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

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.

Why the solar providers near you are often the best

Andrew Sendy

May 6, 2018

Why the solar providers near you are often the best

SolarReviews researh reveals that local solar companies enjoy a far high level of customer satisfaction than large national players showing the solar provider near you may be your best option

What you need to know about low solar prices

Andrew Sendy

July 30, 2021

What you need to know about low solar prices

Breaking down how to get the best price for solar without sacrificing installation quality and dependable customer service.

Solar lease vs. solar PPA

Andrew Sendy

April 26, 2016

Solar lease vs. solar PPA

Solar leases and solar PPAs are very similar and it can be difficult to differentiate the two. And - are they the best way to finance a solar panel installation?

Pros and cons of Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 solar panels

Andrew Sendy

August 23, 2017

Pros and cons of Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 solar panels

What is a tier 1 and tier 2 solar panel? What efficiency do I get from these types of solar panels?

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?

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 to understand and compare solar panel specifications

Andrew Sendy

June 7, 2017

How to understand and compare solar panel specifications

Solar panels explained: cells type, cell vendor, snow load, wind load, temperature coefficient, module efficiency, power tolerance, pmax

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