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How Solar Power Impacts Your Energy Bill

How Solar Power Impacts Your Energy Bill

Solar power has been garnering a lot of buzz lately, enough to make you wonder if this alternative energy solution is right for you. Is it worth the protracted process and cost of installing? Read on to learn if the sun’s rays could warm your wallet in the form of lower bills.

How Solar Energy Works

First, you need to determine if you are a viable candidate for solar energy. In order for this to be the case, you should have at least 100 square feet of unshaded roof space. Your roof should also be in good condition, and you should own […] Read more

2016 California Solar Tax Credits: Everything You Need To Know!

2016 California Solar Tax Credits: Everything You Need To Know!

Most of us rank doing our taxes somewhere between tearing off our thumbnails and getting a root canal. But if you’re an environmentally conscious homeowner living in California, or just looking to save some money, we have some news that might change your mind. Read on to learn about the solar tax credits and incentives the federal government provides to those who install solar panels. They just might make tax time more bearable.

It is no secret that 2008 saw the tanking of the U.S. economy. As an antidote, Washington enacted the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act. One of its components furnished […] Read more

A Guide To Getting Started With Solar Panels

A Guide To Getting Started With Solar Panels

So you’ve decided that you want to install solar panels for your home. Congratulations! It’s a smart decision, and ultimately one that will help you reap environmental benefits and electricity cost savings for years to come. Still, deciding you want solar panels is only the first decision you’ll have to make. There are other factors that can reduce your home’s energy bills for decades to come. Here, we’ve compiled five of what we think are the most important questions you should consider before choosing a solar panel system.

 

Do I know how much energy I need?

Knowing how much energy you […] Read more

A Homeowner’s Guide to Financing Your Solar Power System

A Homeowner’s Guide to Financing Your Solar Power System

You’re interested in installing a solar power system in your home, but you’ve heard that solar panels can be expensive. While solar panels do require a significant investment they also provide tremendous financial benefits. Did you also know that you could save $2,000 or more annually with a solar system? Plus, because of increased popularity of solar panels – and their environmental friendliness – financing options that make solar power systems affordable for all kinds of homeowners have exploded. Trust us, a solar power system is within your reach. Here, we’ll explain some of the different financing choices you could […] Read more

Making Solar Energy Affordable To Homeowners

Making Solar Energy Affordable To Homeowners

For decades, American homeowners have been intrigued by the potential of solar energy. While impressed by the amount saved on energy costs and its environmental benefits, the biggest barrier to entry has been its price. As solar energy continues to develop more efficient technology and becomes more common there are also more incentives that are making solar panels more affordable to homeowners.

Governmental Support

President Obama’s Clean Energy Initiative has given the federal seal of approval to solar technology. The costs that once kept consumers beholden to the traditional electric companies have now been reduced. These days, federal programs exist that provide […] Read more

How To Choose a Reputable Solar Panels Installer

How To Choose a Reputable Solar Panels Installer

Solar energy has so many benefits—from annually decreased energy costs to governmental rebates and tax credits—that there are plenty of solar power installers in the business to choose from. Luckily, there are a number of processes in place that help you differentiate the reputable home solar installers from those who aren’t playing by the book. Here are our five top tips for finding up-and-up solar energy companies for your home solar system.

 

Make sure your solar installer is insured and has the proper business licenses.

You want to make sure that your solar installer has the education to actually know what he or she […] Read more

Why It Pays to Shop Around for Solar

Why It Pays to Shop Around for Solar

Without a doubt, solar energy is an excellent investment. It’s good for the environment. It can save you bucket loads of money. But as the popularity of solar energy has grown, so has the necessity of shopping around for the best deals and the best possible installers. If you don’t shop around, you might be swayed towards an installer and system that doesn’t fit your needs, and, ultimately, doesn’t save you as much money. Here, we’ve compiled five reasons why it’s absolutely essential for you to shop around before choosing a solar energy system.

 

 You want to make sure you’re […] Read more