Generators vs Solar Powered Battery Backup


There are several different energy storage solutions. Not all these solutions, however, are ideal for homeowners. Currently, two competitors have piqued the interest of energy-conscious homeowners. These competitors include generators and battery backup in conjunction with solar. Solar Battery Backup Options Because of the way solar panels work, an array needs additional equipment to store excess solar […]

How-to Guide for Neurio Solar Monitoring: PWRview


The PWRview app has replaced the Neurio app, and although the setup looks a little different, the structure is the same.  Monitoring energy consumption and production gives residential solar customers control over their energy, which is one reason why there are many monitoring options on the market. Some of these technologies integrate into the inverter […]

What an Inverter Does for Solar

Solar Inverter

Solar panels get a lot of attention, but they aren’t the only aspect of a solar array. There are several off-the-panel factors that go into solar. One of these is the inverter. A solar inverter is key because it allows the solar power to reach the home. What is a Solar Inverter? A solar inverter […]

When Purchasing Battery Backup is a Good Option


There are many reasons to purchase battery backup. However, if someone uses the wrong backup option, it can lead to a negative experience with the product. Battery backup is a great tool; it helps people meet their energy needs. Finding a battery backup that fits the energy needs of the situation is necessary. Here are […]

An Inside Look at EIA’s Hourly Electric Grid Monitor

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What is the appeal of hourly electric grid monitoring? At first glance, this information may seem irrelevant. At least for the average joe looking for residential solar. However, it actually can be quite useful. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a beta of their new website in August of 2019. One of the main […]

Combining Energy Efficient Roofing With Photovoltaics

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Installing solar on a home is a great way to decrease power bills. However, if they are combined with an energy-efficient roof, it can maximize savings and environmental impact. Although solar panels can be installed on just about any roofing material, some combine better with solar arrays than others. What sets these roofing materials apart […]

Travel Trailers and Solar on the Side

Solar Panels for RVs

For many adventurers using a camper is more than glamping. It is their way of life. They travel from one place to the next instead of staying in a stationary home. For many of these nomads, boondocking is very common. This is when an RV parks, at an off the grid spot, for extended periods […]

How the Automatic Shut Off Switch Works

Solar Inverter

When people think of installing solar, they envision complete independence from the grid. However, this is usually the exception of solar installation,s not the rule. Since solar arrays themselves aren’t able to store energy, other options need exploring. Battery backup would be ideal, but for many, whole-home energy storage isn’t a financial option.  This is […]

The Tesla Powerwall: How it Works

Solar Panels With Battery Backup

Although Tesla is known for its electric vehicles, its solar product line has gained significant traction. Many people are excited about the company’s solar shingles and home battery. Although solar shingles are struggling to take off, its home battery is rated one of the best on the market. Taking a look at the Powerwall illustrates […]

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with Solar Facts


People often think of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for computers and medical devices. However, this isn’t the only reason for having a UPS. Solar and Uninterruptible Power Supply Explained Large businesses and databases often have a UPS that isn’t connected to the gird. These backup systems allow the business or server to continue running. However, […]

Rocky Mountain Power Nest Rebate and Solar

Solar Plus, Sustainable Living, Utah Clean Energy

Rebates can be a bit of a pain, but when you take advantage of them, they can save you quite a bit. Rocky Mountain Power has a rebate program called Wattsmart. Rocky Mountain Power’s Wattsmart and Thermostat Rebate The Wattsmart incentive program at Rocky Mountain Power is meant to encourage energy conservation. Customers receive discounts […]

Level 1 & 2 Portable Solar Generator Benefits

Solar Panels With Battery Backup

In both Go Solar Group’s level 1 and 2 battery backup options, a Goal Zero solar generator is used as the battery base. This backup battery lets people take the excess power stored from their home’s solar panels, stores it in a portable device, and uses it at home or on any kind of outing […]

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