Utilities

Investing in solar energy: What return can you get on your solar investment?

Andrew Sendy

April 11, 2019

Investing in solar energy: What return can you get on your solar investment?

Need to know the return on investment before making a big commitment like solar for your home. Here are the costs, incentives, savings and payback.

What is a solar tracker and is it worth the investment?

Catherine Lane

March 27, 2018

What is a solar tracker and is it worth the investment?

Solar trackers allow your solar panels to follow the sun so they can produce more solar power. But are they worth the extra cost?

How your utility company can make it harder to go solar

Ben Zientara

March 27, 2018

How your utility company can make it harder to go solar

Here are the ways utilities have increased costs for future solar owners: Utility strategy 1: Time-of-use billing. Utility strategy 2: Non-bypassable charges. Utility strategy 3: Demand and grid-access charges. Utility strategy 4: Increasing minimum month

What is a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)?

Ben Zientara

January 29, 2016

What is a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)?

A Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a law that requires electric utilities in a state to generate a certain percentage of electricity from renewable sources by a certain date. The RPS is also used to determine the amount and type of incentives availab