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 will Trump's solar tariffs affect residential solar panel costs

Andrew Sendy

January 24, 2018

How will Trump's solar tariffs affect residential solar panel costs

The short answer is that they won’t. Here’s why the newly implemented solar tariffs will have minimal effect on the cost of residential solar panel installation in the United States in 2018 and 2019.

Where can I compare solar panel prices online?

Andrew Sendy

October 19, 2018

Where can I compare solar panel prices online?

Homeowners around the country are discovering the cost-effective, environmentally-friendly benefits of solar power for homes. Between 2006 and 2016, residential solar power installations in the United States increased by an average rate of 59% each year.

Do solar panels work on cloudy days or at night?

Andrew Sendy

January 24, 2019

Do solar panels work on cloudy days or at night?

We explain in simple English how solar panels work, how well they work on cloudy days and climates, and whether they work at night.

Solar panel maintenance: Everything you need to know

Andrew Sendy

February 12, 2019

Solar panel maintenance: Everything you need to know

Solar panel maintenance is easy. We tell you what you need to do — and how often — to keep them running at peak efficiency.

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

Are Canadian Solar panels the best solar panels for your home?

Andrew Sendy

July 2, 2018

Are Canadian Solar panels the best solar panels for your home?

Canadian solar panels are one of the best tier 1 brands on the market. I tend to prefer them over the other leading tier one brands because they can be significantly cheaper whilst producing a similar amount of power per watt.

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

10 tips for getting the best solar quotes

Andrew Sendy

June 27, 2016

10 tips for getting the best solar quotes

Don’t get ripped off! Here’s how to get solar quotes for high-quality equipment, at competitive prices, from solar installers with top reviews.

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.