Net Metering for Residential Solar Panels

An Overview of Net Metering Net metering is a solar incentive that allows you to receive credits by storing your excess solar energy in the electric grid that is shared by everyone. When your solar panels produce power that you don’t need, that energy is sent to the...

What is Solar’s Return on Investment?

Long-Term Savings Coal power electricity bills are continuously rising due to inflation and government regulations. In fact, in the U.S., coal energy costs eat between 5 and 22% of families’ total after-tax income every year! And this number is only growing. Coal...

How Winter Olympics Run on Renewable Energy

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has made an emphasis on lowering cost and using as much renewable energy as possible. The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are claiming to be the most self-sustaining Olympics held to date. 100% of Olympic areas...

Do Solar PV Panels Cause Glare?

It's a common concern that glare from solar PV systems could affect surrounding neighbors. First, it's important to note that any solar PV system must be approved by the homeowner's city or county after it has been installed. If the city/county sees any...

Renting vs Owning Your Power

As electricity rates increase each year, improved solar technology allows homeowners to save tens of thousands of dollars on their power bill with solar PV systems. Understanding the mortgage industry can help you better understand how going solar can save...

How Star Wars Uses Solar Power

Maybe the dark side of the force isn’t as bad as you think. They destroy planets, murder ewoks, and are led by sith lords--but their use of solar power might be saving the galaxy. Solar power is the fastest growing source of new energy (in our galaxy), and in thirty...

Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Go Solar

Reasons "Turn off the lights before leaving!" "Why is the A/C up so high?" Growing up, I constantly heard these comments from my parents, and never cared why they wanted me to conserve energy. When I moved out and saw my first power bill I finally...