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

How much will solar panels cost to install on your specific home in 2021?

Andrew Sendy

June 25, 2021

How much will solar panels cost to install on your specific home in 2021?

Solar system cost is now less than $20,000 for a typical home. But what should you take into consideration when shopping for solar panels for your home?

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

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.

How long do Tesla batteries last?

Andrew Sendy

August 20, 2020

How long do Tesla batteries last?

After 1 charge, a Tesla can drive 262-405 miles, depending on model type, with a battery built to last for 500k miles.

The cost of charging a Tesla—and how it compares to gas vehicles

Andrew Sendy

December 18, 2018

The cost of charging a Tesla—and how it compares to gas vehicles

The cost varies depending on if its a Model 3, Model X or Model S, where you charge the battery, and if you use a solar-powered or Level 2 charging stations. Which is cheapest overall?

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

How long do solar panels actually last?

Andrew Sendy

April 29, 2016

How long do solar panels actually last?

Do solar panels go bad? What is a solar panel's typical life expectancy? Can you do anything to make them last longer? We answer these questions - and more.

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?

Solar energy pros and cons in 2021

Andrew Sendy

January 21, 2019

Solar energy pros and cons in 2021

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