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 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

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

How to accurately estimate solar panel installation cost for your specific home

Andrew Sendy

February 17, 2019

How to accurately estimate solar panel installation cost for your specific home

We here at SolarReviews have been asked countless times by our site users how much it will cost to install solar panels on their home. This article aims to answer this question as well as we can at a general level without oversimplifying the facts to a po

Exploring the best Tesla Powerwall alternatives in 2022

Andrew Sendy

December 20, 2018

Exploring the best Tesla Powerwall alternatives in 2022

Tesla Powerwall rules the US market—but is another brand better for your needs? Here are the reviews and pros & cons for the Sonnen Eco, LG Chem Resu and BYD B-Box. All have some great features that make them worth a closer look...

Solar Energy vs. Fossil Fuels

Andrew Sendy

July 12, 2018

Solar Energy vs. Fossil Fuels

The answer we’ve heard for years is to turn to renewable types of energy because fossil fuels are being depleted and a danger to the environment. Make a conscious effort to reduce their carbon footprints.

How much does a 6kW solar power system cost and how much electricity does it produce?

Andrew Sendy

August 26, 2018

How much does a 6kW solar power system cost and how much electricity does it produce?

A 6kW system will produce between 400-900 kWhs of power a month, which can offset the average US energy use of 914 kWhs. 6kW systems cost $15,600 on average.

Solar water heaters: Are they worth the cost?

Andrew Sendy

April 5, 2019

Solar water heaters: Are they worth the cost?

Everything you need to know about solar water heaters, including how they work, and how much they can cut down your utility bill.

Tesla Solar Roof review: is it worth the hype?

Andrew Sendy

April 4, 2019

Tesla Solar Roof review: is it worth the hype?

A Tesla Solar Roof review including how much it costs, how to install, and how solar shingles compare to traditional solar panels.

Solar energy pros and cons in 2022

Andrew Sendy

January 21, 2019

Solar energy pros and cons in 2022

Solar energy comes with its pros and cons. But as solar gets cheaper and technologies advance, the benefits greatly outweigh the disadvantages.