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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 | 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 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 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 | 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 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