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Solar 101

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

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 |2020-10-30T22:42:14+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 |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

What To Do If Your Solar Company Goes Out of Business

By |2020-10-01T21:44:27+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

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.