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 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

How long does it take for solar panels to pay for themselves?

Andrew Sendy

February 25, 2019

How long does it take for solar panels to pay for themselves?

Curious as to how long it will take to break even on solar panels for your home? Here's how to see the cost, savings & payback time you would get if you install solar panels on your specific home.

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.

Pros and cons of string inverters vs microinverters

Andrew Sendy

March 23, 2017

Pros and cons of string inverters vs microinverters

Both string inverters and micro inverters have their advantages and disadvantages and this page helps you decide which would be best to install at your home.

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.

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?

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

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.

What is Virtual Net Metering and who is it for?

Andrew Sendy

February 12, 2019

What is Virtual Net Metering and who is it for?

Virtual Net Metering enables community solar & other 'shared solar' models. A whole new segment of the US market can now access the benefits & savings of solar.