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How Solar Energy Has Improved Over Time

How Solar Energy Has Improved Over Time

Solar technology has been around for a really long time. However, it’s only in the last decade or so that it has established a role in today’s clean energy economy. Photovoltaic panels went from an experimental innovation that required high costs to the best source of renewable power. Two factors influencing the growth of solar energy are the cost and efficiency over time.

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This Award Winning 8-Year-Old Girl Built Solar Water Heater Using Recycled Objects

This Award Winning 8-Year-Old Girl Built Solar Water Heater Using Recycled Objects

Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López, an 8-year-old girl from Altos de Chiapas, Mexico, made history by being the first child to receive the prestigious “ICN Recognition for Women,” an award usually reserved for adults. She was awarded by Nuclear Sciences Institute (ICN) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) for her solar...
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10 Facts About Solar Panels You Probably Didn’t Know

10 Facts About Solar Panels You Probably Didn’t Know

Thanks to solar panels, we are able to harness the most abundant energy source available - the sun. Photovoltaic panels, also known as solar panels, convert sunlight into electricity we can use at home. Decades ago, solar panels were still experimental technology, requiring high costs. Now, they have become more affordable for the average consumer. Here are some interesting facts about solar panels that you probably didn’t know.

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How to Calculate the Cost of a Solar Panel System

How to Calculate the Cost of a Solar Panel System

We often get asked how much it would cost to install a solar panel system. It actually varies based on whether rebates, tax credits and incentives are available to you. Incentives can lower the price by 30 percent or more. With no incentives, the cost can go as high as $15,000 for a 4kW solar system. The total cost of a solar system goes beyond the price of solar panels. A number of other components such as the racking, wiring, inverter and solar monitor are also calculated.

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300+ Trees Planted to Benefit Spokane River

300+ Trees Planted to Benefit Spokane River

As a company that’s on a mission to take care of the environment, we at Offset Solar made sure to do our part in adding to the city’s tree inventory. We partnered with The Lands Council for a tree planting service conducted at the High Bridge Park in Spokane, Washington on October 13, 2018. A total of 292 volunteers helped plant over 300 native tree species along the creek in just two hours. The saplings will one day grow sturdy roots that will help improve water quality in the area.
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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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