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

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.

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 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 energy pros and cons in 2023

Andrew Sendy

January 21, 2019

Solar energy pros and cons in 2023

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

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.

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

What do Tesla solar panels cost? Are they the best solar panel?

Andrew Sendy

September 13, 2018

What do Tesla solar panels cost? Are they the best solar panel?

his blog lays out what Tesla solar panels are, why Tesla uses third-party manufacturers, and most importantly, how much they cost.

How to wire solar panels in series vs. parallel

Andrew Sendy

October 15, 2018

How to wire solar panels in series vs. parallel

It’s important to know how to wire solar panels because it will influence how much energy your solar system produces. Find out if wiring in series or parallel, or both, is best for you.

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?