Utilities

Guide to going solar in PG&E territory

Ben Zientara

September 20, 2021

Guide to going solar in PG&E territory

Our guide to getting solar panels for your home if you’re a Pacific Gas & Electric customer. PG&E solar programs can ensure you save a lot for years to come.

Unreliable Texas power prompts residents to install solar-plus-battery-storage solutions

Ana Almerini

June 30, 2021

Unreliable Texas power prompts residents to install solar-plus-battery-storage solutions

The Texas grid is built for profit, not reliability - leaving Texans on the brink of power outages for the second time in 2021.

What is a home energy audit - and is it worth it?

Catherine Lane

June 3, 2021

What is a home energy audit - and is it worth it?

A guide to home energy audits, including how much they cost, how you can perform them yourself, and whether or not they’re worth it.

Going solar with NV Energy: Net metering, interconnection, and rebates

Catherine Lane

May 5, 2021

Going solar with NV Energy: Net metering, interconnection, and rebates

Everything you need to know about going solar with NV Energy, including their net metering program, solar battery rebate, and more.

How solar power could protect Texans from another ERCOT power outage

Catherine Lane

February 18, 2021

How solar power could protect Texans from another ERCOT power outage

In light of recent events, we explore how Texans can protect themselves from future widespread power shut offs by installing solar panels and solar batteries.

Hawaii’s Quick Connect Program cuts red tape, increases solar savings

Catherine Lane

February 3, 2021

Hawaii’s Quick Connect Program cuts red tape, increases solar savings

Hawaiian Electric Company’s Quick Connect Program will save homeowners more money and give the solar industry a needed boost after COVID-19.

What roof shingle color is right for your home?

Ana Almerini

October 3, 2020

What roof shingle color is right for your home?

How do you pick a shingle color that upgrades your home’s curb appeal? Match it to your siding, shutter color, and your home’s natural surroundings.

GAF vs. CertainTeed asphalt shingles - Which is best for your roof?

Ben Zientara

September 29, 2020

GAF vs. CertainTeed asphalt shingles - Which is best for your roof?

The ultimate guide to comparing two popular brands of asphalt shingles, GAF vs. CertainTeed. We review costs, specs, warranties, and more so you can decide which is right for your roofing project.

6 common roof trusses: everything you need to know

Catherine Lane

September 28, 2020

6 common roof trusses: everything you need to know

A breakdown of 6 common types of roof trusses and their many uses. We review their typical prices, advantages and disadvantages, and more.

Alabama allows largest utility to increase ‘solar tax’ - guts state solar industry

Catherine Lane

September 13, 2020

Alabama allows largest utility to increase ‘solar tax’ - guts state solar industry

Alabama Power has been approved to implement a high monthly charge on solar homeowners that will drastically reduce electric bill savings.

New petition seeks to end net metering across the United States

Ben Zientara

May 20, 2020

New petition seeks to end net metering across the United States

NERA has filed a petition to end net metering. Find out how it can affect solar homeowners and how you can help.

What are time of use rates - and when is electricity cheapest?

Ben Zientara

April 27, 2020

What are time of use rates - and when is electricity cheapest?

Time of use rates change the price of electricity based on demand during the day. Electricity is cheapest when not many people are using it, late at night.