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The Power Grid: What it is and What You Should Know 
About it

Posted on March 18, 2019

In the early 1900s, about 4,000 electric companies operated independently from one another. After World War II, the utilities began connecting to other providers to help improve reliability and reduce the cost of electrical generation and storage. The continental U.S. is now connected by one power grid comprised of three main interconnections: one covers the area west of the Rocky Mountains; the second covers everything east of the Rockies and part of the Texas panhandle; the third covers the rest of Texas.

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How Solar is Revolutionizing the Energy Industry

Posted on March 13, 2019

The energy industry in the United States is seeing sweeping changes as consumers and energy providers begin paying more attention to how we produce energy, how we use it, and how it affects our environment.

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eBook: Solar for People in a Hurry

Posted on March 05, 2019

The energy industry in the United States is seeing sweeping changes as consumers and energy providers begin paying more attention to how we produce energy, how we use it, and how it affects our environment. If you’ve heard that a solar PV system is a great move but don’t think you have the time to really understand this exciting form of energy, think again. 

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Infographic: How to Switch Your Business to Solar in 5 Easy Steps

Posted on February 20, 2019

Solar energy is on the rise. Within the U.S. in 2018 alone, a new solar project was installed every 100 seconds. The increase in popularity can be attributed to a number of items. First, consumers are wising-up to the fact that their own solar energy system can release them from the dependence of energy providers (and their incessant rate increases), all while saving them money with no added harm to the environment.

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4 Solar Benefits That Might Make Your Neighbors Jealous

Posted on January 23, 2019

After your new solar panels are up and running and saving you money on electricity, you may find your neighbors eyeing your home and wondering if they should look into switching to solar. When they ask you about it, and you tell them the benefits you’re enjoying, don’t be surprised if you create a little good-natured jealousy among your friends. Why?

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Infographic: 4 Seasons of Solar

Posted on January 22, 2019

People considering equipping their homes with solar power often wonder what kind of involvement with the system will be required of them after the installation. 

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Monitoring Your Solar Panel System the Simple Way

Posted on January 15, 2019

Part of a solar PV panel installation involves setting up a monitoring system that you can use either from a stationary unit or through an app on a computer or smart device. Your installer will cover solar monitoring in-depth with you so you can track your system’s performance.

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A Brief Guide to Getting the Most out of Your Solar Installation

Posted on January 09, 2019

When making the move to solar power, homeowners naturally want to know how to get the highest performance possible from their investment. This guide will tell you how to do just that. Your solar installer has taken into consideration various factors when calculating your estimated solar energy production, but if you’re looking to get a little bit more out of your system here a few things you might consider.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Solar Panels Clean

Posted on January 07, 2019

Solar panels are made to be essentially maintenance-free, which is one more of the many benefits you’ll enjoy when you switch to solar. Most homeowners find that periodic rain eliminates the need for regular cleaning of any kind. However, here’s a few helpful tips on keeping solar panels clean for those looking to go above and beyond. 

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eBook: Solar Post-Install Guide

Posted on January 03, 2019

People considering equipping their homes with solar power often wonder what kind of involvement with the system will be required of them after the installation.

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