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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

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

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

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 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 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

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

Solar for Homeowners | 3 min read

How Does The Federal Solar Tax Credit Work?

One of the great benefits of a solar energy investment is the tax benefits. Solar system owners will not only eliminate their electric

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

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 | 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 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 | 4 min read

How To Read Your Electric Bill

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

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 Financing | 3 min read

What Happens When My Solar Energy System Overproduces in New York?

“What happens when my solar system overproduces?” This is a common question we receive from New York solar customers, and we understand

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 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 | 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

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 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 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

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 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