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

Compared: Solar panel warranty information for SunPower, LG, Panasonic and Canadian Solar

Andrew Sendy

May 13, 2019

Compared: Solar panel warranty information for SunPower, LG, Panasonic and Canadian Solar

Your solar panels will last over 25 years. Be sure to choose a solar manufacturer that offers a top warranty & will be around to honor it.

How long do solar panels actually last?

Andrew Sendy

April 29, 2016

How long do solar panels actually last?

Do solar panels go bad? What is a solar panel's typical life expectancy? Can you do anything to make them last longer? We answer these questions - and more.

CPUC decision based on incorrect assumptions and will kill California’s solar industry

Andrew Sendy

January 8, 2022

CPUC decision based on incorrect assumptions and will kill California’s solar industry

SolarReviews' survey shows that the Californian Public Utility Commission (CPUC)'s recent decision to both reduce payments to solar homeowners as well as tax them will prevent 95% of people from installing solar.

What is the most energy efficient space heater  - and the best solar air heater?

Andrew Sendy

May 3, 2019

What is the most energy efficient space heater - and the best solar air heater?

Looking for something safe and energy efficient? There are now space heaters and solar air heaters that are great for a single room or smaller space.

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.

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

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?

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!

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.