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 do solar panels cost and save homeowners in Orange County in 2023?

Andrew Sendy

April 7, 2022

How much do solar panels cost and save homeowners in Orange County in 2023?

Find out key facts about going solar as an Orange County homeowner, including your potential cost & savings, payback period, incentives, rebates & more.

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 272 - 405 miles, depending on model type, with a battery built to last for 500k miles.

How does solar energy work and how do we use it in our homes?

Andrew Sendy

September 12, 2018

How does solar energy work and how do we use it in our homes?

Want to know how solar energy works for homes with rooftop solar? We explain inverters, energy flows, batteries, and how solar interacts with the grid.

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

7 steps to save money on electric bills in 2023

Andrew Sendy

May 15, 2019

7 steps to save money on electric bills in 2023

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.

What are megawatts & kilowatts, how do you convert them?

Andrew Sendy

March 24, 2018

What are megawatts & kilowatts, how do you convert them?

Exploring what is meant by a megawatt,megawatt hour, kilowatt, and kilowatt hour.

Are residential solar panels worth it in 2023?

Andrew Sendy

May 21, 2020

Are residential solar panels worth it in 2023?

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?

How much output do you get from solar panels?

Andrew Sendy

April 28, 2018

How much output do you get from solar panels?

How much electricity will solar panels produce on your house and how many modules do you need to cover your electricity bill? It's all explained here.

Exploring the best Tesla Powerwall alternatives in 2023

Andrew Sendy

December 20, 2018

Exploring the best Tesla Powerwall alternatives in 2023

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...