Category: Facts About Solar Energy

Solar Panel Reliability: A Close Look

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Electricity is a big deal. It powers our homes and the lifestyles we lead. Electricity, however, wasn’t always such an integral part of our lives. Even after the invention of electricity, few had accesses to it. It took another fifty years after Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb before the public started to power […]

The Ideal Location for Solar Panels

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Although, where in the world a solar installation is done plays a part in how much sunlight solar panels will receive. There are many places with less sun and a thriving solar industry. For example, most of Europe averages a couple hours of peak sunlight a day. However, this didn’t stop Germany from leading the […]

Solar Panels Increase Home Value

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Home value has a tendency to fluctuate. This has quite a bit to do with the economy in the area. However, this isn’t the only determining factor. The supply and demand for homes is a teeter-totter always going up or down. Some of the influences on this swing in home value are location, amenities and […]

Solar Energy Pros and Cons

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Solar power is a topic that has gained a lot of controversy as of late. Like everything else, it has both positive and negatives that need examining. Before deciding if solar is the renewable energy source for your home, take some time to weigh the pros and cons. The Cons of Solar Energy Although it […]

How Solar Influences Utah’s 2019 Environmental Progress

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Utah Valley pollution continually increases. This, however, doesn’t need to be the case. Utah is starting to make some environmental changes and you can too, with the help of residential solar power. Utah Climate Change and Solar Utah has been warming up, which means the hot dry summer months are even more barren than they […]

The Role Credit Score Plays in Solar Installations

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Since solar is a large ticket item there are few and far in between that can pay for it up-front. This is why many companies in the solar industry promote getting loans for leased systems. Although a solar loan is better if you are looking to own your panels, Both of these payment options allow […]

How to Get High Enough Usage to Make Solar Worthwhile

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Not everyone that wants solar is able to qualify for it. One of the major reasons people aren’t able to get solar panels installed in their homes is because they don’t use enough electricity to make solar a wise investment. Generally Speaking, Your Power Bill Has to Be at Least $75 per Month to Make […]

Filing Taxes? Don’t Forget About Your Solar Incentives

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Tax season is dreaded for most, but if you have solar you are in for some good news. Those that have purchased solar get some pretty large tax credits and incentives. Commercial Solar Incentives Acquiring solar for your business comes with some commercial specific solar incentives. Awareness of these financial enticements is the first step […]

The Difference Between Solar Generation and Utility Credited Solar

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Often people install solar because of the savings rather than the environmental benefits. It is for this reason that people become upset when their Utility and monitoring app show different numbers. There is, however, a logical explanation behind the difference in these numbers. This difference is better understood when you take a look at how […]

String Inverters vs. Microinverters: What’s the Difference?

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Micro and string inverters are easily confused. Having a sound knowledge of the difference between the two will help you determine which is a better fit for your situation. How Inverters Work Before we can dive into the difference between inverter types, you need a basic understanding of what an inverter does. An inverter is […]

Why Solar Shingles Are A Bad Investment for Utah Homeowners

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Although a great idea, solar shingles are currently a bad investment for Utah homeowners. The main reasons why shingles aren’t your best option come down to price, durability, and installation. The Price of Solar Shingles Compared to a Panel Many are awe-inspired by the reduction in their carbon footprint that solar provides. Most, however, buy […]

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