Category: Solar Plus

Using the Nest E Smart Thermostat With Solar

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The Nest Thermostat allows homeowners and businesses to take their energy consumption habits into their own hands. Combining these two devices helps decrease pollution, saves customers money, and increases self-sufficiency. It makes sense to add smart thermostats to homes that already draw all or most of their power from the sun. How Smart Thermostats Work […]

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 […]

Rocky Mountain Power, the Nest Thermostat and Solar

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Understanding rebates can be a bit of a pain, but that pain is forgettable once you’ve leveraged their benefits. Rocky Mountain Power has a rebate program called Wattsmart, which is relevant to environmentally and financially conscientious homeowners. Rocky Mountain Power’s Wattsmart and Thermostat Rebates Rocky Mountain Power’s Wattsmart incentive program encourages energy conservation. Customers receive […]

San Antonio Solar President Answers Tough Questions on the Future of Solar

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Be Part Of Solar’s Future What’s been the most significant change, from your perspective, in solar manufacturing in the last year? What’s driving the change? The 201 Trade Case has had a greater impact on perception than will ever be made apparent in reality. The perception itself caused some decline in solar investment, but like […]

Solar CEO ‘Happy that Solar Energy is at a Dead End.’

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Solar power is at a dead end, and I say that happily. I also say it as the CEO of a Utah and Reno-based solar company. On its path and in its current direction, it is impossible for solar energy to go any further. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter. We just need to […]

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