly when the conversation of renewable energy is brought up. If the first thought of energy independence that comes to mind is being completely detached from the grid, you might want to think again!

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