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

A guide to solar panels for homes: Cost & savings, solar batteries and 2021 trends

Andrew Sendy

January 6, 2021

A guide to solar panels for homes: Cost & savings, solar batteries and 2021 trends

Answering the most common questions people have about installing residential solar panels for their homes in 2021.

How long do Tesla batteries last?

Andrew Sendy

August 20, 2020

How long do Tesla batteries last?

How long do Tesla batteries last? After 1 charge, a Tesla can drive 250-402 miles, depending on model type, with a battery built to last for 500k miles.

Are residential solar panels worth it in 2021?

Andrew Sendy

May 21, 2020

Are residential solar panels worth it in 2021?

With solar panels less expensive in 2021, the 26% federal tax credit (ITC) and net metering remaining, is solar panel installation for your home now worth it?

What solar incentives and rebates are available to California homeowners in 2021?

Andrew Sendy

April 14, 2020

What solar incentives and rebates are available to California homeowners in 2021?

It is very difficult to search for solar incentives because there are many solar and energy efficiency incentives in CA for which your home would not be eligible. As such, we built this simple California solar incentives calculator that shows only the cur

Tesla updates solar panel rental contract to make it more fair for consumers

Andrew Sendy

April 6, 2020

Tesla updates solar panel rental contract to make it more fair for consumers

We called for Tesla to update their solar panels rental program to make it more fair for consumers. Approximately two weeks later Tesla updated their contract accordingly.

What you need to know about solar panels for your home in 2021

Andrew Sendy

January 15, 2020

What you need to know about solar panels for your home in 2021

Answering the most common questions people have about installing residential solar panels for their homes in 2021.

Is the Mass Solar Loan program a good choice for financing a solar installation?

Andrew Sendy

May 20, 2019

Is the Mass Solar Loan program a good choice for financing a solar installation?

The program offers solar loans to income-qualified Massachusetts residents. How does it compare to other financing options - and is it a good deal?

SolarReviews chooses the new Solar-Estimate.org solar panel calculator

Andrew Sendy

May 16, 2019

SolarReviews chooses the new Solar-Estimate.org solar panel calculator

After an extensive review of calculators available, SolarReviews has chosen the Solar-Estimate.org solar calculation engine

7 steps to save money on electric bills in 2021

Andrew Sendy

May 15, 2019

7 steps to save money on electric bills in 2021

Energy costs are rising, but it’s easier than ever to save on your electric bills. Use these 7 easy steps to reduce your energy spend now.