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Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

4 Steps to Ensure Your Home Is Ready for a Power Outage

You heard the alerts all day. Severe weather is predicted in your area for this evening. You keep an eye on the dark clouds as they

Solar for Homeowners | 6 min read

Solar Energy Vs Wind Power: Which is Better?

Coffee vs. water. Renting vs. owning. Hitting snooze vs. Getting up on time.

Solar for Businesses | 4 min read

How Solar Helps Build a Great Legacy Business

The desire to make things better for our kids is human nature. We want to see them better off than we were, whether that’s more

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

How the ROI of Solar Compares to Traditional Retirement Saving Methods

First things first, we want to say we’re solar energy experts, not financial experts. While we’re knowledgeable on the financial side of

Solar for Homeowners | 7 min read

How to Calculate Solar Production

One of the most important things you’ll get to see in your solar proposal is the estimated productivity of your system. This number will

Solar for Homeowners | 6 min read

What Kind of Solar Inverter Do I Need?

Inverters are an essential component of a solar system. These complex bits of technology are what turn the raw DC power generated by

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

Tips For buying and selling a home with solar

Buying and selling a home is an exciting and very stressful experience. There are so many questions and details to sort out during the

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

Can I Install Solar in the Fall or Winter?

When most people think of solar energy, they picture their panels churning out kilowatt-hour after kilowatt-hour under the summer sun on

Solar for Homeowners | 6 min read

How to Prepare for a Solar Installation at Your Home

Installing a solar energy system at your home is an easy way to stop paying for electricity and start having a positive impact on the

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost for a 1,000 Square Foot House

One of the first questions anyone has when they’re considering installing solar panels is how much they’ll cost. But solar is not a

Solar Basics | 3 min read

Does solar energy work in West Virginia?

Many businesses, farmers, and homeowners across the US are saving a significant amount of money with solar energy. But those savings

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

Can I Make Money Selling Power Back to the Utility Company?

It’s absolutely true that solar energy can be a great financial investment. But it isn’t because of the money you make, it’s because of

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

Going Solar on the Eastern Shore of Delmarva? Here Are 5 Items to Know.

The Eastern Shore of Delmarva - famous for our popular beach towns, wild ponies, flourishing agricultural industry and rich history. Our

Solar for Homeowners | 6 min read

DIY Solar - Can I Install Solar Panels Myself?

Whether it’s to save money, flex our weekend warrior skills, or savor the sweet accomplishment of building something with our own hands,

Solar for Homeowners | 3 min read

Things to Know When Installing Solar in New York

I remember my great grandfather fondly discussing what it was like in 1910 when folks were healthily debating the idea of whether or not

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

How to Keep a Solar Energy System Working When the Power Goes Out

All it takes to generate electricity is a properly functioning solar system and some sunshine - so many would think that they would

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

Using Solar Energy As A Retirement Tool

Whether you're looking towards the future or you've already hit the "golden-days" of retirement, cost containment and putting your money

Solar Basics | 3 min read

Installing solar energy in Virginia? Here's what you should know

Do you live in Virginia and you want to install a solar energy system?

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

Will Solar Panels Be Cheaper in the Future?

While the technology that transforms sunlight into electricity has been around for decades, it wasn’t until the 2000s that solar power

Solar Financing | 3 min read

What is the Cost of Solar Panels in 2020?

Until money starts growing on trees, every purchase we make, big or small, will be driven by the cost. We spend time examining the cost

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

7 Tips for Installing a Solar Energy System in Pennsylvania

Buying a solar energy system is the same no matter where you live, right? Well, yes and no.

Solar Basics | 5 min read

5 Surprising Facts About Solar Energy

In the 2010s, solar energy transformed from an expensive option for forward-thinkers into an incredibly valuable investment for a large

Solar for Businesses | 6 min read

How to Reduce Your Business’s Electric Bill & Carbon Footprint

What if there was something you could do at your business that reduced your overhead and attracted more customers at the same time?

Solar Equipment | 5 min read

How Green is Solar Energy?

A healthy bit of skepticism is important these days. From outrageous news stories with sketchy origins to grandiose claims made by

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

Installing a solar energy in Ohio? Here are 8 things you should know.

  “Find it here” – this is the greeting on the sign as you enter the Buckeye State. While there certainly are lots of great things to

Solar for Homeowners | 6 min read

How to Reduce Your Home's Electric Bill & Your Carbon Footprint

Spend less money on bills; help the environment. Using less electricity at your home is a win-win for just about everyone. Reducing a

Solar for Homeowners | 7 min read

Is Solar Right for Your Home?

Who couldn’t benefit from one less bill to pay? Especially one as substantial as the monthly electricity bill.

Solar Basics | 2 min read

Utility Electric vs. Solar Energy: An Honest Comparison

Purchasing electric from your local utility company might be the easiest, most common way to power your home or business, but there are

News | 2 min read

COVID-19 and the solar industry: are brighter days ahead?

We are all living during one of the most unique times in my 60+ years on this great planet.  The COVID-19 virus is not a good thing.  We

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

Solar Battery Backup For Homes

The house goes dark and then everything quickly gets eerily quiet. You soon realize the power has gone out and the uncertainty of when

Solar Equipment | 4 min read

What is the Best Solar Inverter Brand?

Inverters are the hardest working components of a solar energy system. They convert DC energy produced by solar panels into AC energy

News | 2 min read

2019 Year in Review

  2019 was a big year for solar energy. The residential sector set a new installation record in the third quarter by adding over

Solar for Homeowners | 2 min read

What Are The Best Solar Panels On The Market?

  Which solar panels are the best?  

Solar Equipment | 4 min read

Will Solar Panels Work During a Power Outage?

What does solar energy mean to you? Saving the environment? Saving money? Or maybe it’s independence from the electric utility. Solar

Miscellaneous | 4 min read

How Solar Panels are Attached to Your Roof

Roofs have an important job. They keep warmth in and keep everything else out. However, they can’t do much else - and unless you have a

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

6 Reasons Why Solar is a Safe Investment

  The great thing about investing is that we’re using our money to make us more money. The worst part about investing is that it

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Is going solar a good idea? The answer to this question can vary for each situation. Being a solar installation company, it is our

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

How Reliable is Solar Energy?

Apple, Amazon, Target, Walmart - what do these tech revolutionaries and retail giants have in common? They run on solar energy. As the

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

The Cost and Frequency of Solar Maintenance

Do solar panels or PV system need maintenance, and if so, how often and how much will it cost? If you’re considering installing a solar

News | 2 min read

NFL Stadiums That Are Scoring Big With Solar Energy

If you’re like me, you circle September on your calendar each year. School is back in session, the weather is getting cooler, and the

Solar for Homeowners | 6 min read

4 Ways to Tell If Solar Is Right for You

Solar energy isn’t for everyone. 

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

Can Solar Panels Cause Fires?

In just a few months apart from each other, seven of Walmart’s solar systems caught on fire. What did they have in common? They were

Solar Equipment | 5 min read

Solar EV Chargers: Power Your Car with Sunshine

13,476 miles. That’s how much the average American drives each year, according to the US Department of Transportation. To put that in

Solar Equipment | 5 min read

How to Size Batteries for a Solar System

Grid-tied solar doesn’t work when the electricity goes out. While it is frustrating, having a grid-tied system gives you many other

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

How Safe Are Your Solar Panels in Severe Weather?

Marines removing a tree downed by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps - photo by Lance Cpl.

Solar for Homeowners | 3 min read

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Going Solar

You’ve decided to invest in solar energy to put an end to your monthly electric bills. Now it’s time to gather information and learn

Solar Basics | 3 min read

How Does Weather Affect Solar Panels’ Production?

Each hour, 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun find their way to Earth. That’s more energy than the entire planet uses in one

Solar for Homeowners | 3 min read

Your Guide To Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)

One of the lesser-known benefits of owning a solar energy system is Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs). SRECs may not be a household

Solar Basics | 5 min read

Solar Panel Degradation and The Lifespan of Solar Panels

There are plenty of things that get better with age - like cheeses, cast iron skillets, high-quality leather, and 401Ks. However, this

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

Designing an Attractive-Looking Solar System

So you’ve done the research on renewable energies and are considering installing solar. The ROI and low electricity bills sound great,

Solar Equipment | 3 min read

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

How many solar panels do I need for a 1,200 sq. ft. house? People often ask us a similar question when they are first introduced to

Solar Basics | 3 min read

How to Take Care of Snow on Your Solar Panels

Snow. Some of us love it and some of us hate it, but if you live in the Mid-Atlantic States, it’s often an inescapable part of the

News | 5 min read

Solar Power Rocks’ State Solar Power Rankings Report

Each year, Solar Power Rocks releases their State Solar Power Rankings Report.  The annual report ranks all 50 states and Washington DC

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

How to Lower Your Electric Bill This Winter

Less daylight, cooler weather, more time indoors. When winter comes around, it seems like there are countless reasons to draw on extra

Solar Financing | 2 min read

The Time Value of A Solar Energy Investment

You're considering two different investments, one has a simple payback of 5 years, the other a payback of 7 years. Which one would you

Solar for Homeowners | 6 min read

How to Understand and Compare Your Solar Energy Proposals

Are you looking for a better way to buy your electricity?  Are you deciding on whether solar is right for you? If so, don’t let the

Solar for Farmers | 1 min read

Is it Safe to Install Solar Panels on my Chicken House Roof?

We were recently asked, “Is it safe to install solar panels on a chicken house roof?” The short answer is yes, if the proper evaluations

Solar for Homeowners | 3 min read

All You Need To Know About Solar Panel Warranties

There are several important components that need to be examined when looking at solar energy warranties. It’s important that you’re

Solar Financing | 2 min read

What Does Commercial Solar Cost in Ohio?

If you’re considering solar for your Ohio-based business, now is a good time to make the switch.

Solar Equipment | 3 min read

Batteries vs. Generators: Which Energy Backup Option Is Best For You?

For many years, gasoline generators have been the primary option for consumers looking for a backup power source in case of an electric

Solar for Homeowners | 3 min read

Rail Mounted Solar Systems vs. Rail-less Solar Systems

You've likely already done research on how solar energy works and the financial benefits. Great! There are still important questions

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

A Realtor's Guide To Listing a Property With a Solar System

As a real estate agent, you have probably come across property listings with a solar energy system.  Whether you are representing the

Solar for Businesses | 3 min read

8 Ways Solar Energy Will Boost Your Business

Sometimes being old-school is good, right? But when it comes to paying your electric bill, having an old-school mindset isn’t always

Solar for Homeowners | 3 min read

5 Tips For Designing Your Next Building with Solar Energy in Mind

Are you planning to build a new building for your business or a new home? We’ve compiled a list of 5 tips that you should take into

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

Will Adding Solar Panels Increase My Property Value?

When you are buying or selling a property, the value of that property is a big deal.   Not only do you need to know what to ask for a

Solar for Businesses | 3 min read

4 Ways To Reduce Your Electricity Demand Charges

Demand Charges – What are they? How are they calculated, and how can you reduce them and save money?

How Does A Solar System Work?

There are four main components of a solar system that are used to convert sunlight into electricity.

Solar Basics | 2 min read

Grid-Tied Solar vs. Off-Grid Solar: What are the pros and cons of both?

When purchasing a solar system, you have two main options to choose from - grid-tied and off-grid. As the name implies, grid-tied solar

Solar for Homeowners | 2 min read

Ground Mount vs Roof Mount Solar Systems: A Comparison

There are a couple different types of installation methods for solar panels. Here at Paradise Energy Solutions, we install roof mounted

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

How Much Does Solar Energy Cost?

The first and most obvious question we receive from people interested in solar energy is: How much does a solar system cost?

Solar Financing | 1 min read

Advantages of Solar Power for Your Commercial Property

The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) and SolarKal recently released a whitepaper that breaks down the advantages of installing

Solar for Homeowners | 6 min read

Top 10 Counties for Solar in Pennsylvania

As the demand for clean, renewable energy expands in the United States, Pennsylvania is quickly becoming a force in the Northeast for

Solar for Homeowners | 1 min read

Can I Put Solar on My Roof?

Will solar energy work with my roof? Chances are yes! Solar panels can be attached to most roof types, flat or sloping. Our operations

Solar Financing | 3 min read

Solar Land Lease vs. Solar Ownership

  If you’re a farmer, the chances are you have been approached by solar companies proposing to lease your land for the purpose of

Solar Basics | 3 min read

The Basics of Photovoltaic (PV Solar) System Design

As the solar industry has grown, an increasing number of people are becoming familiar with the environmental and financial benefits

Solar for Homeowners | 1 min read

Are Solar Shingles a Good Solution for Rooftop Solar Production?

Over the last decade, there has been significant hype around the idea of solar roofs (aka solar shingles).  The primary benefits of

Solar Basics | 3 min read

Calculating the Production for a Solar System

Properly calculating production for a solar system is critical to determine how many solar panels you will need and to also calculate

Solar Basics | 1 min read

How Does a Solar Panel Produce Energy?

A solar panel looks so simple to the naked eye, but how does something this thin convert sunlight to energy? To find out, let’s dig into

Solar for Homeowners | 3 min read

Does Solar Hot Water Make Sense?

Before we begin, here are some abbreviations that we will use in this article:

Solar Financing | 3 min read

Cash Purchase vs. Operating Lease vs. Capital Lease

What is the best option for your business? You’ve researched the idea of going solar for your business, discovered that solar provides a

Solar for Homeowners | 2 min read

Why We Don't Offer Residential Solar Leases

Frequently we have the privilege of talking to customers who are considering a solar system for their residence and are comparing

Solar Basics | 3 min read

What Is Our Triple Ten Guarantee?

In 2010, Paradise Energy Solutions pioneered the Performance Guarantee by including a 2-year performance guarantee on each system, in

Solar Basics | 2 min read

Understanding Solar Component Warranties

One of the advantages of investing in solar are the long-term benefits and warranties of the components that make up a solar array.

Solar Basics | 2 min read

Won't Solar Prices Keep Dropping?

Advances in technology have positively impacted our life experiences and have often reduced the costs of many of the products we

Solar Basics | 2 min read

Can I Install Solar in a Field and Make Money?

Buy an empty lot. Install solar. Produce Electricity. Make Money. Right? Unfortunately, this scenario is not possible and here is why.

Solar Basics | 1 min read

Off-Grid Solar vs. Grid-Tied Solar

As the name implies, grid-tied solar means the solar system is connected to the electrical grid, and conversely off-grid solar means the

Solar for Homeowners | 1 min read

What Happens to Your Solar Panels in a Power Outage

Before we answer this common question that we receive on a daily basis, we want to point out that most solar systems installed today are

Solar for Businesses | 1 min read

What is Virtual Net Metering?

Virtual net metering, also referred to as virtual meter aggregation, is a billing mechanism that allows a customer to credit kWh’s

Solar for Homeowners | 1 min read

Which Solar Panel Should I Use?

As solar modules become more of a commodity and the industry begins to consolidate, manufacturers are producing modules that are more

Solar Basics | 2 min read

The Effect of Shade on a Solar Array

When considering a location for a solar array, one of the most important factors to think about is shade. Since direct sunlight is

Solar for Businesses | 2 min read

Understanding Solar Paybacks

One of the first things that most customers ask when considering a solar system is “What is the payback?” While the payback period is

Solar for Homeowners | 2 min read

What to Expect in a Solar Assessment

Are you interested in solar energy and want to find out if solar is right for you?

Solar Financing | 3 min read

New York Government Incentives

Federal Incentives On a federal level, there are two primary incentives for solar:  the ITC and MACRS depreciation.  USDA also has a

Solar for Homeowners | 1 min read

Worried About Curb Appeal?

One of the concerns we get is the idea that solar panels will degrade the appearance of a house. We, of course, think solar panels look

Solar for Businesses | 2 min read

Pennsylvania Government Incentives

Federal Incentives On a federal level, there are two primary incentives for solar:  the ITC and MACRS depreciation.  USDA also has a

Solar Basics | 2 min read

The War of the Electric Currents

Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World!

Solar for Businesses | 3 min read

Maryland Government Incentives

Maryland continues to be a popular state for solar power. With sunshine the majority of days and the relatively cooler temperatures of

Solar for Homeowners | 1 min read

Will Solar Work at My Location?

Chances are that solar will not only work at your location, but will put money in your pocket for decades to come. And don't think that

Solar Basics | 1 min read

Roof, Ground, or Ballasted-Roof Mount Solar: What Type is Best?

If you are just beginning the search for what type of solar system you should install, you may be confused with all of the options that

Solar for Businesses | 1 min read

What Specific Industries Can Benefit From Solar?

What Specific Industries Can Benefit from Solar Energy

Solar for Homeowners | 1 min read

Will Solar Ruin My Roof?

No. A solar installation will not damage your roof in any way. This is a concern for some customers, especially if they have just spent

Solar Financing | 2 min read

Solar Lease vs. Solar Purchase

Customers interested in solar for their home are often presented with several options when it comes to having solar installed on their

Solar for Homeowners | 1 min read

Will a Solar System Pay for Itself in the Northeast?

California is known for its high cost of living and HIGH electric rates! Also, because of having a more temperate climate, California is

What Sets Us Apart | 1 min read

How important is Certification for Solar Installers?

How important is it that your solar installer is certified? Are there any national certifying agencies in this young industry? These are