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 has the price and efficiency of solar panels changed over time?

Andrew Sendy

July 12, 2018

How has the price and efficiency of solar panels changed over time?

Solar power technology has been around for a lot longer than many realize. Throughout its development, the technology has seen countless transformations with increased increments of efficiency and eventually a drop in prices that made it available for res

How to search and compare prices from solar providers near me

Andrew Sendy

August 27, 2018

How to search and compare prices from solar providers near me

Best site to compare solar companies near you because it calculates the system size you need online and then show you both the prices and reputations of the local solar providers

How hot do solar panels get and how does it affect my system?

Andrew Sendy

January 1, 2019

How hot do solar panels get and how does it affect my system?

Worried your solar panels will overheat and lose efficiency? Learn the optimum temperature for panels & what happens when the temperature rises.

What are flexible solar panels and are they right for you?

Andrew Sendy

August 14, 2018

What are flexible solar panels and are they right for you?

Flexible solar panels could revolutionize the field of solar energy. In addition to the much lower cost, flexible solar panels allow for a great deal more versatility. Small and lightweight, they can be used on roofs that couldn't handle the weight of tra

What are thin film solar panels, how do they work and why aren’t they used for residential solar systems?

Andrew Sendy

July 14, 2018

What are thin film solar panels, how do they work and why aren’t they used for residential solar systems?

Thin film solar panels are smaller, lighter, last longer and cost less. So, why aren't they used for residential installations?

What is a megawatt MW, megawatt hour MWh, kilowatt kW and kilowatt hour kWh?

Andrew Sendy

March 24, 2018

What is a megawatt MW, megawatt hour MWh, kilowatt kW and kilowatt hour kWh?

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

Can you install solar panels on a flat roof? How much is output and cost affected?

Andrew Sendy

October 19, 2018

Can you install solar panels on a flat roof? How much is output and cost affected?

Are you still able to install solar panels on your flat roof? The short answer is YES!

How long is the current wait for a Tesla Model 3?

Andrew Sendy

June 7, 2018

How long is the current wait for a Tesla Model 3?

While customizations and premium upgrades can significantly raise the Model 3’s price tag, (Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features run the customer an additional $5,000 and $8,000, respectively!) they may be worth it for those wanting a premium

Tesla updates solar panel rental contract to make it more fair for consumers

Andrew Sendy

April 6, 2020

Tesla updates solar panel rental contract to make it more fair for consumers

We called for Tesla to update their solar panels rental program to make it more fair for consumers. Approximately two weeks later Tesla updated their contract accordingly.