About Andrew Sendy

Andrew Sendy - Author of Solar Reviews

Andrew Sendy

Home Solar Journalist

Andy is deeply concerned about climate change but is also concerned about cost of living pressures on American families. He advocates for solar energy and solar battery storage only to the extent that they make financial sense for homeowners. He is not affiliated with any particular solar company in the United States.

Andy Sendy is a well known and trusted figure with more than 12 years of experience in the solar industry globally.

He was a founder of what is now the largest solar panel installation companies in South Australia, has owned and operated solar projects in Japan and is Chairman of Solar Investments, a company that publishes several of the best home solar related consumer education websites in America.

Andy has sat across the kitchen table with thousands of people who have considered solar (and even installed a few systems himself). He has a unique insight into the information consumers need.

 

Andy can write freely about solar because he is not affiliated with any specific solar company in the USA and has no financial interest in whether you do or don’t buy a solar system for your home.

Recent articles by Andrew Sendy

What are megawatts & kilowatts, how do you convert them?

Andrew Sendy

March 24, 2018

What are megawatts & kilowatts, how do you convert them?

Exploring what is meant by a megawatt,megawatt hour, kilowatt, and kilowatt hour.

Investing in solar energy: What return can you get on your solar investment?

Andrew Sendy

April 11, 2019

Investing in solar energy: What return can you get on your solar investment?

Need to know the return on investment before making a big commitment like solar for your home. Here are the costs, incentives, savings and payback.

How will Trump's solar tariffs affect residential solar panel costs

Andrew Sendy

January 24, 2018

How will Trump's solar tariffs affect residential solar panel costs

The short answer is that they won’t. Here’s why the newly implemented solar tariffs will have minimal effect on the cost of residential solar panel installation in the United States in 2018 and 2019.

The top solar incentive programs in the US in 2022 and how to find solar incentives available in your area?

Andrew Sendy

July 26, 2018

The top solar incentive programs in the US in 2022 and how to find solar incentives available in your area?

With all the incentives available, customers can typically recover their investment within 5-8 years, which means you get free electricity and extra credits for the remainder of the 25-year period.

A beginners guide to solar panels for home: Are they worth it where you live?

Andrew Sendy

January 6, 2021

A beginners guide to solar panels for home: Are they worth it where you live?

Solar Panels for Home: Ultimate beginners guide shows the economics of solar panels on your specific home

Why your power bill is so expensive – and how to make it cheaper

Andrew Sendy

January 2, 2019

Why your power bill is so expensive – and how to make it cheaper

Electricity are up almost 70% since 2000. But you can pay less by choosing the right rate plan and installing solar panels.

Where can I compare solar panel prices online?

Andrew Sendy

October 19, 2018

Where can I compare solar panel prices online?

Homeowners around the country are discovering the cost-effective, environmentally-friendly benefits of solar power for homes. Between 2006 and 2016, residential solar power installations in the United States increased by an average rate of 59% each year.

Solar panel cost and payback period in Denver, Colorado

Andrew Sendy

October 18, 2018

Solar panel cost and payback period in Denver, Colorado

For most homeowners, reasons to install a solar system in Denver Colorado break down into personal priorities. Many people are motivated by environmental concerns. Others are driven by the idea of being more self-reliant. One thing they all have in common

What do Tesla solar panels cost? Are they the best solar panel?

Andrew Sendy

September 13, 2018

What do Tesla solar panels cost? Are they the best solar panel?

his blog lays out what Tesla solar panels are, why Tesla uses third-party manufacturers, and most importantly, how much they cost.