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Going Green

Why to Use a Local Solar Company Near You

By |2021-01-14T17:24:17+00:00January 14th, 2021|Going Green, Solar 101|

Going solar is a big decision, and there are plenty of other decisions to make. While it may feel overwhelming at first, the numerous benefits of a home solar system -- energy independence, lower electric bills, contributing to sustainability -- certainly make it all feel worth it. But one of the most important decisions you

Why Community Matters When it Comes to Solar Energy

By |2021-01-06T19:43:51+00:00January 5th, 2021|Going Green, Why Solar|

“It takes a village.” While this popular quote -- originally an African proverb -- is generally applied to the concept of raising a child, we at KC Solar believe it holds merit in another area. We truly believe in the importance of community in promoting the widespread adoption of solar energy. Whether it comes from

Solar Panel Disposal and Recycling: What to Know

By |2021-01-14T17:25:05+00:00November 30th, 2020|Going Green, Solar Technology|

The benefits of solar panels are many. From a lower monthly electric bill, to increasing your home’s value, to becoming energy independent. But one of the most important benefits of solar panels is the positive impact on the environment. And when it comes to solar panel disposal at the end of their long lives, the

The 2020 Election and Solar: Joe Biden’s Energy Plans

By |2020-11-18T19:59:15+00:00November 18th, 2020|Going Green, Solar in the News|

Days after Election Day 2020, the results became clear: Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States, unseating the incumbent President Donald Trump. After four years, Americans can expect several changes from the upcoming administration. And one of those changes will be Joe Biden’s energy plans. While Biden won’t be inaugurated until

How Solar Farming Can Save Farmers Money and Help the World

By |2020-10-21T16:32:12+00:00October 12th, 2020|Going Green, Solar 101, Solar in the News, Solar Technology|

Solar infrastructure and farming can combine in a powerful way that yields increased crop production and electricity simultaneously.  What is Solar Farming? Also called agrivoltaics, solar farming involves the practice of growing plants under the shade of solar panels.  Before this method was discovered, integrating solar panel use on farms was seen as impractical, due

Why You Should Get Solar Even in a Pandemic

By |2020-10-01T21:44:13+00:00September 17th, 2020|Going Green, Solar in the News, Why Solar|

Though the looming threat of the global COVID-19 pandemic has most families scrambling to meet immediate needs, now might be the time to look long term. Like going solar, even in a pandemic. If there’s anything that 2020 has proved to the global community, it’s that things you take for granted in your day-to-day life

Should You Get a HERO Loan? Read Up First

By |2020-09-30T17:46:51+00:00September 9th, 2020|Going Green, Solar 101|

Your family’s financial bandwidth doesn’t have to get in the way of your quest to energy efficiency. Applying for a Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) loan could give you the cash you need to commit to sustainable and energy efficient choices for your home.  But it’s worth remembering that there could be a multitude of

What is Net Metering, and Why Does It Matter?

By |2020-09-01T16:37:46+00:00August 25th, 2020|Going Green, Solar 101, Solar Technology, Why Solar|

Net metering is a crucial concept for solar homeowners looking to understand the cost-saving processes in the industry. Because of net metering, solar users are able to save tens of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of their installed system.  Net metering is the process by which homeowners are able to access and use a

Review Solar Panel Buying Guide to Answer Your Questions

By |2020-09-01T16:38:16+00:00July 30th, 2020|Going Green, Solar 101, Solar Technology, Why Solar|

The overall cost for average Americans to buy solar panels is decreasing every year. And more people want solar energy. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, 92% of Americans favor expanding solar energy. With cost-saving benefits trending up as at the same time, more attention is paid to innovation in the solar industry.

Solar Aesthetics Part Two: 10 Best Solar Homes

By |2020-07-03T16:37:22+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Going Green, Solar Technology, Why Solar|

Don't think you have to sacrifice the aesthetics of your home for your commitment to renewable energy. Solar panel integrations can come standard and look like you would expect. We've explored how solar panels can be attractive in part 1 of our series. But let's look at some examples of the best solar homes. They