Solar, Home Energy Roundup: Tesla Solar Roof, New Models, California Bill of Solar Rights [March 19, 2019]
A lot’s happened with Tesla recently as the Model 3 reached volume production and now it’s introduced its next vehicle, the Model Y. That’s going to allow the company to get back on track with solar roofs, CEO Elon Musk said. Good timing, too, the residenRead More
Mass Save Helps Everyone Cut Energy Costs in Massachusetts
One of the best options in Massachusetts to save even more on energy is going solar, especially now that the new SMART solar incentive program is in effect. That program builds on Massachusetts’ previous successes with solar incentives and has helped creRead More
Solar, Home Energy News Roundup: Lower Energy Costs, Connecticut Rebates, Iowa Costs
In the future homes and electric vehicles will become more seamlessly integrated and companies are developing integrated solutions. Last week, for instance, Mitsubishi introduced the Dendo Drive House concept. The concept would partner a home solar arrayRead More
Save a little or a lot: Energy-saving tips for every homeowner
It’s not hard to reduce your energy usage. This practical guide shows you which steps will lower your power bills the most.Read More
What is a solar home and do I want one?
A solar home can mean passive solar design, a home with solar hot water or a house with pv solar panels. Solar powered homes are most common and can be grid-tied, hybrid (including a solar battery for backup power) or off grid.Read More
What is an SREC & how can I get the best SREC prices in 2019
Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) are an excellent incentive for homeowners. See how they work and how to get the best price for them in your state.Read More
What are solar panels? A beginner’s guide
All the info you need about solar panels: how they work, what solar arrays & solar panel systems are, whether you should get them for your home.Read More
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.Read More
Is a Mosaic solar loan the best option to finance solar panels in 2019?
As the largest home solar loan provider, Mosaic partners with local solar installers across the country. See how their solar loans work.Read More
Your guide to solar panel mounts in 2019
Looking for a solar panel mount? We look at the pros and cons of different mounting options as well as the top brands in 2019.Read More
Buying cheap solar panels in 2019: A guide to discount solar panels
Should you buy cheap solar panels for your home? Check out this expert savings guide to home solar with cheap solar panels.Read More
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.Read More
Solar power for home FAQs: All your solar energy questions answered here!
Are you thinking about going solar but still have some unanswered questions? We provide the answers in this article.Read More
Why solar panels for homes are vital to the future of our planet
Greater action on climate change is coming. Solar panels will play a key role in the shift away from fossil fuels along with these emerging trends: electric vehicles, solar roofs and solar shingles, and solar batteries.Read More
PACE program solar panels: Are they the right option for you?
Know someone who has bought solar panels through a PACE financing program and wondering how it works? Read this guide to understand how Property Assessed Clean Energy works.Read More
Are solar panels in Florida worth it? Your expert savings guide for 2019
Find out how much you can save from installing solar panels in Florida with this expert guide to Florida solar incentives. See if you qualify for the Florida PACE program?Read More
How do Tesla prices on solar panels, their home battery and Tesla cars compare to competitors offering similar products?
Their products have taken the solar, energy and auto sectors by storm. But are Tesla prices competitive in each of these product categories? We take a look.Read More
Nissan Leaf review: Price, cost to charge & charge time
Finally an electric car to challenge Tesla! Check out its take-home price, cost to charge, charge time, types of chargers and whether you should buy it.Read More
How much do solar panels cost in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2019?
The average price for solar panels in Salt Lake City is $3.34 – $4.31 per watt. A typical 5 kWh solar installation would cost between $16,700 and $21,550.Read More
Best solar batteries in 2019: Tesla vs. Sonnen vs. LG Chem vs. BYD
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...Read More
The cost of charging a Tesla—and how it compares to gas vehicles
The cost varies depending on if its 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?Read More
Use Cut My Bill to save money on electric bills
Looking for ways to reduce your electricity bill? Cut My Bill shows you how—and how much—you can save by switching plans or installing solar panels.Read More
How do I claim the Federal Solar Tax Credit?
Here’s a guide to the 30% solar investment tax credit (ITC). Learn the requirements, how it works, when you claim it, which forms to submit, and how it affects your taxes.Read More
New solar panels and new solar panel technologies in 2019
With many new solar panel technologies in coming out in 2019, homeowners have more choices than ever when going solar. There's never been a better time to find the right solar power solution for your home.Read More
How new solar power technology will make solar power for home a necessity
Whether going solar is worth it is a decision every individual must make for themselves, but comparing investment versus payback periods is a great way to help you make this decision. While residential PV systems could cost more than $50,000 a decade ago,Read More
How does the new SMART solar incentive program in Massachusetts change solar payback time?
The new Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program offers some great benefits to Massachusetts residents and their solar installations. As the program is relatively new, let’s review its features, how it differs from the old programs, and how iRead More
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.Read More
How much do solar panels cost in Denver Colorado and what is the payback period?
For most homeowners, reasons to install a solar system in Denver Colorado break down into personal priorities. Many people are motivated by environmental concerns. Others are driven by the idea of being more self-reliant. One thing they all have in commonRead More
What is a solar battery charger and what are the best solar battery chargers on the market in 2018?
Solar energy uses often expand beyond what people consider. Harnessing the sun's power isn't limited to solar panels for commercial and residential use, and battery chargers are the perfect...Read More
Solar Energy vs. Fossil Fuels
The answer we’ve heard for years is to turn to renewable types of energy because fossil fuels are being depleted and a danger to the environment. Make a conscious effort to reduce their carbon footprints.Read More
Tesla roof tiles turn solar shingles into a complete solar roof
Solar shingles are one of the newest ways to introduce your home to renewable energy. Solar shingles are small solar panels that replace your roof’s asphalt tiles to give your home the benefits of solar power.Read More