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Solar for Low-Income Households

Feb 25, 20213 min read

If you’re a hard-working blue-collar American, you may be wondering how you can start saving money on your bills and groceries like many of us with families. You probably already know that in most of the country, to-date, only middle and upper-class Americans could afford...

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Am I ready for Solar? Solar FAQs and Answers

Feb 22, 20215 min read

Finding out if you’re prepared to install a solar system raises many questions, questions such as is my roof suitable for solar panels? Do I need to replace my roof before installation? What size system is best for my home? What is the life of...

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What is the Difference Between a Kilowatt and Kilowatt Hour?

Feb 15, 20212 min read

A kilowatt (kW) is a power measurement that equals 1000 watts. A watt “is the International System of Units' (SI) standard unit of power (energy per unit time), the equivalent of one joule per second” (https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/watt). A joule is a unit of energy equal to...

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How soon are Gas Cars Going Away? Aiming for Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Feb 08, 20214 min read

Though gas cars need to be a thing of the past in order to achieve net-zero carbon emissions they are not. Industry experts predict that realistically, the soonest gas vehicles will go away entirely is 2050. While policymakers in the US have demanded the switch...

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What are Solar Energy Soft Costs?

Feb 03, 20213 min read

Solar energy soft costs are by definition the additional expenses associated with and incurred within the overall solar system package from start to finish. These costs are non-hardware costs related to solar system financing, permits, the cost of labor, and overhead costs such as administration,...

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The Average Household Energy Consumption and Cost is Expected to Increase in 2021

Jan 31, 20212 min read

The cost of living in 2021, as always, is expected to increase. According to the Federal Register, Americans, on average, can expect an increase of about 1.3%. Like the cost of living, an increase in the average household energy consumption along with overall energy costs and...

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Solar Energy and Biden Administration! What to Expect?

Jan 28, 20213 min read

On January 20th, 2021, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America, with a goal to "Build a modern, sustainable infrastructure and an equitable clean energy future." Initially, the road to achieving this appeared to have some challenges....

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Do Solar Panels Increase Home Value? Find Out How!

Jan 28, 20213 min read

So you're looking to become energy independent? You want to eliminate your electric bill and reduce your carbon footprint by investing in renewable energy. To achieve this, you want to add solar panels to your property. Residential solar is becoming more and more attractive with...

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Going Solar? Things to know before Installing Solar Panels!

Jan 24, 20212 min read

There are several motivations and benefits of adding solar to your home. However, when customers begin their journey, they get inundated with offers for "quotes." But getting a quote is putting the cart before the horse. Before you start talking about the financial investment of producing...

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Federal Solar Tax Credit Extended through 2023

Jan 21, 20212 min read

With the signing of the December 21, 2020, COVID-19 relief package (page 2439), the Federal Solar Tax Credit (Solar Investment Tax Credit - ITC), initially set to expire at the end of 2021, has been extended through 2023. Initially, in the final year (2021) of the ITC,...

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