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Larry Beiler

Larry is the Estimating Manager at Paradise Energy Solutions, working from our corporate headquarters in Paradise, PA. He is a NABCEP certified PV Technical Sales and PV Installation Professional. In addition, Larry holds a certificate for Solar Business and Technical Sales from Solar Energy International.

Recent Posts

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 | 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 | 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 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 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 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 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