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Solar Blog

The most comprehensive solar energy blog - providing solar energy and energy storage articles and videos for businesses and homeowners.

Andy Schell

Andy has been working in the solar industry for over three years and has completed Solar PV101 training through Solar Energy International. He serves as the Marketing Manager at Paradise Energy Solutions, working from our corporate headquarters in Paradise, PA.

Recent Posts

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Is Paradise Energy the right solar company for you?

While our team at Paradise Energy is passionate about helping as many people as possible with their solar energy investment, we recognize

Solar for Homeowners | 2 min read

Choptank Restrictions: Limited Capacity For Solar In The Parsonsburg, Maryland Area

Across the DELMARVA region, the potential for new solar energy installations is being stifled by restrictions imposed by utility companies.

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

Community Solar: The Pros and Cons

There is more than one way for someone to take advantage of solar energy’s environmental benefits. Depending on the goals for the project,

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

The Cost to Remove and Reinstall Solar Panels

In most cases, a solar energy system is a set-and-forget cost-saving solution that is expected to last 30+ years. But there are some

Solar for Businesses | 4 min read

How To Use The Solar Tax Credit Safe Harbor

All good things must come to an end, and in 2021, the26% federal tax credit will step down to 22%. In 2022, the credit is scheduled to

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 Basics | 3 min read

Is Solar Power Worth It 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

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 to

Solar for Homeowners | 3 min read

3 Ways Solar Energy Provides Stability During Unstable Times

The last couple of months have been rough. Each day has brought ups, downs, and lots of uncertainty.

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

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

Understanding Home Solar Batteries

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

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 that

Solar for Homeowners | 3 min read

All You Need To Know About Solar System Monitoring

One of the greatest attributes of solar energy is its transparency. Solar system owners can access their system’s performance at virtually

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 mission

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 from

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 for Homeowners | 2 min read

Who Are The Top Solar Panel Installers in Delaware?

It is our goal at Paradise Energy Solutions to help the people of Delaware make the best decision when it comes to selecting the right

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

How To Read Your Electric Bill

Many people pay their electric bills without thinking twice, let alone understanding what they are getting charged for and why. Most just

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

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 aware

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 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

Solar Lease vs. Ownership: Which is the Better Path to Energy Savings?

Your path to having solar energy has reached a fork in the road: Solar Ownership or Solar Leasing. Whether you are motivated by

Solar for Homeowners | 2 min read

Do I Need Insurance For My Solar System?

Does your solar system need to be insured? The short answer is yes. Installing a solar system is a big investment that will have

Solar for Homeowners | 2 min read

The 6 Step Going Solar Process for Your Solar Panel Installation Project

Here at Paradise Energy Solutions, the process of going solar is broken into six main steps. Paradise Energy Solutions will guide you

Solar for Homeowners | 1 min read

5 Things to Examine When Selecting a Solar Installation Company

Deciding to install a solar system is a big decision. A solar system is a 30+ year investment, and it’s important to find a company that

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 | 3 min read

Ground Mount vs Roof Mount Solar Systems: A Comparison

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

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

One of the first questions potential solar system owners want to know when they speak with us is: How much do solar panels cost?

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

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 team

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 Basics | 2 min read

Are Solar Farms Really Profitable? The Truth About Making Money With Solar.

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

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 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 are