Solar panels

New York’s new net metering policy to cut solar savings

Catherine Lane

July 21, 2020

New York’s new net metering policy to cut solar savings

In response to coronavirus, New York extended their net metering program - at a cost.

Are residential solar panels worth it in 2021?

Andrew Sendy

May 21, 2020

Are residential solar panels worth it in 2021?

With solar panels less expensive in 2021, the 26% federal tax credit (ITC) and net metering remaining, is solar panel installation for your home now worth it?

Why solar is a smart investment during a recession

Catherine Lane

May 1, 2020

Why solar is a smart investment during a recession

Our top 3 reasons why going solar is one of the most reliable investments you can make during a recession.

8 ways to transform your house into an energy-efficient home

Catherine Lane

April 30, 2020

8 ways to transform your house into an energy-efficient home

8 home improvement upgrades that will make your home more energy efficient and how much they can save you.

Top 10 energy conservation tips

Ana Almerini

April 24, 2020

Top 10 energy conservation tips

Energy conservation is easier than you think, read our top 10 tips to help you reduce your energy use and save money on your electricity bill.

New Minnesota building codes make solar a tight fit

Catherine Lane

April 16, 2020

New Minnesota building codes make solar a tight fit

Minnesota recently updated its building codes which makes less roof space available for solar panel installations.

Tesla solar roof: Updates and costs compared to conventional solar

Catherine Lane

April 14, 2020

Tesla solar roof: Updates and costs compared to conventional solar

The Tesla solar roof has changed over the years. What’s the latest solar roof news and is it worth the cost? The answer may surprise you!

Save big with heat pump hot water heating and home battery storage

Dan Hahn

April 10, 2020

Save big with heat pump hot water heating and home battery storage

Creating hot water is the second largest component of home energy consumption, accounting for 12% of a typical home's energy use. In the United States, over 85% of residences use natural gas or standard electric water heaters, though they are not very eff

How do solar panels work?

Catherine Kelso

April 8, 2020

How do solar panels work?

Find out how solar panels actually work - everyone is aware of solar but few know about the science behind it.

US solar industry feels coronavirus side effects - but not for long

Catherine Lane

March 25, 2020

US solar industry feels coronavirus side effects - but not for long

A review of how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting the US solar industry.

How solar is installed on clay tile roofs

Dan Hahn

March 15, 2020

How solar is installed on clay tile roofs

Clay tile roofs dominate the landscape across the American southwest. They look great, are part of Spanish culture, and can last a century. However, they can be a pain in the butt for solar installers to work with. Until recently, installing solar on clay

Brevard Solar closes without completing their jobs

Catherine Lane

March 10, 2020

Brevard Solar closes without completing their jobs

Florida solar company Brevard Solar closed in Feb 2020 after taking thousands of dollars from their customers.