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Solar 101

How Well Do Solar Panels Hold Up in Inclement Weather?

By |2021-05-19T14:17:52+00:00May 19th, 2021|Solar 101, Solar Technology|

When you decide to go solar, it’s a big decision. You already know how many benefits it can bring you -- from lower electricity bills, to energy independence, and more. However, installing home solar panels can be a big investment, though state and federal incentives can help reduce the cost. How do solar panels stand

Should I Switch to Solar Energy?

By |2021-04-19T14:54:13+00:00March 31st, 2021|Going Green, Solar 101, Why Solar|

“Should I switch to solar energy?” It’s a question that many people have likely asked themselves. While you may know about some of the benefits, you may not feel like you know enough to seriously consider it. Maybe it sounds like a hassle, maybe it seems confusing, or maybe it just seems too expensive. But

Choosing Among Local Solar Companies

By |2021-04-14T20:09:49+00:00March 4th, 2021|Solar 101|

After weeks, months, or even years of research, let’s say you’ve finally made the decision: you’re going solar. That’s great news! The benefits of solar energy are going to pay off in so many ways over the lifetime of your system. But after that decision, there’s another one you need to make: who is going

Good News for 2021: Solar Tax Breaks Extended

By |2021-04-14T20:14:57+00:00January 26th, 2021|Solar 101, Solar in the News|

While it wasn’t easy, we’ve made it to 2021. And 2020 is likely a year most of us would prefer to forget. It was a year full of uncertainty and sacrifices in the wake of the pandemic, all topped off with a tense election in the last few months. Whether or not you feel that

Why to Use a Local Solar Company Near You

By |2021-04-14T20:16:10+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

How Do Solar Panels Work?

By |2020-12-23T21:09:01+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Solar 101, Solar Technology|

You know the benefits of solar power. Lower your electric bill. Become energy independent. And be environmentally friendly at the same time. But if you’re considering making the switch to solar, there’s one more burning question you may want answered. How do solar panels actually work, anyway? How do those big, shiny blue or black

Understanding Evergy’s Solar Plans in Kansas

By |2020-12-23T19:52:42+00:00December 10th, 2020|Solar 101, Solar in the News|

After the high-profile merger between Kansas City Power & Light and Topeka-based Westar Energy, energy giant Evergy is making headlines again. This time, it’s for something that really hits home for us at KC Solar: proposed extra charges for solar panel users. A quick Google News search shows no shortage of opinions when it comes

Why and How to Clean Your Solar Panels

By |2021-04-21T21:20:52+00:00October 29th, 2020|Solar 101|

Months after the international COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives, there’s one thing on our minds more than it used to be: cleaning. Whether it’s meticulously washing your hands after coming home, or disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces such as keys and door knobs. But what about cleaning your solar panels? For residential solar panel system owners,

How Solar Farming Can Save Farmers Money and Help the World

By |2021-04-21T18:59:37+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

What To Do If Your Solar Company Goes Out of Business

By |2021-04-14T20:13:59+00:00October 1st, 2020|Solar 101, Solar in the News|

Due to the nature of the industry and the highly competitive atmosphere in the solar industry, you may call your previous solar company or installer about a maintenance issue. You find the phone number no longer in service. What do you do when you find your solar company goes out of business? The short answer