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Infographic: Why Lithium Ion Batteries are the Preferred Choice for Energy Storage

Posted on April 23, 2019

You hear a lot about energy independence these days, particularly when the conversation of renewable energy is brought up.

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How do You Know Which Type of Solar Installation is Right for You?

Posted on April 17, 2019

If you’re considering purchasing your own solar panel system, 2019 is your year to do so! With the 30% federal tax credit set to decrease and eventually expire in the coming years, moving quickly is key if you’re looking to cash in on the savings. Here’s a quick review of the different solar panel systems available to you right now.

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Why Going Completely “Off-Grid” May Not Be a Reality

Posted on April 15, 2019

Advances in modern technology have spurred the rapid adoption of renewable energy sources, skyrocketing popularity in solar panel installations to new levels within a few decades. Solar panels have become more efficient and significantly more cost-effective, making the switch to solar easier than ever.

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Top 4 Reasons to Be Energy Independent

Posted on April 11, 2019

The 1970’s were a tumultuous time for the energy industry. The United States accounted for less than 5 percent of the world’s population, but consumed about 20 percent of the global energy supply. This became an apparent issue when oil rich countries imposed an embargo against the U.S., causing widespread panic among consumers.

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From Sunlight to Energy: How on Earth Does it Work?

Posted on March 26, 2019

For many years, people considered the energy they bought from their local power grid to be natural, normal energy—it was convenient, relatively affordable, and readily available. These days, we’re coming to understand that there’s an energy source far more natural and normal than what electric plants produce. That energy is the sun, which produces solar energy.

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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 Business

Posted on February 05, 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.

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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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Federal Tax Credit: Use It or Lose It

Posted on October 16, 2018

The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a renewable energy incentive program that passed in 2005 then extended multiple times over the years. It currently gives any homeowner
or business that installs solar panelling a dollar-for-dollar tax credit of 30 percent of the cost
of installation.

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