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Great Basin Solar Competitor Comparison

Great Basin Solar Competitor Review

Sifting through solar companies can be intimidating. The easiest way to break down the differences between companies is to secure all the facts. To make...
How Long Solar Batteries Last

Will Solar Batteries Continue Working During Prolonged Outages?

Will solar batteries continue working during prolonged outages? The short answer; it depends. The capacity of the solar battery and the amount and rate of...
New Mexico Solar Company Comparison: Positive Solar Energy

Positive Solar Energy

Positive Solar Energy has a lot going for them, but we also want potential solar customers in the Albuquerque-Santa Fe area of New Mexico to...
Affordable Solar in New Mexico

Affordable Solar Installations In Albuquerque

New Mexico has one of the best climates for solar installations. It makes sense for homeowners to learn more about their solar options, so they...
Off-grid Solar in Nevada

Reno Off-grid Solar Kits With Batteries

What is an off-grid solar kit? Are they useful? Are there better options? You may find yourself asking these questions while researching the best way...
2020 ITC Extension

The 2020 ITC Extension’s Impact on Residential Solar

For many, the solar investment tax credit (ITC) has made residential solar an option for their residence by decreasing the cost of adding a system...
solar critter guards

Keep Critters & Wildlife Out of Your Solar Panels

In residential solar, there are typically only a few inches between the panels and the roof. While this gap allows the solar panels to cool...
Tesla Solar Quote

Tesla’s Low Solar Quotes

Adding residential solar can become an expensive project. While this investment pays for itself over the life of the array, comparing prices allows customers to...
Simple Power Solar Nevada Competitor Comparison

Nevada Competitor Comparison: Simple Power Solar

Nevada has a lot of solar companies to pick from, which can make finding the perfect fit challenging. To decrease stress, we have simplified the...
Utah Solar Metering Changes in 2020

New PSC Solar Rate Met with Pushback

In 2017, the Public Service Commission (PSC) agreed with Rocky Mountain Power and solar advocates to reduce the then one-to-one net metering program to 90...
Carbon Tax Alternatives

Alternatives to Carbon Tax: Will They Work?

Many solar proponents feel strongly about the benefits of carbon taxes. However, not everyone agrees that this tax best promotes renewables, such as solar energy....
residential vs. utility-scale solar

Utility-scale vs. Distributed Solar Power

While many agree that solar is vital to the renewable energy mix, some feel solar should become a central addition to the mix of utility-generated...

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