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Solar Equipment | 5 min read

Ballast Mounted Solar Systems: Installation & Roof Requirements

Most of the solar energy systems we see in our community are installed on pitched roofs or as a ground mount, but what about flat roofs?

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

LG Solar Panels vs Q CELLS: Which Panels Are Best For You?

When you’re looking to install a solar energy system, an important step is comparing solar panel brands to find the one that is best for

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

Are Solar Batteries Worth It?

There’s no way around it -- a solar energy system requires a significant upfront investment, though it can save you a substantial amount

Solar for Homeowners | 3 min read

Rapid Shutdown For Solar Energy: What It Is & Why You Need It

The National Electric Code (NEC) sets the standard for electrical wiring and equipment. Solar energy systems fall under the NEC and

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

Axitec vs Q Cells: Which Solar Panels Are Better?

From how much energy your solar system produces to how much you pay, the solar panel brand you choose can have a big impact on your

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

Which Solar Panels Are Better?: Axitec vs LG Solar

Ensuring you install dependable, high-quality panels is a big part of creating a successful solar system that produces free electricity

Solar for Homeowners | 6 min read

5 Things to Know Before You Install a Ground-Mounted Solar System

Are you thinking about installing a solar energy system?

Solar Equipment | 5 min read

What Type of Electric Meters Are Used With Solar Energy Systems?

There’s more to a solar energy system than just the solar panels. They’re the star of the show, producing emission- and cost-free

Solar for Homeowners | 5 min read

How to Choose the Best Solar Panels

A lot bit hinges on the type of solar panels you choose to install. High-quality panels from a reputable manufacturer can last decades

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

What Are the Most Efficient Solar Panels?

If you’re looking for the best solar panels, efficiency can be a good metric to consider. In this blog, we’ll explain what exactly solar

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

How Long Do Solar Batteries Last?

Whether it’s to keep critical loads running during a power outage or to strategically offset demand charges for a less expensive

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

Avoid These 3 Costly Mistakes When Selecting Solar Panels

Solar panels can make up about 30% of your solar system’s cost. As a significant portion of your solar investment, it’s important to

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 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 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 | 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 Equipment | 3 min read

Can Solar Panels be Recycled?

Solar ownership is a long-term investment. Many manufacturers guarantee their solar panels up to 25 or even 30 years. And it’s very

Solar Equipment | 4 min read

Top 10 Solar Panel Brands in 2020

There are hundreds of solar panel manufacturers out there. With so many options, it’s hard to narrow down that list to find the panels

Solar for Homeowners | 4 min read

How Much Can You Back-Up with Solar Energy Battery Storage?

It’s a snowy Saturday afternoon. You’ve caught up on all your household duties and errands. It’s finally time to sit down on your couch

Solar for Homeowners | 2 min read

What Are The Best Solar Panels On The Market?

Which solar panels are the best? Here at Paradise Energy Solutions, we have a team of industry experts that continually examine our

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

Solar Equipment | 4 min read

What Are Bifacial Solar Panels

Most of the solar panels you see are monofacial solar panels. Sunlight hits the top face of the panel and it generates electricity. 

Solar Equipment | 3 min read

Batteries & Generators: Can They Work Together With Solar?

No one likes to be unprepared. Whether it’s severe storms, downed trees, or even a car accident, power outages are unpredictable, and

Solar Equipment | 5 min read

LG Solar Panels vs. SunPower Solar Panels

If you’re thinking about making the investment in a solar system, you’re going to want the best equipment you can get, price considered.

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

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

Solar Equipment | 4 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?

On September 11, 2018, a hurricane with 1-minute-long gusts of wind at speeds of 150 mph raged off the coast of North Carolina. As the

Solar Equipment | 4 min read

Do Solar Panels Need to be Cleaned?

Pollen, dust, sea salt, or pollution - if it’s in the air, it’ll eventually end up on your panels. And as a solar owner or solar

Solar Equipment | 4 min read

The Best Batteries for Solar Power Storage

Whether you’re looking for a way to keep the lights on when the grid goes down or you want to help offset demand charges, continued

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 Equipment | 4 min read

Can You Add Batteries to Your Existing Solar System?

For years, batteries have been a way to store excess power for solar systems.  But until recently, due to their high cost and low

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

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