If You Don’t Go Solar Now, You May Hate Yourself Later

If You Don’t Go Solar Now, You May Hate Yourself Later

The cost of going solar gets cheaper every year. This raises the question among homeowners—should I switch to solar now or wait to take advantage of lower installation prices? Every year that you delay in your decision to go solar is another year that you miss out on many financial returns, otherwise known as your solar opportunity cost. What you save on upfront costs could be outweighed by the financial returns you would have received within that time frame.
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Protecting Your Roof While Installing Solar Panels

Protecting Your Roof While Installing Solar Panels

With catastrophic climate change worries and many people worldwide trying to do their part to effect positive environmental changes, more people today than ever before are working to incorporate solar energy sources into their home or office locations. Keeping the fact that solar is an environmentally friendly source of renewable energy and one that can not only help lower a power bill but can also potentially help increase property value, property owners need to know how to protect a roof when installing solar panels.
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Should You Remove Trees for Solar Panel Performance?

Should You Remove Trees for Solar Panel Performance?

Trees and solar have a similar effect on the environment when it comes to mitigating carbon—but they do not always get along. Trees cause shading and reduce the output and efficiency of solar panels. In most cases, trimming just a few branches may suffice. However, maximizing solar benefits could also mean cutting down a tree or two. Does it ever make sense to cut down carbon-absorbing trees just for solar? The answer is, surprisingly, yes. Here is some information that could help you make the right choice.
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Is Your Roof a Good Match for Solar?

Is Your Roof a Good Match for Solar?

With solar installation becoming an affordable option for many, it comes as no surprise that it’s considered the fastest growing energy source in the world. In the last decade, solar energy has seen an average annual growth rate of 54%. As homeowners begin the process of solar shopping, one of the first questions asked should be: “How suited is my roof for solar panel installation?” The good new is, solar panels are designed to be compatible with most types of roofing. If you’re thinking about switching to solar, here are the roof qualities you need to consider to determine if your home is ready.
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6 Facts Your Power Company Doesn’t Want You To Know

6 Facts Your Power Company Doesn’t Want You To Know

Many people are still afraid to go solar because of the misconception that it is highly expensive to do so. The truth is, the cost of going solar is decreasing so rapidly that it is now cheaper than coal. Your power company knows this—as well as the fact that many could be eligible to get huge discounts on electricity for the next 20 to 25 years. Of course, they will not tell you these things. They won’t make profit from a solar-powered home. Below are other facts your power company doesn’t want you to know.
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5 Solar Power Myths Debunked

5 Solar Power Myths Debunked

With energy hikes threatening our financial stability, consumers are considering renewable energy sources to save money. Switching to solar is a very attractive option for U.S. homeowners. Solar panels reduce the dependency on local electricity grids thus, lowering or completely eliminating energy bills. However, there are still many myths about solar energy that prevent people from taking a closer look at the benefits of solar power. We’ve compiled a list of the most common misconceptions about solar energy and debunked them.
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